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Bluecoats 2024 Summer Season & National Tour

WITH A RENEWED FOCUS ON ARTS EDUCATION, 2024 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: The grand opening of the Bluecoats EN-RICH-MENT Arts Education Center in Downtown Canton. The return of one of the nation’s largest drum corps shows – Innovations In Brass – to the HOF Enshrinement Week at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on Monday August […]

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Introducing Our 2024 Drum Majors

On February 20, 2024, in Member News, News We are proud to introduce our three drum majors who will be leading the corps in 2024! Please welcome Wes Booker, Joe Zishka, and Marielle Chrupcala to the podium. Read the rest of the article here.

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Blue Stars Hall of Fame Nominations – Class of 2024

The Blue Stars Hall of Fame committee is now accepting nominations for the Blue Stars Hall of Fame, Class of 2024. This year, up to three (3) new inductees will join the esteemed members of the Hall of Fame. Nomination submissions are due by April 1, 2024. To nominate a candidate for the Blue Stars […]

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Carolina Crown to Collaborate with Composer John Mackey

As excitement for the summer continues to build, we are thrilled to welcome world-renowned composer John Mackey! Mackey has been commissioned to compose an original piece for Crown’s upcoming production. “The addition of John to the creative team at Crown is an incredible opportunity! This commission highlights the enduring power of music to unite creative […]

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Marching Roundtable 1201: Howard Weinstein- Three Things I Wish I Had Known

Howard shares keys to gaining perspective and getting good advice as he looks back at his early years of teaching. You can listen to us below, or if you want to take us with you, you can download us from iTunes and Amazon. Read the rest of the article here.

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Announcing Chris McCarthy as Guard Designer & Caption Supervisor

The Troopers are extremely excited to announce the addition of Chris McCarthy as the Troopers Colorguard Designer and Caption Supervisor. Chris has an extensive background in the Colorguard world. He is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Origins Colorguard based out of Austin, Texas. Most recently he served as the Co-Caption Head and Choreographer at […]

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Show the Troopers Love with Scholarship Support

Now is the perfect time to show our 2024 Troopers some love! You help us put the best corps on the field when you give to our Mick & Susie McMurry Scholarship fund. This fund provides flexibility to corps staff to support members who may face challenges paying their tour fees. Read the rest of […]

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Jason Parent appointed Operations Director

Effective May 1, 2024, Jason Parent will join Music City Youth in the Arts as Operations Director. Jason has been involved with the marching arts in one way or another for over 3 decades. He has been a program coordinator, instructional / support staff, bus / truck driver, volunteer and a marching member for several […]

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Anna Meredith Discusses Bluecoats on BBC Radio 3 – Music Matters

On Saturday Anna Meredith joined Tom Service on the UK radio program Music Matters, hosted on BBC Radio 3. She discussed Bluecoats’ use of three of her titles, focusing on the 2022 use of Nautilus in Riffs & Revelations. When asked about the corps and its use of her music she said, “I love everything […]

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Mandarins Trophy Lobby and Band Room Dedication

Thanks to a generous donation from Jimmie & Mary Yee and Family, the Mandarins Event Center’s Trophy Lobby and Band Room was dedicated in their honor on February 10, 2024. Jimmie became involved with the Mandarins drum corps (formerly Ye Wah) during its formation in 1963, when his oldest daughter joined the corps in the […]

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