From a Bluecoats press release: After a very successful 2003 season, and an exciting off-season of organizational enhancements, the Bluecoats have kicked off their 2004 season with incredible audition camps in Cedar Park, Texas, and Canton, Ohio.

Potential Bluecoats auditionees check out the corps' 2003 performance.
More than 290 prospective members from all over the southwestern United States visited Cedar Park High School to audition for the Bluecoats during the weekend of Nov. 22 to Nov. 23. Executive director David Glasgow was very happy with the weekend's results. "We were thrilled to again see so many talented young people from Texas and surrounding states excited about being a part of our organization! Our excellent relationship with Cedar Park's band program continues to make it all possible," Glasgow said. Nearly 250 people braved the snow, ice, and cold weather to attend this weekend's audition camp in Canton, Ohio. "We're proud of the fact that we have the ability to present our program to such a large and diverse group of recruits utilizing our visibility in Texas and our history in Ohio. Being able to offer a positive audition experience to 550 potential members is a real thrill," said Bill Hamilton, the corps' new program coordinator. Exclusive video footage from the camp can be found at the corps' Web site. It's not too late to audition for the 2004 Bluecoats. Additional open audition camps will be held in Canton from December 19-21(all sections), and in Cedar Park, Texas, on January 3-4 (brass and color guard). For details on how to audition for the Bluecoats, and more information about the 2004 season, please visit