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Buy a Dot
Ever wish you could go on tour but time and finances got in the way? Now you can follow the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps on the road no matter where you are! How? By purchasing a Dot(s) which will be placed on the NEW Food Truck.Personalize your Dot below with your name or dedicate your Dot in memory of or in honor of someone! Your Dot will be placed on the new Blue Knights Mobile Kitchen Trailer (learn more here). We are giving you the opportunity to: • Leave a legacy • Leave evidence of your drum corps journey • Leave a memory • Leave a thank you honoring someone who supported/mentored you • Leave a memorial to someone special Click here or on the Dot below and customize your Dot and it will travel with the new Blue Knights Food Truck for the coming years: *Corporate Sponsors*: If you'd like your logo on the trailer to be seen by thousands across the country, contact Thelma for options at email@example.com.
“Mike Jackson” Signature Vic Firth Drumsticks
Blue Knights Bottle Opener
Blue Knights Nalgene Bottle
Blue Knights BBQ Apron
Age Out Dog Tag
WHY DO BLUE KNIGHTS AGE-OUTS HAVE DOG TAGS?
The early years of drum corps was deeply rooted in military tradition. The Blue Knights were no different when they began in 1958. There were merits, demerits, ranks (i.e, Private, Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, etc.), promotions and demotions. Part of the Blue Knights “military” history was “military” dog tags that contained important personal information stamped into the metal. Corps members were required to wear their dog tags when traveling with the corps and could not board the busses without them.
In the early 2000’s, the Alumni Association was looking for a keepsake to present to the age-outs. The decision was to give them dog tags as a reminder of the corps early “traditions”.
One side of the dog tag is engraved with the current BK logo and the other side is engraved with “I Go On”, the age-out’s name and age out year. The dog tags are proudly worn by the age-outs during their final marching season with the Blue Knights and many of them have found creative ways to display them while in uniform. Learn more about the history of the Blue Knights here.
NOTE: The age out dog tag is available for Blue Knights age-outs ONLY. (Either to replace a lost tag or for those who aged out before the tradition started but would like one.) If you marched with Blue Knights but did not age out with the corps (having either gone to another corps or chose not to march your last year with BK) you are not eligible for a dog tag. No refunds will be given if a dog tag is ordered for someone that doesn't fit these criteria.
Age out dog tags are ordered twice a year. Orders received 2/1 through 5/31 will be placed June 1st. Orders received 6/1 through 1/31 will be placed February 1st.