Colts Banquet And November Audition Weekend
November 27, 2015
While some areas of the Midwest are experiencing some wintery weather this weekend, travel in the tri-state area surrounding Dubuque appears to be unaffected as are many other parts of the country. Depending upon your direction of travel, please use good judgement about whether or not you should come to Dubuque. Read more...
Colts Name Noah Perkins Drum Major For 2016 Season
November 19, 2015
A fifth-year member from the brass section, Noah Perkins will gain a new perspective on the drum corps activity from the perch of the Colts podium. Colts Director Vicki MacFarlane and Program Coordinator Howard Weinstein are confident Noah's character and leadership qualities are a perfect fit for the job. Read more...
Colts Brass Program Introduces SmartMusic
November 14, 2015
The Colts brass program has created a new SmartMusic developmental track open to any interested brass musician. This program is not required if you want to audition for or be a member of the Colts. It is simply a free tool available to help improve brass playing as a part of the educational mission of the Colts Youth Organization. Find out more...
November Audition Camp Details
November 7, 2015
The Colts will hold auditions for membership positions in the 2016 drum corps on November 27-29, 2015, at the Five Flags Center in Dubuque, Iowa. The weekend will begin at 8:30 pm Friday night. CLICK THE HEADLINE for many weekend details for both auditioning students and their parents.
Welcome to 2016!
Colt Cadets 2016 Preseason Schedule & Staff Announcements
November 4, 2015
The Colt Cadets announce many returning faces to lead the corps coming off an exciting and successful 2015 season. In 2016, a couple new names join the team, including Drill Designer Jon Bay, and Tour Director Max Meigel. Read more...
Colts Announce Health & Wellness Coach For 2016
November 3, 2015
The Colts are pleased to announce the addition of their health and wellness coach for the 2016 season, Danny Elliott. A 1999 Colts snare drummer and owner/trainer of Heart Body Soul in Florida, Danny will provide consultation and instruction on student nutrition, sleep, fitness and physical well being. Read more...
Colts Instructional Team Set For 2016
October 18, 2015
The Colts Drum & Bugle Corps is proud to announce the brass, color guard and visual staffs for the 2016 season. Colts Director Vicki MacFarlane and Program Coordinator Howard Weinstein brought together a cohesive group of educators to deliver a high level of instruction for the members. Click headline for details...
Colts Percussion Team Assembled For 2016
October 5, 2015
The Colts are pleased to announce their full percussion staff for the 2016 season. The team will be led by Caption Head Lane Summerlin, elevated from his role as front ensemble coordinator. Audition information is also available. Read more...
Fresh Minds And Sage Vets Create Synergetic Music Team
September 23, 2015
The Colts are proud to announce their 2016 music team led by arrangers Marty McCartt (brass) and David Nelson (percussion). Others leading the music staff are Brass Coordinator Tom Santino, Brass Caption Head Scott Whitford, Percussion Caption Head Lane Summerlin, and Sound Designer Drew Brown. Read more...
Colts Announce 2016 Visual Team
September 16, 2015
The 2016 Colts visual team will be led by Program Coordinator Howard Weinstein. Howard will be joined by Drill Designer Ralph Stewart, Guard Designer & Caption Head Brandon Smith, and Visual Caption Head Jordan Lalama. Read more...
Colts Hand Program Reins To DCI Veteran Howard Weinstein
September 7, 2015
The Colts Youth Organization announced today that Howard Weinstein will lead the Colts design team in 2016. Click the headline to learn more about Howard's long history in the drum corps activity as both program coordinator and corps director.
Colts Receive $30,000 Operating Grant From City Of Dubuque
September 7, 2015
The Colts Youth Organization is pleased to announce it has received a $30,000 grant from the City of Dubuque as part of the City Council's Arts & Culture Grant Program for Operating Support. A total of $210,000 was appropriated to 15 area nonprofit organizations. This is the 11th year of the program.
A Great Trumpeter, Colts Fan, And Father Leaves The Stage At 83
July 28, 2015
On Sunday, July 26, 2015, the Colts were left with a trumpet hole and this time around there would be no replacement. Bud MacFarlane was a wonderful man. He entertained thousands through the years with his musicianship, and I would like to use this opportunity to tell the world a little bit more about him.
Colts Summer Band Concert
July 9, 2015
The Colts Summer Band will conclude their summer lesson series with a concert at the Alliant Energy Amphitheater on Thursday, July 9 at 7:00 pm. The Colts Summer Band will be joined by our Pandemonium Steel Drum Ensemble and the Colt Cadets. Read more...
Colts Announce 2015 Hall Of Fame
June 24, 2015
The Colts Youth Organization is proud to announce its 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees. These honorees join 31 previous inductees in the Colts Hall of Fame whose history of outstanding contributions to the Colts has played a significant and long-term role in our organization and in the marching arts. Click the headline for the Class of 2015...
Great Give Day THANK YOU!
May 6, 2015
Thanks to all who sent gifts for the Great Give Day fundraising challenge sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. Click headline for result of the day...
Grand Opening Of The Colts Mall
March 22, 2015
The Colts Youth Organization has launched a new online store to coincide with the start of ticket sales for our 2015 DCI summer tour events. In addition to tickets, you can find a variety of corps merchandise, dozens of used flags and guard uniforms, and an online payment method for student fees, member sponsorships, and donations. Click for additional details...
2014 Banquet Awards & Recap
December 8, 2014
On November 22, our annual banquet allowed us to recognize members from both corps, and our return to the Five Flags Center in downtown Dubuque was wonderful once again. Click headline for details...
On This GIVING TUESDAY, We Give Thanks
December 2, 2014
Following a whirlwind couple of weeks, the staff at the Colts Youth Organization is combining special days as we take this opportunity on Giving Tuesday to GIVE THANKS to all those who make our programs so unique and life-changing. Read more...
Colts Booster Club Feeds The Corps
October 29, 2014
The Colts Booster Club has paired up with Schwan's Foods fundraising program, Schwan's Cares, to support our summer food program. Purchase a great Schwan's product and up to 40% of the proceeds are donated to the Colts. Click the headline to find out more...
Colt Cadets Announce Assistant Director Along With 2015 Design & Caption Heads
September 29, 2014
The Colt Cadets are excited to announce many returning faces, along with a few new ones, to lead the corps into 2015. Read More...
Colts Expand Chris Tomsa's Role On Admin Team
September 16, 2014
The Colts Youth Organization is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Tomsa as Colts assistant director for the 2015 season. Chris' role will provide administrative support to corps management in many areas including operations, communications, and educational programs. Read more...
Medical Associates Foundation Grant Fuels Drum Corps Research
July 22, 2014
The Colts Drum & Bugle Corps was recently honored to receive a grant from the Medical Associates Clinic Foundation of Dubuque to fund a three-year medical research project to study the effects of the drum corps performance on its students. Read more...

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