Colt Cadets Firing Up For 2015 Season - Kickoff Rehearsal: February 1st
January 20, 2015
The Colt Cadets will kick off their 2015 season with an Open House Rehearsal and Clinic on Sunday, February 1st from 1:00-5:00 pm at Washington Middle School in Dubuque. As always, preseason Colt Cadets rehearsals are FREE to attend, and there is absolutely no obligation to join! Read more...
January 16-18 Rehearsal & Audition Weekend Details
January 10, 2015
Attend our January weekend at the beautiful Five Flags Center in Dubuque! Lots of information for students auditioning, members, and parents. New students welcome! Click the headline to find out more...
DCI World Championships Tickets And Hotel
January 8, 2015
The Colts are pleased to announce that we will once again be offering some of the best Drum Corps International World Championships tickets to our families, alumni, fans and friends. Use code DCICOL0815429 to book a room at the Courtyard by Marriot in downtown Indy. Click for 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...
2015 Colts Membership Information Packet
October 24, 2014
The Colts have published 2015 Membership Information. An email will be sent to all who signed up on the website to receive information. The brochure is available online now. Read more...
Colts Return All Caption Heads For 2015 Season
October 10, 2014
The Colts are pleased to announce that all of the caption heads from their successful 2014 season will be back to lead our educational programs again for 2015. "Like our design team, I felt it important for the corps to develop continuity in building the fundamentals of how we approach performance," said Corps Director Vicki MacFarlane. Read 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 Announce 2015 Design Team
September 23, 2014
The Colts Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce the design team for the corps 2015 season. All of the designers from 2014 will be returning under the direction of Marc Sylvester, who is returning for his third season as program coordinator and visual designer. Click headline for additional details...
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...
Colts Receive $12,500 Grant From Dubuque Racing Association
August 18, 2014
When the Dubuque Racing Association announced their 2014 grant awards just before summer, the Colts Youth Organization was pleased to learn it received $12,500 for the purchase of Colt Cadets percussion instruments. This was the 18th consecutive year that the Colts received a grant of $5,000 or more from the DRA. Read more...
Colts And Colt Cadets Complete Magical Summer
August 18, 2014
The Colts and Colt Cadets concluded their 2014 seasons with performances at the Drum Corps International World Championships in Indianapolis, August 7-9. Much congratulations goes out to all members; the talented staffs, volunteers, and drivers of both corps; and all the parents who support this amazing opportunity for their kids. Read more...
Colts Return To The Big Screen For DCI Prelims
August 5, 2014
The Colts will appear in the theaters nationwide on Thursday, August 7th, as Drum Corps International presents Big, Loud & Live 11. AMC Star 14 will broadcast the event in Dubuque. The Colts return to the annual cinema event for the first time since 2010. 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...
Colt Cadets Clinic & Performance in Cuba City, WI - July 19
July 18, 2014
The Colt Cadets will be rehearsing at Cuba City High School on Saturday, July 19 in Cuba City, Wisconsin. The rehearsal is open to the public, and will conclude with a free clinic and performance starting at 6:00pm. Read more...
Colts Receive $40,000 Operating Grant From City Of Dubuque
July 11, 2014
The Colts Youth Organization is pleased to announce it has received a $40,000 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 16 area nonprofit organizations. This is the tenth year of the program.
There's No Place Like Home
July 9, 2014
The Colts Youth Organization presented Music On The March at Dalzell Field in Dubuque on Tuesday, July 8th. The hometown crowd is likely the most appreciative audience anywhere along the DCI tour. Thank you to everyone who had a hand in making the evening a success. Read more...
No Boundaries Documentary Showing At Mindframe
July 7, 2014
Mindframe Theaters is the place for the screening of No Boundaries, the documentary film produced about the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps. The film is showing Monday, July 7th, ONE NIGHT ONLY. Doors open at 6:30 PM. The screening will begin at 7:00 PM, and there will be a chance for Q&A afterwards. The showing is FREE and open to the public. Read more...
It's Showtime!!
July 1, 2014
The Colts sponsor Brass Impact in Overland Park, Kansas on Tuesday, July 1 and Celebration In Brass in Waukee, Iowa on Wednesday, July 2. The weather forecasts for both evenings are spectacular. IF YOU PLACED A TICKET ORDER AFTER JUNE 22, PLEASE PICK UP YOUR TICKETS AT THE WILL CALL WINDOW OUTSIDE THE MAIN GATE. Read more...
Colts Summer Band Concert
June 30, 2014
The Colts Summer Band will conclude their summer lesson series with a concert in the band shell at Eagle Point Park on Tuesday, July 1 at 7:30 pm. Read more...
Colts Perform At Field Of Dreams 25th Anniversary
June 13, 2014
The Colts brass line will perform their parade tune, "March America," to accompany the honor guard of the Dyersville American Legion post, and "The Place Where Dreams Come True" from the Field of Dreams soundtrack. Click for all Saturday details...
Colts Car Wash Reaches New Heights
June 10, 2014
The Colts Booster Club, who organizes and manages the Annual Colts Car Wash, reached both of their lofty 2014 goals of 800 cars and $40,000. Read more...
Julien Dubuque Film Festival Premieres "No Boundaries"
April 25, 2014
The film documenting the 2012 season of the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps will be shown as part of the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival on Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, April 27th. Click headline for times!
Mayor Buol Honored For Support Of Arts And Culture
January 24, 2014
Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, in partnership with The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), presented Dubuque Mayor Roy D. Buol with the 2014 Public Leadership in the Arts Award for Local Arts Leadership for cities with a population of less than 100,000. Read more...
2013 Banquet Awards And Recap
December 5, 2013
What a great weekend for the Colts family! 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. Special thanks to Poor Man's Catering for a delicious meal. Click headline for details...
Colts Prepare For Next 50 Years
November 25, 2013
Following a memorable season in which it celebrated its 50th Anniversary, the Colts Youth Organization is preparing for the next 50 years without its most familiar face. Greg Orwoll, the group's development director and former executive director, recently accepted a new challenge as executive director of DuRide in Dubuque. Executive Director Jeff MacFarlane manages the Colts business operation and will take on many of the duties vacated by Orwoll's departure. Read more...
The Year In Review :: 2013
August 31, 2013
As August draws to a close, what a great time to reflect on all that's transpired over the past year. We welcomed in our 50th Anniversary, having been founded in 1963, and celebrated throughout the summer as alumni, parents, fans and friends. Click the headline for some highlights from this memorable year.
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