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Colts Announce 2018 Auditions

October 12, 2017

2018 Auditions

The Colts are pleased to announce all audition dates and locations for the 2018 season. New this year will be different "tracks" students may pick from depending on their location and what section they are interested in. This has been done with the goal of creating an experience that is accessible to more students. The Colts will use a combination of three-day events and one-day events in multiple locations for auditions and rehearsals this year. The full audition schedule is detailed below. Specific details will be released prior to each event on the Colts website. Audition materials will be sent after students fill out an Info Request.

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2018 Audition Schedule
November 24 - 26, 2017 | Dubuque, IA (All Sections)
December 3, 2017 | St. Louis, MO (Brass Only)
December 10, 2017 | San Antonio, TX (Percussion Only)
December 10, 2017 | Tampa, FL (Guard Only)
December 17, 2017 | Miami, FL (Brass Only)
December 17, 2017 | Miami, FL (Guard Only)
December 29 - 31, 2017 | Dubuque, IA (Brass and Percussion Only)

Recall auditions and rehearsals will continue in January and February for brass in Miami or Dubuque, in January for percussion in San Antonio or Dubuque, and April for color guard in Dubuque. When a student is offered membership in the Colts, attendance at these events is expected. All members will be expected to attend the April 27 - 29, 2018 rehearsal in Dubuque.

Three-day events typically begin with check-in and unloading at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and conclude around 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. One-day events typically start with check-in and unloading at 8:00 a.m. and conclude around 6:00 p.m. The cost for your first audition is $175 (or $125 for returning members), which includes all audition materials and application fees. Each subsequent event you attend is $60. Pay the fees for your first audition in advance and SAVE $25. PAY ONLINE HERE. The deadline for advance payment is Monday immediately prior to each audition. These fees cover the cost of these rehearsals and do not apply to summer tuition.

Attendance at monthly camps is critical to the success of the drum corps and your success as a performer. The Colts require attendance at events monthly, relative to your section and location. For example, a percussionist living in Texas would only be expected to attend the two one-day events in San Antonio and the April camp in Dubuque. A guard student living in Florida would only be expected to attend a one-day event in Florida and the April camp in Dubuque. A brass student living in Florida would only be expected to attend the one-day events in Miami in December, January, and February, and the April camp in Dubuque. A student living in the Midwest would only be expected to attend the events in Dubuque, relative to their section. Students auditioning in St. Louis will be expected to attend rehearsals in Dubuque the remainder of the preseason. Legitimate conflicts (i.e. school events) are excused, provided you communicate in advance. Priority for positions is given to students who attend the earlier events.

You can view our 2018 membership brochure here. This packet contains information about the Colts, the audition process, and the 2018 season. You can view our full preseason schedule here.

A rehearsal and audition is more than just an audition. You'll fully participate throughout each day and perform at the end as part of the Colts. The events are designed to give you the full drum corps experience. If you need help finding a ride, email colts@colts.org or call the office (563-582-4872). If you are interested in becoming a member of the 2018 Colts, click the "Join!" button on the top of the home page, and follow the step-by-step instructions. Be sure to RSVP as well!

Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Colts! YOU BELONG HERE.

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