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Colts Announce 2019 Audition Information

October 10, 2018

The Colts are excited to announce all audition dates and locations for the 2019 season. This year will again feature three-day audition camps in Dubuque and several one-day audition camps around the country. This has been done with the goal of creating an experience that is accessible to more students. 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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2019 Audition Schedule
November 23 - 25, 2018 | Dubuque, IA (All Sections)
December 2, 2018 | San Antonio, TX (Brass & Percussion)
December 2, 2018 | St. Louis, MO (Brass)
December 9, 2018 | Boston, MA (Brass)
December 16, 2018 | Gainesville, FL (Brass & Guard)
December 28 - 30, 2018 | Dubuque, IA (Brass & Percussion)
January 6, 2019 | San Antonio, TX (Brass & Percussion)
January 6, 2019 | Kansas City, KS (Brass)
January 18 - 20, 2019 | Dubuque, IA (Brass & Percussion)

Rehearsals will continue in February for brass in Dubuque. All members will be expected to attend the April 26 - 28, 2019 rehearsal in Dubuque.

After your first rehearsal, you will most likely receive a "recall" to a second audition so we can observe your growth and commitment. Students can begin attending their recall audition three weeks after their initial audition. Contracts are offered starting at our first event, and we intend to have our roster set (except color guard) after the January camp in Dubuque. Students who show up earlier have a higher chance of becoming a member of the Colts than students who wait until one of our later events.

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 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. When a student is offered membership in the Colts, attendance at events is expected. 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 email colts@colts.org with individual questions.

You can view our 2019 Membership Brochure online. This packet contains information about the Colts, the audition process, and the 2019 season. You can find our 2019 Preseason Schedule online as well. Don't forget to submit a Member Application for 2019 as well!

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. If you are interested in becoming a member of the 2019 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 2019 Colts! YOU BELONG HERE.

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