September 19, 2019
The Colts are excited to announce their brass team will be returning for the 2020 season. The team will be led by Brass Caption Head Chad Miller and Brass Arranger Michael Miller and brings with them experience from a wide range of backgrounds spanning several decades of performing, designing, adjudicating, and instructing. They are all very excited to continue building on the past successes of the Colts brass program.
“The brass staff will be returning for their fourth year and we couldn’t be more excited," said Brass Caption Head Chad Miller. "You’ll never meet a group of educators that enjoy working together as much as this group. With an emphasis on good fundamental approach and a positive experience for the members, this brass team is ready to take the growth of the Colts hornline to the next level this season.”
The brass team includes Tom Lizotte, Justin Diaz, Matthew Lagarde, Steve Lyons, Zack Crissman, and David Abrams. New to the Colts brass team this year is Kara Metzger. Kara is currently pursuing her Masters in Music at University of Minnesota Duluth and was a member of the Colts from 2011 - 2015. In 2016, she began teaching the Colt Cadets, and has served as brass caption head since 2017. Kara will continue working with Colt Cadets while also stepping onto Colts tour.
"We love this team! Everyone on this team has incredible skillsets and are profound educators, as well as incredibly compassionate people," said Colts Director Vicki MacFarlane. "It's an honor to have the opportunity to work with them. These individuals are work tirelessly to max out our program and build our students' skill sets. I'm so excited to see what this year brings. I'm also very glad to have Kara on the Colts brass team this year. She has done amazing work with the Colt Cadets brass program and I'm looking forward to working with her to continue developing students' growth through both of our drum corps."
2020 Audition Information
Make plans to audition and become a member of the 2020 Colts! Audition weekends will be November 22 - 24 and December 27 - 29 in Dubuque, Iowa, with more dates and locations being released soon. You can click here to RSVP for a Dubuque audition date. To be sure you learn about audition dates, locations, and materials as soon as they are available, please submit an Information Request to be added to the Colts mailing list.
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