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DCI World Championships Hotel | November 7, 2018
The Colts block of rooms is available for the 2019 DCI World Championships. Reserations must be made prior to June 27, 2019.


November Dubuque Rehearsal & Audition Weekend | November 5, 2018
Important information for the upcoming camp in Dubuque. Click on the headline to read more, and don't forget to RSVP!


Colts Announce 2019 Instructional Staff | October 17, 2018
The Colts are excited to announce their entire 2019 instructional staff. A majority of the instructors will be returning, with just a few new faces on the brass, percussion, color guard, and visual teams.


Colts Announce 2019 Audition Information | October 10, 2018
The Colts are excited to announce their 2019 audition information! This year will again feature three-day audition camps in Dubuque and several one-day audition camps around the country. Click the headline to read more!


Robert W. Smith Joins Colts Design Team | September 19, 2018
The Colts are proud to announce their design team for 2019. Well-known composer and arranger Robert W. Smith joins many familiar faces on the design team. Click the headline to read more!


Key Staff Set For 2019 | September 6, 2018
The Colts are proud to announce their caption heads and program coordinator for the 2019 season. Click the headline to read more!


2018 Banquet Awards And Recap | August 20, 2018
Over 400 students, staff, family members, and friends were in attendance at the annual awards and recognition banquet for the Colts and Colt Cadets. The banquet was a time to celebrate the seasons of both corps, as well as recognize the incredible students, staff, and volunteers.


Colts & Colt Cadets Finish Strong In 2018 | August 15, 2018
Both corps conluded memorial seasons at the Drum Corps International World Championships in Indianapolis the weekend of August 9 - 11. Click the headline to read more about thier incredible seasons!


Colts Director Recognized With George Bonfiglio Award | August 13, 2018
Colts Director Vicki MacFarlane was recognized as the recipient of the 2018 George Bonfiglio Chairperson's Award. The award is given annual to someone who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership, service, and effort on behalf of Drum Corps International.


Full Speed Into Finals Week | August 6, 2018
With only a few days left in the 2018 season, here's your day-to-day guide for the most exciting week of the year!


Colts Receive Grant From Iowa Department Of Cultural Affairs | August 5, 2018
The Colts Youth Organization was recently honored to receive a three-year operating support grant of $20,000 per year as an Iowa Arts Council Cultural Leadership Partner.


Recognizing The Age Out Class Of 2018 | August 2, 2018
With only 10 days left in the 2018 season, the Colts Youth Organization would like to recognize its 29 age outs. Together, they have a combined 56 years of marching experience at the Colts.


Colts Announce 2018 Hall Of Fame | August 1, 2018
The Colts are proud to recognize the Hall Of Fame Class of 2018. Click the headline to learn more about this year's inductees and their contributions to the Colts.


Annual Banquet Set For Finals Week | July 31, 2018
The Colts Youth Organization will host its annual awards and recognition banquet on Wednesday, August 8, in Muncie, Indiana. Join us to celebrate the incredible accomplishments of the 2018 season!


Music On The March Alumni Plans | July 7, 2018
Join the Colts alumni for celebrations of the corps 55th anniversary on Friday, July 13 in Dubuque!


Annual Car Wash Fundraiser | June 7, 2018
Join the Colts and Colt Cadets at 20 sites around Dubuque on Saturday for our annual car wash fundraiser!


June Alumni Feature: Interview With Evan Saddler | June 1, 2018
Colts alumni often find themselves all over the world and in various working fields. This month, the Alumni Newsletter focused on Colts alumnus and percussionist Evan Saddler.


Colt Cadets Move Ins & Car Wash Information | June 1, 2018
Summer will be here before you know it! All the information you need about move ins and car wash for Colt Cadets 2018. Don't forget to RSVP!


Colt Cadets Announce 2018 Program | May 24, 2018
Old becoming new again is the idea behind the Colt Cadets 2018 program, Moderne. The approach parallels the aesthetic of Art Deco — existing art and architecture reimagined in streamlined and futuristic fashion.


Colts Announce 2018 Program | May 9, 2018
How do we define success? Join us as we follow the quest of the True Believer.


Colts Move Ins & Spring Training Information | May 3, 2018
All the information about move ins, spring training, and travel plans for the 2018 Colts season. Click the headline to read more, and be sure to share with your parents!


Colt Cadets May Weekend Rehearsal Details | May 3, 2018
Information for the upcoming Colt Cadets May overnight rehearsal. Click the headline to read more, and don't forget to RSVP!


May Alumni Feature: The History Of "Morning" | May 1, 2018
This month's alumni newsletter focuses on the history of the corps song, "Morning." The corps first performed the piece in 1998 and it has played an important part in the corps history since.


Vicki MacFarlane Recognized With Women Of Achievement Award | April 25, 2018
Last week, Colts Director Vicki MacFarlane was recognized by the Women's Leadership Network of Dubuque for service and support of nonprofit work.


April 15 Colt Cadets Rehearsal Cancelled | April 14, 2018
Due to the winter weather expected to roll through the Iowa area Saturday night and into Sunday, the April 15 rehearsal for Colt Cadets has been cancelled.


Updates From The Colts Organization & Board Of Directors | April 11, 2018
Over the past 18 months, the Colts have dedicated significant time to reviewing and updating all policies, procedures, and operations of the organization.


April Rehearsal & Audition Weekend | April 2, 2018
Information and details for the April audition and rehearsal camp for the 2018 season. Click the headline to read more, and don't forget to RSVP!


April Alumni Feature: 1993 Colts | April 1, 2018
1993 is one of the most memorable seasons in Colts history. An incredible top 12 finish that still brings back so many memories for everyone involved!


Colt Hall Of Fame Accepting Nominations | March 26, 2018
The Colts Hall Of Fame is now accepting nominations for the class of 2018! Nominations may be made by any member of the public and is a great way to recognize prior instructors, volunteers, or members.


March Alumni Feature: 1976 Winterguard | March 1, 2018
1976 was an incredible season for the Colts Winter Guard, ending with a truly memorable and surprise first place finish at Midwest Color Guard Circuit Championships.


Colt Cadets March Weekend Rehearsal Details | February 26, 2018
All the details for the upcoming Colt Cadets overnight the weekend of March 16 - 18. Click the headline to read more, and don't forget to RSVP!


DCI World Championships Tickets And Hotel | February 6, 2018
Experience the fun and excitement of the 2018 Drum Corps International World Championships with reserved seats in the Colts ticket block and reserved hotel rooms just blocks from the stadium!


February Rehearsal & Audition Weekend | February 2, 2018
Information and details for the February brass audition and rehearsal camp for the 2018 season. Click the headline to read more, and don't forget to RSVP!


February Alumni Feature: The First Five Drum Majors | February 1, 2018
Alumni feature on the first five drum majors of the Colts, dating from 1963 to 1976.


Colt Cadets 2018 Spring Rehearsal Schedule | January 20, 2018
The Colt Cadets are excited to announce their spring rehearsal schedule for 2018! All rehearsals will be at middle schools in Dubuque. Sunday afternoon rehearsals are free to attend for all students!


January Dubuque Rehearsal & Audition | January 10, 2018
Information and details for the Dubuque percussion and brass audition and rehearsal camp for the 2018 season. Click the headline to read more, and don't forget to RSVP!


January San Antonio Percussion Rehearsal & Audition | January 9, 2018
Information and details for the San Antonio percussion audition and rehearsal camp for the 2018 season. Click the headline to read more, and don't forget to RSVP!



Archive

Colts Receive Grant From Dubuque Racing Association
December 22, 2017

December Dubuque Rehearsal & Audition
December 6, 2017

Colt Cadets Design Team Returns For 2018
December 1, 2017

December Miami Rehearsal & Audition
December 1, 2017

December Tampa Rehearsal & Audition
December 1, 2017

December San Antonio Rehearsal & Audition
December 1, 2017

December St. Louis Rehearsal & Audition Camp
November 20, 2017

Colts Announce Color Guard Team For 2018
November 16, 2017

Colts Visual Instructional Team Returns For 2018
November 15, 2017

November Dubuque Rehearsal & Audition Weekend
November 8, 2017

Colts Percussion Team Returns For 2018
November 7, 2017

First Annual Masquerade Ball
October 25, 2017

Colts Brass Team Returns For 2018
October 20, 2017

Colts Announce 2018 Auditions
October 12, 2017

Colts Announce Visual Team For 2018
September 22, 2017

Key Staff Set For 2018
September 5, 2017

Banquet Awards And Recap
August 23, 2017

Colts Announce 2018 Drum Majors
August 23, 2017

Colts And Colt Cadets Finish Strong In 2017
August 15, 2017

Full Speed Into Finals Week
August 5, 2017

Recognizing The Age Out Class Of 2017
August 1, 2017

Welcome To #TexasTour
July 22, 2017

Colt Cadets Celebrate 50 Years
July 17, 2017

Colts Announce 2017 Hall Of Fame
July 5, 2017

Annual Banquet Set For Finals Week
June 30, 2017

Colt Cadets Car Wash & Move In Details
June 8, 2017

Annual Car Wash Fundraiser
June 7, 2017

Welcome To Spring Training!
June 5, 2017

Uniform Reveal At Memorial Day Parade
June 5, 2017

Colt Cadets Announce 2017 Program
May 21, 2017

Colt Cadets May Rehearsal And Pre-Tour Information
May 15, 2017

Colts Announce 2017 Program
May 10, 2017

Colts Move In & Spring Training Reminders
May 5, 2017

Colts Alumni Network Summer Events
April 26, 2017

Colts April Rehearsal And Pre-Tour Information
April 17, 2017

Now Accepting Nominations For Colts Hall Of Fame
April 15, 2017

March 17-19 Colts Brass Rehearsal And Audition Weekend Details
March 6, 2017

Colt Cadets March 10-12 Weekend Rehearsal Details
February 28, 2017

Colts Debut New Website
February 18, 2017

DCI World Championships Tickets And Hotel
February 7, 2017

February 17-19 Brass Rehearsal And Audition Weekend Details
February 4, 2017

Colt Cadets 2017 Spring Rehearsal Schedule
January 17, 2017

Colts Board Of Directors Set For The New Year
January 9, 2017

January 13-15 Brass & Percussion Rehearsal And Audition Weekend Details
January 3, 2017

Colts Receive $10,000 Grant From Dubuque Racing Association
December 22, 2016

Colt Cadets Kicking Off 2017 Season In February
December 19, 2016

Colt Cadets Announce 2017 Brass Team
December 14, 2016

Welcome To #WarehouseWednesday
December 7, 2016

Dubuque Rehearsal & Audition Weekend
December 6, 2016

Colts Welcome Gordon Henderson To Design Team
November 29, 2016

Colts Announce 2017 Brass Team
November 14, 2016

November Kansas Rehearsal & Audition Weekend
November 7, 2016

November Dubuque Rehearsal & Audition Weekend
November 7, 2016

Colt Cadets Announce 2017 Design Team
November 7, 2016

Colts Announce 2017 Visual Team
October 31, 2016

Colts Announce 2017 Color Guard Team
October 24, 2016

Visit The Colts At The Illinois State University Invitational Marching Championships
October 21, 2016

2017 Membership Information Now Online
October 17, 2016

Colts Announce 2017 Percussion Team
October 4, 2016

David Alford Named Colt Cadets Director
October 3, 2016

Updates On The New Colts Building
September 21, 2016

Colts Announce Bob Barfield To Lead Visual Program
September 16, 2016

Colts Announce 2017 Music Design Team
September 14, 2016

Colts Announce 2017 Visual Design Team
September 12, 2016

Colts Add Jason Schubert To Full-Time Staff
September 7, 2016

Colts Welcome Back Program Coordinator Howard Weinstein
September 6, 2016

Brandon Smith Returning As Color Guard Caption Head
September 2, 2016

Colts Announce Chad Miller To Lead Brass Program
August 31, 2016

2016 Banquet Awards And Recap
August 30, 2016

Colts Announce Ben Pyles To Lead Percussion Program
August 30, 2016

Colts Announce 2017 Drum Majors
August 29, 2016

Colts Annual Banquet Set For Muncie
August 2, 2016

Colt Cadets July 24th Move In Details
July 21, 2016

Colts Annouce 2016 Hall Of Fame
June 21, 2016

Colts Summer Premiere FRIDAY!
June 21, 2016

Annual Colts Car Wash SATURDAY!
June 6, 2016

Colts Organization On The Move
June 3, 2016

Colts Move In Scheduled For May 27th
May 24, 2016

Colts Guard & Battery Early Move In Details
May 17, 2016

Colt Cadets Weekend Rehearsal Details: May 20-22
May 16, 2016

Colts April Rehearsal And Pre-Tour Information
April 26, 2016

Colt Cadets April 23-24 Overnight Rehearsal Details
April 18, 2016

Now Accepting Nominations For Colts Hall Of Fame
April 18, 2016

Colt Cadets Rehearsal This Sunday, April 10th
April 5, 2016

Colt Cadets Rehearsals Continue This Sunday, April 3rd
March 28, 2016

Colts March 18-20 Brass Rehearsal Details
March 11, 2016

2016 Summer Event Tickets On Sale NOW!
March 8, 2016

Colt Cadets March 12-13 Overnight Rehearsal Details
March 7, 2016

Colt Cadets Kick-Off Rehearsals Continue This Sunday, March 6th At Washington Middle School
March 1, 2016

Colt Cadets Kick-Off Rehearsals Continue This Sunday At Washington Middle School
February 24, 2016

DCI World Championships Tickets And Hotel
February 16, 2016

Colt Cadets Rehearsal Ready To Go
February 14, 2016

An Interview With Howard Weinstein
February 12, 2016

2016 Colt Cadets Rehearsals To Kick Off Sunday At Washington Middle School
February 9, 2016

Colts February Rehearsal & Audition Details
February 5, 2016

Colt Cadets Kicking Off 2016 Season With Two Open House Clinics In February
January 20, 2016

January 15-17 Rehearsal & Audition Weekend Details
January 6, 2016