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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!


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!


Colts Receive Grant From Dubuque Racing Association | December 22, 2017
Earlier this year, the Colts Youth Organization received a grant from the Dubuque Racing Association for transportation upgrades. Thank you to the DRA for continuing to support the vision of the Colts!


December Dubuque Rehearsal & Audition | December 6, 2017
Information and details for the Dubuque brass and percussion audition camp for the 2018 season. Click the headline to read more, and don't forget to RSVP! Be sure to note the change in times for this camp - we will begin rehearsal at 6:00 p.m. on Friday.


Colt Cadets Design Team Returns For 2018 | December 1, 2017
The Colt Cadets are excited to announce that their entire design team will be returning for the 2018 season! Led by Program Coordinator and Visual Designer Phil Snyder, the team has already been hard at work planning for the 2018 season of Colt Cadets.


December Miami Rehearsal & Audition | December 1, 2017
Information and details for the Miami brass audition camp for the 2018 season. Click the headline to read more, and don't forget to RSVP!


December Tampa Rehearsal & Audition | December 1, 2017
Information and details for the Tampa guard audition camp for the 2018 season. Click the headline to read more, and don't forget to RSVP!


December San Antonio Rehearsal & Audition | December 1, 2017
Information and details for the San Antonio percussion audition camp for the 2018 season. Click the headline to read more, and don't forget to RSVP!


December St. Louis Rehearsal & Audition Camp | November 20, 2017
Information and details for the St. Louis brass audition camp for the 2018 season. Click the headline to read more, and don't forget to RSVP!


Colts Announce Color Guard Team For 2018 | November 16, 2017
The Colts are excited to announce their color guard team for the 2018 season. Led by Color Guard Caption Head Jade Bouza, the team brings with them a wide range of experience, including performing and instructing with various winter guards, drum corps, and high school programs throughout the southern United States.


Colts Visual Instructional Team Returns For 2018 | November 15, 2017
The Colts are excited to announce that the entire visual team will be returning for the 2018 season. The team brings with them experience from a wide range of backgrounds, including performing, dancing, designing, instructing, and adjuticating with programs across the country.


November Dubuque Rehearsal & Audition Weekend | November 8, 2017
Information and details for the first audition camp for the 2018 season. Click the headline to read more, and don't forget to RSVP!


Colts Percussion Team Returns For 2018 | November 7, 2017
The Colts are excited to announce that the percussion team will be returning for the 2018 season. Led by Caption Head Ben Pyles, the tean is made up of educators and performers with a wide range of experience with indoor groups, high school programs, and drum corps.


First Annual Masquerade Ball | October 25, 2017
Last week, the Colts Booster Club hosted the first annual La Musique & Masqeruade Ball at the Hotel Julien in downtown Dubuque. The event was a great night of fun and dancing, and there so many great masks from all who attended!


Colts Brass Team Returns For 2018 | October 20, 2017
The Colts are excited to announce that the entire brass team will be returning for the 2018 season. Led by Caption Head Chad Miller, the team is made up of educators and performers with experience spanning several decades.


Colts Announce 2018 Auditions | October 12, 2017
2018 audition dates have been announced! Read more about locations and how to sign up for auditions here.


Colts Announce Visual Team For 2018 | September 22, 2017
The Colts are proud to announce their visual caption head and visual design team for the 2018 season. The educators from a wide range of backgrounds with many successes in the drum corps, marching band, and winter guard circuits.


Key Staff Set For 2018 | September 5, 2017
The Colts are proud to announce their brass, percussion, and color guard caption heads for the 2018 season, as well as program coordinator. A combination of new and old faces makes up this dynamic and talented team of educators.


Banquet Awards And Recap | August 23, 2017
Over 400 students, staff, family members, and friends were in attendance at the annual awards and recognition banquet for the Colts and Colt Cadets.


Colts Announce 2018 Drum Majors | August 23, 2017
The Colts are proud to announce their drum majors for the 2018 season: Jack riehl and Elijah Elmshaeuser. Learn more about our Colts 2018 leadership



Archive

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