Colts Board Of Directors

Corporate Board

The Colts Youth Organization (a nonprofit corporation) sponsors the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps; Colt Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps; the Colts Summer Band; and PanrhythmiX and Pandemonium steel drum ensembles.

The primary objective of the Colts Youth Organization is to provide programs for youth in music, performance and life skills training through a positive environment that emphasizes character and social development, leadership, self-discipline and the pursuit and achievement of excellence in the performing arts.

Associated objectives are:

  • To preserve and build on the great tradition of the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps as a nationally known and ranked touring drum and bugle corps that has grown since 1963.
  • To appropriately represent Dubuque, Dubuque County, and the United States and the drum and bugle corps activity worldwide.
  • To support music and performance arts education in Dubuque and the State of Iowa, to stimulate interest in the study of music and the drum and bugle corps activity.

The Board of Directors consists of 12-18 voting members and the Executive Director (ex-officio) with members serving staggering three-year terms. One to three members from the Colts Booster Club, Inc. are appointed to the Corporate Board.

Click here for a listing of the Colts administrative staff.

Current Corporate Board Members
  • Peter Hansen, President
  • Jim Johnson*, Vice President
  • Bill Howes, Treasurer
  • Bill Symoniak, Secretary
  • Greg Blum, Past President
  • Rod Bakke
  • Jeff Barnwell (appointed from Booster Board)
  • Jenn Broghammer (appointed from Booster Board)
  • Lisa Delaney
  • Jeff Eagan
  • Randy Eichhorn
  • Bruce Hallahan
  • Marika Jones
  • Gary Metzger
  • J.J. Miller*
  • Tom Reilly
  • Jake Rios
  • Cathi Roberts
  • Jeff MacFarlane, Executive Director (ex officio)
* denotes Colts Alumni
Corporate Board Meetings

The Colts Corporation Board of Directors meets monthly, generally in conjunction with weekend camps, and holds an annual meeting each fall to elect new directors and appoint officers for the coming year.

  • Meeting minutes from past board meetings are available upon request by sending an email to
    Jeff MacFarlane, Colts Executive Director.

Booster Board

The Booster Club was formed on November 16, 1966. It was renamed Colts Booster Club, Inc. on October 17, 1996.

The main purpose of the Colts Booster Club, Inc. (a nonprofit organization) is to support the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps through local fundraising events. Main fundraising events include a successful bingo operated three nights a week, Colts Car Wash in June, Booster Club raffle with the grand prize drawn at the annual Music On The March at Dubuque Senior High School in July.

Board members are elected to a three-year term with three board members elected each year.

Current Booster Board Members
  • Jeff Barnwell, President
  • Brent Smith, Vice President
  • Jenn Broghammer, Treasurer
  • Crystal Ahmann, Secretary
  • Tami Barnwell
  • Terry Delaney
  • Randy Eichhorn (appointed from Corporate Board)
  • Dave Errthum
  • Dean Goninen
  • Caleb Goodness*
  • Jim Hauser
  • Steffany King
  • Jon Ziegenfuss
  • Jeff MacFarlane, Executive Director (ex officio)
* denotes Colts Alumni