Colts Tour


WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO MAKE THIS WORK. Colts volunteers are the lifeblood of the summer tour. Check your schedule and make plans to get out on tour. We are still looking for help on nearly all days of the summer. Please contact Bill Symoniak by emailing volunteers@colts.org to get on the schedule. Even a day or two helps! Get more details about how to get involved on our Volunteer Page. You can view the Volunteer Calendar for this season here.

Check the Colts website often for updates, announcements and, of course, the famous Virtual Cook Truck!

Colts 2018 Tour Itineraries

Emergency Numbers

Colts Office: 563-582-4872
Vicki MacFarlane (Colts Director): 563.564.9016
Jason Schubert (Tour Director): 630.666.7489


Red indicates local performance
* indicates performance with Colt Cadets.

Date Location Event
Sunday, May 20 Dubuque, IA Guard & Percussion Move In!
Friday, May 25 Dubuque, IA Brass Move In!
Saturday, May 26 Dubuque, IA May Reherasal
Sunday, May 27 Dubuque, IA May Reherasal
Monday, May 28 Dubuque, IA Parade/Park Performance
Tuesday, May 29 DeKalb, IL Spring Training
Wednesday, May 30 DeKalb, IL Spring Training
Thursday, May 31 DeKalb, IL Spring Training
Friday, June 1 DeKalb, IL Spring Training
Saturday, June 2 Independence, IA Spring Training
Sunday, June 3 Independence, IA Spring Training
Monday, June 4 Independence, IA Spring Training
Tuesday, June 5 Independence, IA Spring Training
Wednesday, June 6 Independence, IA Spring Training
Thursday, June 7 Independence, IA Spring Training
Friday, June 8 Independence, IA Spring Training
Saturday, June 9 Dubuque, IA Car Wash / Laundry Day
Sunday, June 10 DeWitt, IA Spring Training
Monday, June 11 DeWitt, IA Spring Training
Tuesday, June 12 DeWitt, IA Spring Training
Wednesday, June 13 DeWitt, IA Spring Training
Thursday, June 14 DeWitt, IA Spring Training
Friday, June 15 DeWitt, IA Spring Training
Saturday, June 16 Muscatine, IA Spring Training
Sunday, June 17 Muscatine, IA Spring Training
Monday, June 18 Muscatine, IA Spring Training
Tuesday, June 19 Muscatine, IA Spring Training
Wednesday, June 20 Muscatine, IA Spring Training
Thursday, June 21 Muscatine, IA Spring Training
Friday, June 22 Dubuque, IA Summer Premiere *
Saturday, June 23 Whitewater, WI Competition *
Sunday, June 24 Michigan City, IN Competition *
Monday, June 25 Evansville, IN Rehearsal
Tuesday, June 26 Evansville, IN Rehearsal
Wednesday, June 27 Evansville, IN Competition
Thursday, June 28 Alexandria, IN Rehearsal
Friday, June 29 Muncie, IN Competition
Saturday, June 30 Lisle, IL Competition *
Sunday, July 1 LaCrosse, WI Competition *
Monday, July 2 Mankato, MN Competition
Tuesday, July 3 TBA Rehearsal
Wednesday, July 4 Chicago Suburbs, IL Parades
Thursday, July 5 Wausau, WI Competition
Friday, July 6 Rockford, IL Competition
Saturday, July 7 Minneapolis, MN Competition *
Sunday, July 8 Rochester, MN Competition *
Monday, July 9 Sioux City, IA Rehearsal
Tuesday, July 10 Sioux City, IA Competition *
Wednesday, July 11 Johnston, IA Celebration In Brass *
Thursday, July 12 Dubuque, IA Rehearsal
Friday, July 13 Dubuque, IA Music On The March *
Saturday, July 14 DeKalb, IL Competition
Sunday, July 15 St. Louis, MO Competition *
Monday, July 16 Olathe, KS Brass Impact *
Tuesday, July 17 Olathe, KS Rehearsal
Wednesday, July 18 Olathe, KS Rehearsal
Thursday, July 19 Denton, TX Competition
Friday, July 20 Hondo, TX Rehearsal
Saturday, July 21 San Antonio, TX DCI Regional Competition
Sunday, July 22 San Antonio, TX Free Day
Monday, July 23 Lafayette, LA Competition
Tuesday, July 24 McComb, MS Rehearsal
Wednesday, July 25 Hattiesburg, MS Competition
Thursday, July 26 Slocomb, AL Rehearsal
Friday, July 27 Dothan, AL Competition
Saturday, July 28 Atlanta, GA DCI Regional Competition
Sunday, July 29 Hampton, GA Rehearsal
Monday, July 30 Charleston, WV Competition
Tuesday, July 31 Annapolis, MD Competition
Wednesday, August 1 Hazleton, PA Rehearsal
Thursday, August 2 Hazleton, PA Rehearsal
Friday, August 3 Allentown, PA DCI Regional Competition
Saturday, August 4 Hazleton, PA Rehearsal
Sunday, August 5 Buffalo, NY Competition
Monday, August 6 Erie, PA Competition
Tuesday, August 7 Muncie, IN Rehearsal (Housing for the week) *
Wednesday, August 8 Muncie, IN Rehearsal & Banquet
Thursday, August 9 Indianapolis, IN DCI Prelims *
Friday, August 10 Indianapolis, IN DCI Semifinals
Saturday, August 11 Indianapolis, IN DCI Finals
Sunday, August 12 Travel Arrive Dubuque


Mail Drops

Please remember to NEVER send anything directly to a housing site. The school secretary will think it is the new textbook the teacher ordered, and put it in the school warehouse until fall. Please also only use our pre-scheduled mail drop locations. Do not send mail to the post office in a town we will be passing through. We don't have the time to go pick it up on tour. Typically, everything MUST be sent via United States Postal Service. Do NOT send anything via UPS, FedEx, or any other carrier unless we specifically say it is acceptable.

Mail Drop #1: Spring Training
For Spring Training, send all mail to the corps offices. We will make almost daily runs between Dubuque and the corps. You may use any carrier for this time period. Address mail as follows:
(Member Name)
C/O Colts Drum & Bugle Corps
2300 Twin Valley Drive
Dubuque, IA 52003


Mail Drop #2: June 23 to July 13
For the first half of tour, send all mail to the corps offices. We will make weekly runs (June 30, July 6, and July 13) between Dubuque and the corps. You may use any carrier for this time period. Address mail as follows:
(Member Name)
C/O Colts Drum & Bugle Corps
2300 Twin Valley Drive
Dubuque, IA 52003


Mail Drop #3: July 14 to July 20
All packages must arrive by Friday, July 20. Please only use the United States Postal Service for this time period. Address mail as follows:

GENERAL DELIVERY
Hold for Colts Drum & Bugle Corps
(Member Name)
1108 17th Street
Hondo, TX 78861


Mail Drop #4: July 22 to August 3
All packages must arrive by Friday, August 3. Please only use the United States Postal Service for this time period. Address mail as follows:

GENERAL DELIVERY
Hold for Colts Drum & Bugle Corps
(Member Name)
231 N Wyoming Street
Hazleton, PA 18201


Send something every time! And pass these addresses around to friends and family, too! Anything that arrives late will be automatically forwarded to the next mail drop.

Mail early to be sure. Express Mail can provide guaranteed delivery times in a pinch. Consider Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes for heavier "care packs" although Priority Mail generally does not save time over First Class mail. Packages should be shipped First Class, not Parcel Post.