Colts Preseason


2019 Preseason & Audition Weekend Dates

The three-day audition camps and one-day auditions camps provide full auditions and evaluations of prospective members with the intent of finalizing membership in the Colts. You will receive detailed instruction on all aspects of your skills with the intent of offering you membership, or guidance on how to become a member of the Colts. After attending one of these auditions you will receive a letter officially notifying you of your membership status in the corps. Click “JOIN” above for further details.

Offers of full membership will be extended following each audition. If there are special circumstances that make attendance at one of these events impossible, first RSVP and then contact your caption head to express your interest in a spot, and to discuss preparations you should make for the next rehearsal (for color guard, this could be in April following WGI).

Three-day events typically begin with check-in and unloading at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and conclude around 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. One-day events typically start with check-in and unloading at 8:00 a.m. and conclude around 6:00 p.m. Auditions take place in Novemeber and December for all sections. Recall auditions and rehearsals will continue in January and February for brass, January for percussion, and April for color guard. When a student is offered membership in the Colts, attendance at these events is expected. All members will be expected to attend the April rehearsal in Dubuque. Attendance at events, and communication about attendance, is expected of all Colts members throughout the preseason.

Our 2019 Membership Brochure is available online here.

Please note audition locations listed below may change. Always check www.colts.org before leaving for a camp for the most up to date information.

Audition Dates
November 23 - 25, 2018 | Dubuque, IA (All Sections)
  • Five Flags Center, 405 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001
December 2, 2018 | San Antonio, TX (Brass & Percussion)
  • University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249
December 2, 2018 | St. Louis, MO (Brass)
  • Francis Howell North High School, 2549 Hackmann Rd, St Charles, MO 63303
December 9, 2018 | Boston, MA (Brass)
  • Wilmington High School, 159 Church St, Wilmington, MA 01887
December 16, 2018 | Gainesville, FL (Brass & Guard)
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611
December 28 - 30, 2018 | Dubuque, IA (Brass & Percussion)
  • Five Flags Center, 405 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001
Recall And Rehearsal Dates
January 6, 2019 | San Antonio, TX (Brass & Percussion)
  • University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249
January 6, 2019 | Kansas City, KS (Brass)
  • Olathe Northwest High School, 21300 College Blvd, Olathe, KS 66061
January 18 - 20, 2019 | Dubuque, IA (Brass & Percussion)
  • Five Flags Center, 405 Main St, Dubuque, IA 52001
February 15 - 17, 2019 | Dubuque, IA (Brass Only)
  • Location TBA
April 26 - 28, 2019 | Dubuque, IA (All Sections)
  • Stephen Hempstead High School, 3715 Pennsylvania Ave, Dubuque, IA 52002
Move In Dates
May 19, 2019 | Dubuque, IA | Guard and Percussion Move In
  • Iowa National Guard, 5001 Old Hwy Rd, Dubuque, IA 52002
May 24, 2019 | Dubuque, IA | Brass Move In
  • Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School, 2001 Radford Rd, Dubuque, IA 52002

Sample Camp Schedules

Three-Day Event

 

One-Day Event