Colts Preseason

2018 Preseason & Audition Weekend Dates

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. The cost for your first audition is $175 (or $125 for returning members), which includes all audition materials and application fees. Each subsequent event you attend is $60. Pay the fees for your first audition in advance and SAVE $25. PAY ONLINE HERE. The deadline for advance payment is Monday immediately prior to each audition. These fees cover the cost of these rehearsals and do not apply to summer tuition.

Information about weekend camps, including location details, will be posted on the website prior to the event.

Audition Dates
November 24 - 26, 2017 | Dubuque, IA (All Sections)

December 3, 2017 | St. Louis, MO (Brass Only)
December 10, 2017 | San Antonio, TX (Percussion Only)
December 10, 2017 | Tampa, FL (Guard Only)
December 17, 2017 | Miami, FL (Brass Only)
December 29 - 31, 2017 | Dubuque, IA (Brass and Percussion Only)
Recall And Rehearsal Dates
January 14, 2018 | San Antonio, TX (Percussion Only)
January 19 - 21, 2018 | Dubuque, IA (Brass and Percussion Only)

February 16 - 18, 2018 | Dubuque Area (Brass Only)

April 27 - 29, 2018 | Dubuque, IA (All Sections)
Move In Dates
May 20, 2018 | Dubuque, IA | Guard and Percussion Move In
May 25, 2018 | Dubuque, IA | Brass Move In

A note about the different "tracks" for 2018 auditions: Students are only expected to attend rehearsals relative to their location and section. A guard student in the Florida area would only be expected to attend a one-day event in Florida and the April camp in Dubuque. A percussionist in the Texas area would only be expected to attend the events in San Antonio in December and January and the April camp in Dubuque. Midwest students in all sections should plan to attend all events in Dubuque, relative to their section.

Attendance at events, and communication about attendance, is expected of all Colts members throughout the preseason.

Sample Camp Schedules

Three-Day Event


One-Day Event