2006 News

Colts 2007 Show Announced

December 1, 2006


Great music from the worlds of the Symphony Hall, Broadway Stage, and Cinema Screen converge to create EQUINOX - the Colts adventure through seasons of snow, ice and starry nights.

In what promises to be their most exciting production to date, the corps takes the 2007 audience on a wild ride filled with color and emotion. Nature's kaleidoscope holds the key to the show's vivid hues and high energy, from the deep intrigue of Bartok's angular rhythms, to the melodic grandeur of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Joyous and bittersweet, the power, intellect, and passion of the Equinox are captured in an instant.

The first audition weekend for the Colts is December 15-17 at Roosevelt Middle School in Dubuque. Further information and an application is available at www.colts.org or by calling 563-582-4872.

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Colts To Open For The Charlie Daniels Band

May 10, 2006

The Colts Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce that they have accepted an invitation to open for the world-famous Charlie Daniels Band on Friday, June 9, 2006, in Dubuque, IA.

The Charlie Daniels Band is scheduled to perform as center stage main concert at the 2nd Annual "America's River Festival" to be held the weekend of June 9-11, 2006, at the Port of Dubuque. The Colts have arranged to be in town for the concert, as part of their summer-long tour that begins Memorial Day and continues full-time through August 12.

This concert is in addition to several other local and area performances that include a guest appearance with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra on their Independence Pops Concert on July 1, and the Colts annual Music on the March competition on July 7.

"What a great opportunity for our members and staff to share the stage with such an amazing performer. We anticipate we will perform for approximately 2,500 people in this setting, and we will be able to take the rest of the night off to enjoy the Charlie Daniels concert and the festival as well," said Greg Orwoll, Colts Executive Director.

The other main event concert as part of the festival will be the multi-platinum rock group, Styx. Eight other regionally-known bands will perform as well throughout the weekend. Other events include the ESPN "Dock Dog" Competition and the ESPN Outdoors "Bassmasters" Fishing Tournament. The Stihl Timbersports Series will hold a competition for ESPN taping, and Extreme Motocross will hold a competition as well.

Over 12,000 people are expected to attend the festival, and 2,500 are expected for the main event concerts, including the Colts performance.

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Music On The March Tickets Available Online

May 8, 2006

Reserve the very best seats for the show and save $2.00 per ticket off the gate price in advance! You may order any seat now, but please consider renewing or upgrading to a VIP seat. It is an extra help for us, plus it gives you the best seats, reserved parking close to the main gate, a VIP badge, and a free grilled sandwich and drink.

Music on the March is Friday, July 7, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Dubuque Senior High School, and will feature for the first time ever in Dubuque, 11-Time DCI Champion BLUE DEVILS. And returning to Dubuque after several years away, the MADISON SCOUTS!

The Colts will take the field with the maximum allowed 135 members, with possibly the best Colts corps ever, and wait until you see the Colt Cadets! Membership has grown again this year, and is now over four times larger than just four years ago. The Colt Cadets will be competing in DCI Division II again this summer!

Come and cheer on the Red Team as they push toward DCI Championships in Madison, WI. The Colts will be looking to regain their place in DCI World Championship Finals while the Colt Cadets will be competing in the DCI Division II/III Championships. And don't forget to support your favorite corps in Colts and Colt Cadets apparel!

Music on the March II is Saturday, August 5, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Senior, and will include top Division II/III corps including one from Japan! Seats for Music on the March II are all general admission and are $7 in advance, $9 regular price at the gate.

We look forward to having you with us to share the success and excitement of our corps at both Music on the March and Music on the March II.

Thank you for your support. We can't do it without you!

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Colt Cadets Kick Off Sunday, February 19!

February 17, 2006

Parents, vets of the Colt Cadets, prospective members and their parents are invited to the no obligation open house and new member meeting this Sunday. The introduction meeting will be held from 1:00-2:30 with an open rehearsal to follow from 2:30-4:30. The first performance of the season, for parents and supporters, will be held from 4:30-4:50. Members will be dismissed at 5:00 p.m.

The Cadets are open to anyone ages 11-17 (as a general guideline) who would like to perform with the Cadets. No prior music or performance experience is required. Contact the Colts at colts@colts.org (email) or visit the Colt Cadets web page to see the current season's information. There is no need to pre-regsiter for Sunday's event. You may also call the Colts at 563-582-4872 with questions.

We hope to see you there for your chance to try on an exciting and life-changing experience as a member of the Colts organization! We think it will be for you!

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