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Colt Cadets Set Preseason Schedule

March 31, 2021

The Colt Cadets are off to a fantastic start for the 2021 drum corps season! Any interested student age 12-19, with or without experience, can find a home in Colt Cadets without the stress of an audition. Interested students are encouraged to sign up for the Red Zone where they will receive one-on-one lessons with the staff as well as our monthly Zoom sectionals for preseason preparation. The Red Zone is $110. Enroll today! Come experience drum corps and see if the Colt Cadets is the place for you!

Not sure if World Class or Open Class is the best fit for you? Our corps work together in the Red Zone to help you identify the best fit for you.

With in-person events unlikely, our goal is to have each member of the corps move in as prepared as possible and ready to learn the drill. The Colt Cadets preseason preparation involves a monthly Zoom sectional and a series of assignments to ensure preparation for the summer season culminating at the Drum Corps International events and celebration in Indianapolis.

The Colt Cadets’ spring Zoom sectional rehearsals will be held on Sundays: April 25, May 23, and June 27 with sectional timelines detailed below. Additionally, students are asked to schedule at least two additional private lessons for $25 each. Always check colts.org for the most up-to-date information on rehearsals.

  • 2021 SUNDAY VIRTUAL REHEARSAL SECTIONAL SCHEDULE (all times are Central Daylight Time):
  • Sundays: April 25 \ May 23 \ June 27
  • 11 AM — Battery
  • Noon — Visual for Battery and Brass
  • 1 PM — Brass
  • 2 PM — Front Ensemble
  • 3 PM — Guard

Membership in the Colt Cadets is open to any young person in middle school or high school, with or without prior performance experience. There is no formal audition to be a member, but students are expected to be strong team players with a desire to be great! These rehearsals are approached as clinics, so any student can explore drum corps membership without the full commitment.

All instruments, uniforms, and instruction are provided. During the summer, the Colt Cadets will perform 10 times between late-July and mid-August. In 2021, Colt Cadets will again finish the season at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis (home of the NFL Colts), at the Drum Corps International Celebration. Summer fees will be $1400 for July 5 through August 15. Students are asked to allow for a 7-day quarantine prior to arrival and to show a negative COVID test within 72 hours prior to arrival. All summer participants (members, volunteers, and staff) are expected to demonstrate a vaccination record including the COVID vaccine, if eligible.

Looking for more information on the Colt Cadets? Email Colt Cadets Director Rich Waddington, rich@colts.org.

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