Colt Cadets Kick Off 2011 Season!

February 17, 2011

The first rehearsal of the Colt Cadets 2011 season will be held at Jefferson Middle School on Sunday, February 20, from 1:00-5:00 pm. Find directions to Jefferson HERE. No RSVP is necessary for this rehearsal. All equipment will be provided. A parent meeting will be held at the beginning of all rehearsals to answer questions and provide further information.

Membership is open to any young person in middle school or high school, with or without prior performance experience. There is no audition to be a member, but students are expected to be good team players with a desire to be great!

The first few rehearsals are approached as clinics, so that any young person can explore drum corps membership without the full commitment. This allows students to explore a variety of sections or instruments to find what suits them best.

The Colt Cadets rehearse three Sundays per month during the school year, and Tues/Wed/Thurs/Sat during the summer. The group will travel about 23 days during the summer months. In 2011, Colt Cadets will again finish the season at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, at the Drum Corps International World Championships. Last season marked the first time Cadets were Open Class Finalists. The corps will perform for over 75,000 people in 7 states!

Most members participate in other summer activities while performing with the Colt Cadets. It is possible to make a variety of summer schedules work! If you have questions about your specific summer plans, do not hesitate to call or email, and feel free to bring your summer schedule to an open rehearsal, and staff will provide more insight on how to balance summer plans.

All instruments, uniforms, and instruction are provided, and individuals will be provided with opportunities to help earn some, or all, of the membership fees.

Please call 563-582-4872 or e-mail Vicki Schaffer, Colt Cadets Director, with any questions! We will help in any way we can!

A second open rehearsal will be held on Sunday, February 27, from 1:00-5:00 pm, at Jefferson Middle School for anyone unable to attend the opening event. Although all students are encouraged to attend the first rehearsal, students living 4 hours or more from Dubuque may find the February 27 rehearsal more valuable.

Check out more details about specific 2011 Colt Cadets Information HERE.

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