2013 Colt Cadets Begin February 17!

January 31, 2013

The Colt Cadets will kick off their 2013 season with an Open House Rehearsal and Clinic at Jefferson Middle School on Sunday, February 17th, 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 strong team players with a desire to be great!

These 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. During the summer the corps rehearses Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday. The group will travel about 23 days during the summer months, and will perform for more than 75,000 people in 7 states. In 2013, Colt Cadets will again finish the season at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, at the Drum Corps International World Championships. Last season marked the third consecutive year the Colt Cadets were Open Class Finalists.

It is possible to make a variety of summer schedules work! Many members are able to participate in other summer activities while performing with the Colt Cadets. 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. Our 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 Matt Mulvanny, Colt Cadets Director, with any questions! We will help in any way we can!

Anyone unavailable for the kick-off event may attend our second scheduled rehearsal on February 24th. Students who live exceptionally far away from Dubuque should contact the either Matt or the office directly to discuss their rehearsal options.

Veteran Colt Cadet members and their families are encouraged to attend the 2013 kick-off and leadership meeting during Colts camp on February 10th at Washington Middle School. The meeting will begin at 12 noon and dismiss in time to watch the Colts end of camp performance. Please come with your feedback, questions, and suggestions for the 2013 season!

Check out more details about specific 2013 Colt Cadets Information and Schedule HERE.

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