2013 Banquet Awards And Recap

December 5, 2013

What a great weekend for the Colts family! Our annual banquet allowed us to recognize members from both corps, and our return to the Five Flags Center in downtown Dubuque was wonderful once again. Special thanks to Poor Man's Catering for a delicious meal. If you were unable to be here with us, we wish you could have been to share the experience!

The banquet allowed us to recognize our achievements as well as the outstanding contributions of both members and volunteers. Awards presented for the Colts and the Colt Cadets members were:


Outstanding First Year Members:
Brass - Erin Funk
Guard - Lauren Emerson
Percussion - Ujjal Bhattacharyya

Most Improved Members:
Brass - Taylor Hughes
Guard - Sacha East
Percussion - Stephanie Schoeph & Joey Wattenhofer

Outstanding Section Members:
Brass - Patrick McGehee
Guard - Kristen Orwoll
Percussion - Liz Naprstek & Austin Murra

Robert M. Buelow Award (Colt of the Year): Casey Hallahan

Colt Cadets

Outstanding First Year Members:
Brass - Jakob Henzi & Abby Beacom
Guard - Celeste Chapdelaine
Percussion - Jake Kuklish

Most Improved Members:
Brass - Holden Murphy
Guard - Chamberlynn Donath
Percussion - Megan Ahmann & Will Shriver

Outstanding Section Members:
Brass - Brendin Kemp & Taylor Guthrie
Guard - McKenzie Wolfe
Percussion - Ted Townsend

Colt Cadet of the Year: Betsy Guthrie

Age out awards were presented to 21 members of the Colts. These individuals and marching years were:
Corey Axelson - 1
Danni Calderon - 1
Eric Elker - 1
Matt Goodspeed - 1
Amanda West - 1
Charles Mitchell - 2
Bradley Page - 2
Nick Poje - 2
Andrew Riley - 2
Nick Benz - 3
Will Nagorski - 3
Joshua Neujahr - 3
Beth Sample - 3
Paige Schneweis - 3
Shelbye Willard - 3
Stu Meadows - 4
Sarah Quesnell - 4
Casey Hallahan - 6
Erick Hollick - 6
Kyle Lewis - 6
Kristen Orwoll - 6

We will miss their 63 years of combined experience. Congratulations to all age outs!

The Sunday Colts performance was an exciting kick off for the 2014 season. Colt Cadets met on Saturday and the staff gave an overview of the direction of the program for the coming year.

Please send your RSVP for December camp today! Our next rehearsal is December 20-22 at Washington Middle School in Dubuque. Please let us know your plans for the upcoming year! Colt Cadets will begin rehearsals in February 2014.

Thank you to all the parents and volunteers who make it all happen!

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