2014 Banquet Awards & Recap

December 8, 2014

The opening rehearsal weekend for the Colts kicked off with our annual banquet to celebrate our 2014 memberships. The 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 - Sophie Volpe
Guard - Brittany Bryant & Gladys Cambray
Percussion - Melissa Behling

Most Improved Members:
Brass - Joanna Stubbins
Guard - Ashley Tucker
Percussion - Betsy Guthrie

Outstanding Section Members:
Brass - Patrick McGehee
Guard - Kelly Voegele
Percussion - AJ Collins

Robert M. Buelow Award (Colts Member of the Year): Patrick McGehee

Colt Cadets

Outstanding First Year Members:
Brass - Eli Gregorich
Guard - Kasia Kulchawik
Percussion - Brandon Rice

Most Improved Members:
Brass - Joey Smith & Jackie Harrison
Guard - Reagan Scherpe
Percussion - Jenna Errthum

Outstanding Section Members:
Brass - Ian Murphy
Guard - McKenzie Wolfe
Percussion - Kyler Boss

Michael J. Wolfe Award (Colt Cadets Member of the Year): Jacob Barnwell

Age out awards were presented to 23 members of the Colts. These individuals and marching years were:
Eric "Flint" Angeroth Franks - 1
Diana Gonzalez - 1
Kayla Kirk - 1
Jake Little - 1
Brianna Moehnke - 1
Austin Morlock - 1
Jake Wyndham - 1
Steven Grondin - 2
Kevin Manley - 2
Nathanael Thompson - 2
Samantha Adrales - 3
Bobby Duncalf - 3
Amy James - 3
Bobby Little - 3
Austin Murra - 3
Derek Smith - 3
Matt Stine - 3
Xavier Zahnle - 3
Ashley "AJ" Collins - 4
Mary "MJ" Halco - 4
Jason Schubert - 4
Michael Sommer - 4
Patrick McGehee - 6

We will miss their 59 years of combined experience. Congratulations to all age outs!

The Sunday Colts performance was an exciting kick off for the 2015 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 19-21 at Roosevelt Middle School in Dubuque. Please let us know your plans for the upcoming year! Colt Cadets will begin rehearsals in February 2015.

Thank you to all the parents and volunteers who make it all happen! We congratulate ALL 2014 members who provided the foundation for the exciting season to come!

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