Colts Announce 2015 Program

March 20, 2015

The Colts Drum & Bugle Corps follows up its innovative 2014 production with another adventure into the conceptual blend of drum corps and theatrical arts. Their 2015 program titled, "...And A Shot Rings Out: A Johnny Staccato Murder Mystery," features music from Elmer Bernstein (Man with the Golden Arm), Michael Daugherty (Lex from "Metropolis Symphony"), Christian McBride (Science Fiction), Charles Mingus (Moanin'), original music by Chuck Naffier and David Nelson, and a stunning ballad based on Grammy-sensation Sam Smith's Lay Me Down.

"We took an unusual path with last year's show," said Storyteller Wayne Harris. "It took some time for fans to embrace the journey with us but once they did, we had a magical walk together into the Emerald City."

"We're gonna continue to define who the Colts are, while we look at new ways to deliver a drum corps performance," said Program Coordinator Marc Sylvester. "It's film noir. It's fresh. It's something nobody's done. But in the end, our plan is just to be a really good drum corps."

The Colts debut their 2015 program along with the Colt Cadets at their Summer Premiere on June 18th at the University of Dubuque's Chalmers Field. The competitive season begins on June 20th in Grandville, Michigan, and concludes at the Drum Corps International World Championships in Indianapolis in early August.

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