Colts Hand Program Reins To DCI Veteran Howard Weinstein

September 7, 2015

The Colts Youth Organization announced today that Howard Weinstein will lead the Colts design team in 2016. Howard has a long history in the drum corps activity as both program coordinator and corps director. His two most recent DCI stops have been with the Boston Crusaders (1999-2007) and the Blue Stars (2009-2011).

Colts Director Vicki MacFarlane is thrilled by the hire. "Howard and I first got to know each other when we served together on the DCI Board of Directors," said Vicki. "I've always been impressed with the leadership qualities he instills in the groups he works with. We just became a better organization today  and a better drum corps  with Howard on our staff."

Howard has been a music educator for the past 28 years. He works with many high school programs in Florida and Georgia including Tarpon Springs, the 2014 Bands of America Grand National Champions. He is excited to begin building on the recent momentum of the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps.

"The Colts are wonderfully positioned to make a strong statement in 2016," said Howard. "They have a growing popularity throughout DCI, and a great reputation in the activity for providing a terrific member experience. Vicki and I are assembling a solid team of designers and educators, and we're ready to get down to business."

Watch for additional announcements on the Colts design and caption heads coming soon. The organization's annual Awards & Recognition Banquet is scheduled for Friday, November 27th at the Five Flags Center in Dubuque, Iowa, followed immediately by the first audition weekend of the 2016 season.

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