2015 Banquet Awards And Recap

December 1, 2015

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 a great setting for the event. 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 - Motonori Tsunoda
Guard - Heather Dremel
Percussion - Noah Cole

Most Improved Members:
Brass - Justin Ahn
Guard - Bobby Curtis & McKenzie Wolfe
Percussion - Kyler Boss

Outstanding Section Members:
Brass - Jessen Smith
Guard - Kelly Voegele & Becca Swick
Percussion - Matt Myers & Stephanie Schoeph

Robert M. Buelow Award (Colts Member of the Year): Kara Metzger


Outstanding First Year Members:
Brass - Teddy Van Winkle
Guard - Katie Andreasen
Percussion - Micky Graff

Most Improved Members:
Brass - Joseph Delaney
Guard - Patty Avercamp
Percussion - Spencer Geers & Ben Litterer

Outstanding Section Members:
Brass - Eli Gregorich
Guard - Paige Murphy
Percussion - Micky Graff

Michael J. Wolfe Award (Colt Cadets Member of the Year): Abby Beacom

Age out awards were presented to 29 members of the Colts. These individuals and marching years were:
Justin Ahn - 1
James Arita - 1
Heather Dremel - 1
Megan Hobbs - 1
Tiffany Kostuch - 1
Amber McCausland - 1
Shane McFall - 1
Spencer Potts - 1
Alex Taylor - 1
Jonathan White - 1
Brittany Bryant - 2
Erin Funk - 2
Caleb Goodness - 2
Jake Kaplan - 2
Aaron Martin - 2
Kelsey Murphy - 2
Kristine Pye - 2
TJ Slasberg - 2
Sarah Shields - 2
Ashley Holada - 3
Matthew Kurecki - 3
Carl Mathwig - 3
Will Norton - 3
Dustin Jindracek - 4
Jon Fuller - 5
Cole Hanton - 5
Kara Metzger - 5
Erwin De Jong - 6
Liz Naprstek - 6
We will miss their 71 years of combined experience. Congratulations to all age outs!

The Sunday Colts performance was an exciting kick off for the 2016 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 18-20 at Roosevelt Middle School in Dubuque.

Still haven't decided what to do next summer? Contact a couple veteran members who were at the November camp to hear about what's new at the Colts and get their take on the coming season. Please let us know your plans or call if you have questions or concerns.

Colt Cadets will begin rehearsals in February 2016.

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

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