Colt Cadets Kicking Off 2016 Season With Two Open House Clinics In February

January 20, 2016

The Colt Cadets will kick off their 2016 season with an Open House Rehearsal and Clinic on Sunday, February 14th from 1:00-5:00 pm at Washington Middle School in Dubuque. Please arrive at 12:30 to sign in, meet new faces, and help set up equipment.

Help us save time at check in! Fill out an ONLINE APPLICATION and print your PARENT CONSENT FORM ahead of time. All students under the age of 18 must turn in a signed parent consent form to participate.

For a full list of preseason rehearsals, or to download the 2016 summer schedule and membership brochure, click HERE. Stay tuned, more details will be posted as each rehearsal approaches. The kick-off event is FREE to attend, and there is absolutely no obligation to join. Come try us out, bring a friend, and see if the Colt Cadets is the place for you!

All 2016 preseason rehearsals will take place at a middle or high school in Dubuque, with the exception of our overnight March 12-13, which will be held at Maquoketa High School in Maquoketa, Iowa. Those who might need transportation from Dubuque to Maquoketa should contact to set up travel arrangements.

Membership in the Colt Cadets is open to any young person in middle school or high school, with or without prior performance experience. There is no formal audition to be a member, but students are expected to be strong team players with a desire to be great!

These rehearsals are approached as clinics, so any young person can explore drum corps membership without the full commitment. This allows students to experience a variety of sections or instruments to find what suits them best.

During the summer the Colt Cadets will travel about 45 days between mid-June and mid-August, and will perform for more than 75,000 people across seven states. In 2016, Colt Cadets will again finish the season at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis (home of the NFL Colts), at the Drum Corps International World Championships. Last season the Colt Cadets' sixth consecutive year as DCI Open Class Finalists.

All instruments, uniforms, and instruction are provided, and individuals will be provided with opportunities to help earn some, or all, of their summer membership fees.

Anyone unavailable for the kickoff event may attend our next scheduled rehearsal on February 28th, which will also be held from 1:00-5:00 pm at Washington Middle School. Students who live exceptionally far away from Dubuque should contact either Matt or the Colts office (563-582-4872) to discuss how they can participate.

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