Colt Cadets March 12-13 Overnight Rehearsal Details

March 7, 2016

March 12-13 Colt Cadets Overnight Details
1:00 pm Saturday through 2:00 pm Sunday
600 W Washington St.
Maquoketa, IA

Cost: $20 at the door (to help offset the cost of meals served, thank you!) Please arrive at Maquoketa High School at 12:30 pm to check in and help unload. We will start promptly at 1:00 pm. We can provide rides between Dubuque and Maquoketa to those who need help with transportation. Please email ASAP if are in need of a ride.

This event is set up as a zero-pressure, no strings attached way for students to check out the drum corps activity. No advance registration is necessary for this rehearsal, and all equipment will be provided. Whether you have previously attended a Colt Cadets rehearsal this year or not, ALL students are welcome! First time attendees, please 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.

Dinner and Snack before bed will be provided on Saturday. Breakfast and a sack lunch will be provided on Sunday. We will eat off of the Cadets Truck just like we do on tour! We will also sleep in the gym, just like we do on tour!

We will have several projects for volunteers during the weekend, including uniform organization, food preparation & serving, and trailer maintenance. The more the merrier! Parents who volunteer are welcome to stay with us in the school and eat meals with us as well. We will take any and all help!

What to bring:
Hard Cover 3 ring binder with plastic sleeves for your music
Water Jug (Red 1 gallon jugs are what we use for summer)
Sleeping Bag/Air Mattress &/or Sleeping Pad
Shower Supplies & Toiletries (some choose to shower in a swim suit)
Change of Clothes for Sunday (we recommend layered athletic clothing)
Tennis Shoes
Athletic Clothes

Depending on the weather, we plan to spend some time outside! Be prepared for anything! This means tshirt, shorts, wind or sweat pants, sweatshirt, and light jacket. Tennis Shoes are a must! Bring a hat for the sun. No jeans please.

Sample Schedule:

12:30 pm - Arrive / Check-In / Unload
1:00 pm - Welcome Meeting
1:15 pm - Stretch/Cals
1:45 pm - Rehearsal
6:00 pm - Dinner
7:00 pm - Rehearsal
11:00 pm - Snack
Midnight - Lights Out

8:00 am - Wake Up & Breakfast
9:00 am - Stretch/Cals
9:30 am - Rehearsal
12:30 pm - Break to get sack lunch & set up for performance
1:00 pm - Performance
1:30 pm - Pack & Load, Clean the School
2:00 pm - Dismissed

For parents interested in volunteering during the weekend, a meeting will take place shortly after 1:15pm on Saturday to get things started! If you are a new parent, Colt Cadet staff will be available throughout the weekend to explain all about what we do and how we do it! Please come introduce yourself, we are excited that you and your student are spending the weekend with us, and happy to answer any questions you might have.

It is better to attend some of the weekend than none of the weekend - please come and go as your schedule allows.

Emergency Contacts:
Matt Mulvanny, cell 443-614-3446
Vicki MacFarlane, cell 563-564-9016

Learn More About The Colt Cadets:

Summer 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 audition to be a member, but students are expected to be strong team players with a desire to be great!

Our preseason rehearsals are approached as clinics, so that 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 perform for more than 75,000 people in 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 marked the sixth consecutive year the Colt Cadets placed as DCI Open Class Finalists. For the full summer schedule, click HERE

We can make a variety of summer schedules work! Many members are able to participate in other summer activities while performing with the Colt Cadets. If you have questions about your specific summer plans, do not hesitate to call or email, and feel free to bring your summer schedule to an open rehearsal. Our staff will provide more insight on how to balance your summer plans.

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. But remember, all preseason rehearsals are FREE to attend.

Anyone unavailable for this event can still join us at one of our upcoming rehearsals in Dubuque. See a full list of our preseason rehearsals HERE

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.

For more information: Visit the COLT CADETS HOMEPAGE

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