David Alford Named Colt Cadets Director

October 3, 2016

David Alford has been named as director of the Colt Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps. A Colts alumnus from 2005 - 2007, David also has experience as a brass staff member and a cook truck volunteer with the Colts within the drum corps world. Outside of drum corps, David has immense experience in supply chain management and general operations with several major companies. A native of the Chicago suburbs and a graduate of Michigan State, David brings with him a unique perspective and fresh ideas to the organization. David will also be taking over the role of controller and handling the financial aspects of the Colts Youth Organization.

"I'm overjoyed for this opportunity to work for the Colts organization after it gave me such a rewarding and life-changing experience as a member," said David. "Jeff, Vicki and Jason have an incredible working relationship, and I am honored to join them and the amazing network of parents, volunteers and staff that consistently provide invaluable experiences for the talented members. I am looking forward to using my background in supply chain management and logistics to ensure smooth operations for the Colt Cadets so we may provide the members a season of seamless learning. I am excited to be partnering with the skillful design and instructional staff in creating a memorable and entertaining season as the corps celebrates its 50th anniversary."

"Having David join our team is very exciting given his skill set and experience. He is quick to analyze an issue and come up with an appropriate solution regardless of the scale of the task," said Executive Director Jeff MacFarlane. "David's communication skills will serve him well as director of Colt Cadets, his awareness and understanding of details will aid in managing financials, and the members and parent volunteers will be drawn to his character and demeanor. I am thrilled about the team we have moving forward."

"I am ecstatic, not just for the organization, but especially for the Colt Cadets members and families," said Colts Director Vicki MacFarlane. "David is well-suited for this role, and his enthusiasm is a perfect fit to kick off the Cadets' 50th anniversary season. David's background and experience complements the rest of our team beautifully. His history with the corps as an alumnus, a former staff member, and as a volunteer has given him a sense of the total organization few can bring to the table. The Red Team continues to become stronger every day, and I cannot wait to see what the rest of this year will bring for us!"

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Colt Cadets will begin rehearsals in February, but students interested in being a part of the Colt Cadets are encouraged to attend a Colts rehearsal weekend for experience. There is no audition requirement and membership is primarily from Dubuque and the tri-state area. More information about joining the Colt Cadets will be posted in January. Students interested in being a part of Colt Cadets should fill out an INFORMATION REQUEST to receive information about Colt Cadets, membership, and upcoming Colts rehearsals.

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