Colt Cadets March 10-12 Weekend Rehearsal Details

February 28, 2017

March 10-12 Colt Cadets Overnight Details
7:00 pm Friday through 12:00 pm Sunday
Edgewood-Colesburg Jr / Sr High
403 W Union St.
Edgewood, IA 52042

The Colt Cadets weekend rehearsal will be the weekend of March 10 - 12 at Edgewood-Colesburg Jr / Sr High in Edgewood, Iowa. For a map to the facility, you can click here. To sign-up for the weekend, please fill out our registration here. This allows us to make sure we have enough supplies for the weekend. The weekend rehearsal costs $25 for all students to help cover the cost of food, housing, and instruction. You can pay when you arrive at check in or you can pay early on the Colts Mall. Please arrive at Edgewood-Colesburg Jr / Sr High at 7:00 pm to check in and help unload. We will start promptly at 8:00 pm. We can provide rides between Dubuque and Edgewood to those who need help with transportation. Please email ASAP if you 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. All equipment will be provided! Whether you have previously attended a Colt Cadets rehearsal this year or not, ALL students are welcome!

On Sunday morning, we will do a performance at 11:30 am* to recap everything that we worked on over the weekend! Parents are encouraged to attend to see their student perform as a part of the Colt Cadets. (*time subject to change! Check back over the weekend for the specific performance time)

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.

A snack before bed will be provided on Friday. Four meals will be provided on Saturday and breakfast and a sack lunch will be provided on Sunday. We will eat off of the Cadets food truck (the "Chuck Wagon") 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:
  • Instrument
  • Hard cover 3 ring binder with plastic sleeves for your music
  • Water bottle (red 1 gallon jugs are what we use for summer)
  • Sleeping bag and air mattress or sleeping pad
  • Pillow
  • Shower supplies & toiletries (some choose to shower in a swim suit)
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes for the weekend (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 t-shirt, 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:
*subject to change*

7:00 pm - Check in and Unload
8:00 pm - Stretch/Cals
8:30 pm - Rehearsal and Parent Meeting
11:00 pm - Snack
12:00 am - Lights Out

8:00 am - Wake up and breakfast
9:00 am - Strech/Cals
10:00 am - Rehearsal
12:30 pm - Lunch
1:30 pm - Rehearsal
6:00 pm - Dinner
7:00 pm - Rehearsal
11:00 pm - Snack
12:00 am - Lights Out

8:00 am - Wake up and Breakfast
9:00 am - Stretch/Cals
9:30 am - Rehearsal
11:00 am - Break to get sack lunch & set up for performance
11:30 am - Performance
12:00 pm - Pack and load, clean the school
1:00 pm - Dismissed

For parents interested in volunteering during the weekend, a meeting will take place at 8:30 pm on Friday 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.

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 click here.

Students who live exceptionally far away from Dubuque should contact either David or the Colts Office at 563.582.4872 to discuss how they can participate.

For more information, visit the Colt Cadets Homepage.

Welcome! We would love to have you as part of the Red Team family!

2300 Twin Valley Drive
Dubuque, IA 52003
Phone 563.482.4872
Fax 1.844.347.5323

David Alford, Colt Cadets Director
Cell: 773.308.6710

Jason Schubert, Colts Tour Director
Cell: 630-666-7489

Vicki MacFarlane, Colts Director
Cell: 563.564.9016

Jeff MacFarlane, Executive Director
Cell: 563.599.8553

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