Music On The March Alumni Plans

July 7, 2018

2018 is the 55th anniversary of the Colts, and the alumni have planned a great day filled with events to celebrate the occasion at the during Music On The March! Tickets are still available for purchase! You can go to the Colts Mall to purchase today or contact if you need assistance with purchasing. Because the event is so close, all tickets will be held at will call.

On Friday morning, alumni are encouraged to attend rehearsal at Stephen Hempstead High School. The day's schedule will be posted Friday morning on the Colts Virtual Cooktruck. The school is located at 3715 Pennsylvania Ave, Dubuque, IA 52002. You can click here for a Google Map to the school.

Friday's events will begin at 3:30 p.m. with the alumni tailgate at St. Anthony's Catholic Church - just blocks from Dalzell Field! The address is 2175 Rosedale Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001. You can click here for a Google Map to the facility. The tailgate will take place in the northeast corner of the parking lot. Food and drink will be provided while supplies last, and there will be port-a-potties this year! Please do not park in the parking lot - there is a wedding reception at the church beginning at 5:00 p.m. Side streets are the best place to find parking. The tailgate will go until about 6:30 p.m. During the tailgate, 55th anniversary koozies and one-of-a-kind Junior Dukes/Legionnaires/Colt. 45/Colts t-shirts will be available.

At 6:00 p.m., the alumni ensemble will rehearse the national anthem at the tailgate. It's not too late to join! You can contact Greg Blum at to sign up. The show begins at 7:00 p.m., with the alumni ensemble performing the national anthem to start the show.

The Colt Cadets will take the field at 7:44 p.m. with their program, Moderne. During intermission, the 2018 Colts Hall Of Fame will be inducted. The full list of Hall of Fame inductees for 2018 will be out soon! Colts will take the field at 9:46 p.m. with their program, True Believer. Following the Colts performance, the corps will return to the field for an encore performance, featuring selections from the show and the corps song, Morning.

After the show, alumni will head to the Holiday Inn in downtown Dubuque for a social gathering at the River Rock Kitchen and Tap. The address is 450 Main Street, Dubuque, IA 52001. You can click here for a Goole Map to the hotel. The kitchen is open to 11:00 p.m. and the bar is open until 2:00 a.m.

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