Colt Cadets 2019 Spring Rehearsal Schedule

February 2, 2019

Colt Cadets 2019 Poster

The Colt Cadets will kick off the 2019 season with the first open rehearsal on Sunday, February 10, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Washington Middle School Dubuque, Iowa. The address of the school is 51 North Grandview Avenue, Dubuque, IA 52001. Click here for a Google Map to the school.

This preseason event is FREE to attend! Students are encouraged to arrive at 12:30 p.m. to sign in, meet new faces, and help set up equipment. Come experience drum corps, bring a friend, and see if the Colt Cadets is the place for you!

Colt Cadets spring rehearsals will continue February 24 and March 3 in Dubuque. Locations will be announced soon, pending availability with the Dubuque schools. The first overnight camp will be the weekend of March 15 - 17. The camp will start at 7:00 p.m. Friday and finish 2:00 p.m. Sunday. This weekend camp will cost $25 to cover food and housing.

Help save time at check in! Fill out a Member 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.

The full 2019 preseason rehearsal schedule for Colt Cadets is below. Please note: this schedule is tentative, pending availability with the Dubuque schools. The 2019 Colt Cadets Preseason Schedule will continue to be updated as rehearsal sites are confirmed. Always check for the most up to date information on rehearsal sites. Colt Cadets rehearsals will take place at a school in the Dubuque area. Most Colt Cadets rehearsals are on Sunday afternoon, with the exception of two overnight camps for the full corps and one additional overnight camp for the battery. Those who might need transportation for rehearsals should contact Andrew Eaton, Colt Cadets Director, at to set up travel arrangements.

Full 2019 Rehearsal Schedule:
February 10, 2019 | Washington Middle School, Dubuque, IA
February 24, 2019 | Table Mound Elementary, Dubuque, IA
March 3, 2019 | Table Mound Elementary, Dubuque, IA
March 15 - 17, 2019 | Jefferson Middle School, Dubuque, IA
March 24, 2019 | National Guard Armory, Dubuque, IA (Brass Only)
April 7, 2019 | Roosevelt Middle School, Dubuque, IA
April 14, 2019 | Roosevelt Middle School, Dubuque, IA
April 26 - 28, 2019 | Stephen Hempstead High School, Dubuque, IA (Percussion Only)
May 5, 2019 | Roosevelt Middle School, Dubuque, IA
May 17 - 19, 2019 | Jefferson Middle School, Dubuque, IA

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 student 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 about 25 times between mid-June and mid-August for more than 75,000 people across the Midwest. In 2019, 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.

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 through our sponsorship program.

Looking for more information on the Colt Cadets? Click here to read all about the Colt Cadets program!

Students who live exceptionally far away from Dubuque should contact Andrew Eaton at to discuss how they can participate.

Return to Colts News.