Colt Cadets 2020 Spring Rehearsal Schedule

December 12, 2019

Colt Cadets 2020\

The Colt Cadets will kick off the 2020 season with the first open rehearsal on Sunday, February 9, from 1:00 to 5:00 PM at Table Mound Elementary School in Dubuque, Iowa. The address of the school is 100 Tower Dr, Dubuque, IA 52003. Click here for a Google Map to the school.

This preseason event is FREE to attend! Students are encouraged to arrive at 12:30 PM 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 23 and March 8 at Table Mound. The first overnight camp will be the weekend of April 24-26. The weekend camp will cost $40 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 2020 preseason rehearsal schedule for Colt Cadets is below. The 2020 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. The first three Colt Cadets rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons and then will transition to overnight weekend camps. Those who might need transportation for rehearsals should contact Rich Waddington, Colt Cadets Director, at to set up travel arrangements.

2020 Rehearsal Schedule:
February 9, 2020 | Table Mound Elementary School, Dubuque, IA
February 23, 2020 | Table Mound Elementary School, Dubuque, IA
March 8, 2020 | Table Mound Elementary School, Dubuque, IA
March 27 – 29, 2020 | George Washington Middle School, Dubuque, IA CANCELED
April 24 – 26, 2020 | George Washington Middle School, Dubuque, IA CANCELED
May 15 – 17, 2020 | George Washington 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 2020, 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!. You can also check out the Colt Cadets 2020 Membership Brochure.

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

This article was updated on March 13, 2020 to reflect the cancellation of the March 27-29 camp.
This article was updated on March 18, 2020 to reflect the cancellation of the April 24-26 camp.

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