Colt Cadets Kick Off 2021 Preseason

February 18, 2021

The Colt Cadets held an introductory Zoom session on Sunday, February 14, to lay the groundwork for the 2021 preseason and tour. Rich Waddington, Colt Cadets director, said he's excited for what's to come.

"We had a great turnout, and there's a lot of enthusiasm going around," Waddington said. "You can tell people want to get back to making music together."

Currently, the Colt Cadets plan to begin the in-person portion of their season around July 1, pending COVID guidelines and regulations. They will then put their production on the field before taking it on the road. The Colt Cadets have three performances scheduled for Lucas Oil Stadium from August 12–14, and they are looking to add more shows to that schedule prior to Indianapolis.

Between now and July 1, the Colt Cadets plan to work through their preseason virtually. All students involved will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with instructors directly, and the corps will come together monthly to check in and build on that progress as a group.

Students will begin learning show music in March, which will allow the corps to learn most of the show prior to move-ins.

"We've got a great production this year, and we're excited to share it with our members," Waddington said. "And, by putting together the musical aspects throughout the spring, we'll be in a great spot to learn the visual aspects in July."

All sections have openings, and all interested students are invited to join! There is no experience required, and the inclusion of individual lessons this year makes it the perfect time to start your drum corps journey.

For more information, and to get involved, express interest here or email Rich Waddington at!

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