The preseason.

The three-day audition camps and one-day auditions camps provide full auditions and evaluations of prospective members with the intent of finalizing membership in the Colts. You will receive detailed instruction on all aspects of your skills with the intent of offering you membership, or guidance on how to become a member of the Colts. After attending one of these auditions you will receive a letter officially notifying you of your membership status in the corps. Click “JOIN!” above for further details.

Offers of full membership will be extended following each audition. If there are special circumstances that make attendance at one of these events impossible, first RSVP and then contact your caption head to express your interest in a spot, and to discuss preparations you should make for the next rehearsal (for color guard, this could be in April following WGI).

Three-day events typically begin with check-in and unloading at 6:00 PM on Friday and conclude around 4:00 PM on Sunday. One-day events typically start with check-in and unloading at 8:00 AM and conclude around 6:00 PM. Auditions take place in November and December for all sections. Recall auditions and rehearsals will continue in January and February for brass, January for percussion, and April for color guard. When a student is offered membership in the Colts, attendance at these events is expected. All members will be expected to attend the April rehearsal in Dubuque. Attendance at events, and communication about attendance, is expected of all Colts members throughout the preseason.

Our 2020 Membership Brochure is available online here.

Please note audition locations listed below may change. Always check www.colts.org before leaving for a camp for the most up to date information.

Audition Dates

2021 auditions are currently being held virtually in the Red Zone.

Camp Documents and Forms

Sample Camp Schedules

Three-Day Event

6:00 PM
Unload equipment and food; Registration

8:00 PM
Full corps meeting

8:20 PM
Rehearsal begins

8:45 PM
Parent meeting

11:30 PM
Snack

12:30 AM
Lights out!

8:00 AM
Wake/eat

9:00 AM
Full corps stretch

9:30 AM
Sectionals rehearsal
Brass in visual

1:00 PM
Meal 2
Colts Board of Directors meeting at Colts Building

2:00 PM
Sectionals rehearsal

5:45 PM
Full corps meeting

6:30 PM
Meal 3
Staff meeting

7:30 PM
Sectionals rehearsal

9:30 PM
Full ensemble

11:00 PM
Meal 4

11:45 PM
Student leadership meeting

12:00 AM
Lights out!

7:30 AM
Wake/eat

8:30 AM
Full corps stretch

9:00 AM
Sectionals rehearsal
Brass in visual

10:30 AM
Brass to sectionals

12:00 PM
Music ensemble

1:00 PM
Performance

2:00 PM
Full corps meeting
Pack and clean facility
Don't forget to grab a sack lunch!

4:00 PM
Dismissed

One-Day Event

8:00 AM
Unload equipment and food; Registration

9:00 AM
Member meeting, cafeteria

9:30 AM
Rehearsal begins

10:00 AM
Parent meeting

1:00 PM
Meal

2:00 PM
Rehearsal

4:45 PM
Final Meeting

5:00 PM
Pack and clean facility \ Dismissed