The preseason.

Following the submission of your audition video, most students will be asked to attend one of our callback camps. Contracted members are expected to attend all three-day rehearsal camps scheduled for their section.

The three-day callback/rehearsal camps and one-day callback events provide for further audition and evaluation 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 each of these events, you will receive an update of your 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 3:00 PM on Sunday. One-day events typically start with check-in and unloading at 8:00 AM and conclude around 5:00 PM. Once offered membership in the Colts, your attendance at three-day camps is expected when your section is scheduled. All members will be expected to attend the April rehearsal weekend. Attendance at events, and communication about attendance, is expected of all Colts members throughout the preseason.

2023 Callback & Rehearsal Dates

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

THREE-DAY WEEKENDS | RSVP
November 25-27, 2022 @ Five Flags Center, Dubuque, Iowa (All Sections)
December 16-18, 2022 @ Five Flags Center, Dubuque, Iowa (All Sections)
January 13-15, 2023 @ Five Flags Center, Dubuque, Iowa (Brass & Percussion)
February 17-19, 2023 @ Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois (Brass Only)
April 28-30, 2023 @ Location TBD (Full Corps)

ONE-DAY EVENTS | RSVP
December 11, 2022 @ University of Florida, Gainesville (Brass Only)
One-day audition events are also being considered for St. Louis, MO; Houston, TX; and/or Nashville, TN. Please check back here for updates and be sure to subscribe to Colts social media channels where information will be posted as soon as locations are confirmed.

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

12:00 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

2:00 PM
Sectionals rehearsal

5:45 PM
Full corps meeting

6:00 PM
Meal 3
Staff meeting

7:00 PM
Sectionals rehearsal

9:30 PM
Full ensemble

11:00 PM
Meal 4

11:45 PM
Student leadership meeting

12:00 AM
Lights out!

8:00 AM
Wake/eat

9:00 AM
Full corps stretch

9:30 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