The preseason.

Colt Cadets begin their 2022 season with a series of Open House Rehearsals followed by three weekend camps. The Open House Rehearsals are a great way for any student within a reasonable driving distance to come and get a taste of the drum corps experience. There is no charge to attend. Weekend camps provide for a more immersive experience where the group makes great strides in working on their summer show. The weekend camps allow students coming from a greater distance to make more efficient use of their travel time. The cost for weekend camps is $50 which helps cover the cost of food and the facility for the weekend. For questions about anything related to Colt Cadets, email Colt Cadets Director Rich Waddington at rich@colts.org.

Sunday Open Class Rehearsals begin at 1:00 PM, with unloading of equipment and check in beginning at 12:30 PM. These rehearsals conclude at 5:00 PM. Weekend rehearsal camps are scheduled once a month in March, April, and May. Rehearsal weekends generally begin at 8:00 PM Friday, with unloading and check in at 7:00 PM, and conclude by 3:00 PM on Sunday. Information about weekend rehearsals, including location details, will be posted on the website prior to the weekend.

Attendance at all rehearsals is encouraged, but not expected, of interested students. We are flexible and will work with your schedule! If you are unable to attend a rehearsal, but are still interested in Colt Cadets, be sure to communicate with Rich at rich@colts.org. We will work with you to make membership in 2022 a reality!

Please Note: This schedule is could change given the current status of COVID-19 and/or its impact on the availability of Dubuque schools. Any changes will be updated as information becomes available. Always check colts.org for the most up-to-date information on rehearsals and locations.

2022 Sunday Afternoon Open House Rehearsals

February 27, 1:00 - 5:00 PM @ Table Mound Elementary School, 100 Tower Drive, Dubuque, Iowa 52003
March 6, 1:00 - 5:00 PM @ Table Mound Elementary School, 100 Tower Drive, Dubuque, Iowa 52003
March 13, 1:00 - 5:00 PM @ Iowa National Guard Armory, 5001 Old Highway Road, Dubuque, Iowa 52002

Three-Day Weekend Camps

March 25 - 27 @ Iowa National Guard Armory, 5001 Old Highway Road, Dubuque, Iowa 52002
April 29 - May 1 @ Iowa National Guard Armory, 5001 Old Highway Road, Dubuque, Iowa 52002
May 20 - 22 @ Washington Middle School, 51 N Grandview Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001

Camp Documents and Forms

Sample Camp Schedules

Sunday Afternoon Rehearsal

12:30 PM
Unload equipment; Registration

1:00 PM
Member meeting, cafeteria

1:30 PM
Stretch and Cals

2:00 PM
Visual for brass and battery
Sectionals for guard and front ensemble

2:30 PM
Music for brass and battery

4:30 PM
Performance

4:45 PM
Closing meeting
Pack and clean facility

5:00 PM
Dismissed

Weekend Camp

7:00 PM
Unload equipment and food; Registration

8:00 PM
Member meeting

8:20 PM
Stretch and cals

8:45 PM
Parent meeting

9:00 PM
Rehearsal

10:30 PM
Snack

11:30 PM
Lights out!

8:00 AM
Wake/eat

9:00 AM
Stretch and cals

10:00 AM
Rehearsal

12:30 PM
Meal 2

1:30 PM
Rehearsal

6:00 PM
Meal 3

7:00 PM
Rehearsal

11:00 PM
Meal 4

12:00 AM
Lights out!

8:00 AM
Wake/eat

9:00 AM
Stretch and cals

9:30 AM
Rehearsal

12:00 PM
Break to grab sack lunch and set up for performance

1:00 PM
Performance

1:30 PM
Member Meeting

2:00 PM
Pack and load
Clean the school

2:30 PM
Dismissed