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 4:00 PM on Sunday. One-day events typically start with check-in and unloading at 8:00 AM and conclude around 5:00 PM. Callback camps and rehearsals begin in November and will continue in December, January and February for brass, December and January for percussion, and November 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.

2022 Callback & Rehearsal Dates
(2023 Camp & Rehearsal Dates To Be Announced Soon!)

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
November 26-28, 2021 @ Five Flags Center, Dubuque, Iowa (Brass & Color Guard)
December 17-19, 2021 @ Roosevelt Middle School, Dubuque, Iowa (Brass & Percussion)
January 14-16, 2022 @ Five Flags Center, Dubuque, Iowa (Brass & Percussion)
February 18-20, 2022 Tentative pending facilities confirmation (Brass Only)
April 29 - May 1, 2022 @ Hempstead High School, Dubuque, Iowa (Full Corps)

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

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!

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