Saturday, August 09, 2014

Day 80 - Drum Corps International Finals - Corps Dismissal Information

DCI Finals : Indianapolis, IN


Current Housing: John E. Worthen Arena, Ball State University, 2000 W University Ave, Muncie, IN
Show: Lucas Oil Stadium, 500 S. Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Tomorrow Housing: None

The Colts would like to take this time to thank all of our volunteers, staff, family, friends, and fans for a fantastic 2014 season. We couldn't be happier with those who gave so much time and energy to help make this season truly remarkable. Your efforts have made this a truely world class season for our 150 young performers. 
Ultimately, we want to congratulate and thank our members. Their hard work, dedication, trust, and commitment to excellence is what drives this drum corps. We couldn't be happier with your attitudes, professionalism, and drive; both on and off the field. You are the reason we love what we do. 

Congratulations on an incredible season Red Team. 


Announcements


  • All members must stay with the corps until dismissal 
  • Luggage
    • Members will place their luggage in designated bays underneath busses depending on their destination
    • Parents are allowed to pick up their luggage at Ball State prior to departure if they wish
    • Luggage will not be available to be picked up until after the corps relocates to the Auxiliary Lot by Lucas Oil 
  • Drumline Battle
    • The Colts and Colt Cadets will be competing in this year's Drumline Battle! 
    • All events will be held on Georgia Street in Indianapolis beginning at 12:30 pm
    • We need all the support we can muster! Please come and support us live and by voting online!
    • For more info, check out http://www.drumlinebattle.com/
  • Wrap-Up
    • The Corps will have our final meeting in Military Park, Corner of W. New York St. and N West Street
    • We strongly encourage family and friends to attend at 2:45 PM
    • All corps personnel and belongings must be out of the park by 5:00 PM
    • If the wrap up goes past 4:45, we will finish the wrap up at the Auxiliary Lot
  • Dismissal
    • Once the corps director dismisses the corps for the season, members are free to leave with their families
    • Those going to the airport or traveling with the corps vehicles back to Dubuque will stay for Finals
      • Load Busses @ 11:30 PM in Auxillary Lot
      • Depart at 12:00 AM 


Today's Schedule


  7:00 AM - Wake/Eat/Pack Sack Lunch
  7:30 AM - Begin Equipment Check-In/Cleaning 
  8:30 AM - Dubuque/EnRoute Luggage by CC bus 959
  9:45 AM - Crews Begin
10:25 AM - OTB
10:30 AM - Depart for Indianapolis
12:00 PM - Arrive @ Georgia Street
12:30 PM - Drumline Battle Begins
  2:00 PM - Battle Ends, Walk to Military Park
  2:20 PM - Reload Equipment
  2:45 PM - Wrap Up Begins
  4:45 PM - Move to Aux Lot
  5:00 PM - Luggage Available for Stadium Pickup
  7:00 PM - Finals Begin
11:30 PM - Return to Busses
12:00 AM - Depart for Dubuque

RETURN ROUTE:


Stop 1 – I-74 exit 204, Oakwood Travel Plaza, 
502 Oakwood Road, Oakwood, IL – arrive 
around 12:30 am CENTRAL Time

Stop 2 – I-74 exit 102, Morton Travel Center, 
1801 N Morton Avenue, Morton, IL – arrive 2:45 
am 

Stop 3 – I-80 exit 292, Flying J Travel Center, 
8200 NW Boulevard, Davenport, IA (approx 7 
hours after departure) – 5:00 am 

Destination – Roosevelt Middle School 
Dubuque, (approx 8.5 hours after departure) –
7:15 am 

Forecast

Sun and clouds mixed with a slight chance of thunderstorms during the afternoon. High 83F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

What's Cookin' ?


Breakfast:           Pancakes
                         Sausage
                         Must Go Extravaganza 

Lunch:                Sack Lunches
                             Ham, Turkey or Cheese Sandwich
                             Chips
                             Fresh Fruit
                             Snacks

Dinner:               NA

Snack:                NA


Cooks


Lisa Carson
Ed Eberling
Alf
Cathy Roberts 
Dianne Higgins



Friday, August 08, 2014

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Day 79 - Drum Corps International Semi-Finals

DCI Semi-Finals: Indianapolis, IN


Current Housing: John E. Worthen Arena, Ball State University, 2000 W University Ave, Muncie, IN
Show: Lucas Oil Stadium - Prelims, 500 S. Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Tomorrow Housing: John E. Worthen Arena, Ball State University, 2000 W University Ave, Muncie, IN

On every level; from the bottom to the very top of Lucas Oil, fans were standing on their feet, cheering as the Scarecrow skipped down the yellow brick road. After last night's performance, the corps is ready to give every ounce of themselves to today's rehearsal and performance. More than 100 "tweets" were posted on the cooktruck this morning; all of them from last night. The corps has seen immense support on social media... giving the members a chance to see that their performance is having an effect on people is just another way of fueling this final drive to the end. 

Announcements

  • Don't miss today's run through at 11:20 AM at the Rehearsal Fields
  • The 2014 Age Out and Volunteer of the Year Ceremony will be held today at Lucas Oil Stadium
    • 10:00 PM

Today's Schedule


  6:30 AM - Wake
  7:30 AM - Bus to Field
  7:45 AM - Stretch
  8:00 AM - Warm Up
  9:30 AM - Ensemble
11:20 AM - Run
12:00 PM - Bus to Housing
12:15 PM - EPL
  1:45 PM - Depart
  3:30 PM - Warm Up
  5:15 PM - Load for Stadium
  5:30 PM - Gate
  5:49 PM - Perform
  6:05 PM - Full Corps Gather to Await Scores
  6:45 PM - Pizza
  8:15 PM - Watch Corps
10:00 PM - Age Out / Volunteer of the Year Ceremony
11:10 PM - Return to Buses
11:30 PM - Depart
  1:00 AM - Snack
  1:30 AM - Bed

Forecast

Cloudy. High 78F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph.

What's Cookin' ?


TBA

Cooks


Lisa Carson
Ed Eberling
Alf
Cathy Roberts 
Dianne Higgins 

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Day 78 - Drum Corps International Prelims

DCI Prelims: Indianapolis, IN 


Current Housing: John E. Worthen Arena, Ball State University, 2000 W University Ave, Muncie, IN
Show: Lucas Oil Stadium - Prelims, 500 S. Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Tomorrow Housing: John E. Worthen Arena, Ball State University, 2000 W University Ave, Muncie, IN


**- TONIGHT ONLY-**

Can't make it to DCI Prelims? No problem! DCI will be broadcasting live in a theater near you for tonight only! The Colts are second in the Live Broadcast Line Up, so be sure to get there early! 

More information on nearby theaters and about tonights show can be seen here. 
http://www.fathomevents.com/event/dci-big-loud-and-live-11/more-info/theater-locations

Live in Iowa? Here is a map of all nearby theaters showing tonight's BIG, LOUD, and LIVE event! 


Announcements

  • All warm ups are to be held in Military Park. These are open to the public. 
    • Military Park, Corner of W. New York St. and N West Street
    • Following warm up, the corps members and staff will bus to Lucas Oil Stadium
  • Post-show hats, wrap up, and section meetings will be in the South Parking Lot of Lucas Oil
    • Corps Photographs will be taken by Jolesch Photography and can be ordered at their booth in the South Parking Lot
  • The cooks and members would like to personally thank all those that have donated to the cooktruck over the last few days. If you would still like to make a donation, we would graciously accept
    • Fresh Fruit
    • Milk
    • Bread

Today's Schedule


  7:00 AM - Wake/Eat
  8:00 AM - Bus to Field 
  8:15 AM - Stretch
  8:30 AM - Visual
  9:15 AM - Sectionals
10:15 AM - Ensemble
12:20 PM - Full Run
12:45 PM - Bus to Housing
  1:00 PM - EPL 
  2:30 PM - Depart 
  4:30 PM -Warm Up
  6:37 PM - Gate
  6:57 PM - PERFORM
  7:50 PM - Pit Load Truck
  8:15 PM - Cooks Depart for Ball State
  9:00 PM - Corps Depart 
10:30 PM - Snack
11:30 PM - Lights Out 

Forecast


Considerable clouds this morning. Some decrease in clouds later in the day. 
High around 80F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

What's Cookin' ?


Breakfast:           Biscuits n' Gravy
                          Fruit
                          Grits n Cheese

Lunch:                Lemon Chicken
                          Veggies
                          Pasta

Dinner:                Sack Lunch

Snack:                 Baked Beans n Wieners
                           Brownies 

Cooks


Lisa Carson
Ed Eberling
Alf
Cathy Roberts
Dianne Higgins