This one of part of the bari line is from Rod.
Monday, January 31, 2005
Saturday, January 29, 2005
Friday, January 28, 2005
A bonus photo for Friday afternoon. This one from a guest artist -- Rod Russeau. Rod is the proud dad of Alex and already has plans to be on tour as a volunteer this summer.
p.s. Rod has sent along a few other photos and they'll be featured next week.
Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Makes me proud just to know him.
Tuesday, January 25, 2005
Monday, January 24, 2005
Friday, January 21, 2005
was a blast. An Arctic blast, at times. But still a blast.
I think the Colts' version of 'Til There Was You is going to have more people in tears than Old Man River did last year.
This is an overall corps shot from Sunday afternoon's performance.
Thursday, January 20, 2005
All the great Colts stuff is for sale there -- hoodies, corps logo T-shirts, and some of the all-time favorites such as the "I Bring Nothing to the Table" shirt. And no crowds like in the junior high hallway after Sunday's performance.
I've been there. Registered. Now it's your turn.
Monday, January 17, 2005
I know, I know. It's January. It's Iowa. It's cold. It's redundant to say so.
(Hush, Bill. Not everyone is from Minnesota and thinks that minus-8 is balmy)
A cold camp but a good one. Some new faces and some familiar ones we hadn't seen yet for the 2005 season. Looks like there's going to be a solid lineup of vets and a crop of talented new rookies -- both in the corps and among the volunteers.
More to report later. And there'll be pictures. Later in the week. I hope. There was a lot going on this weekend and lots of hands to help which meant lots more time for me to take pictures -- which means lots more time to sort through and process the best ones once I get home!
For now, you'll have to make do with the menu for the weekend. But before that, thanks to all the great help in the kitchen and sewing flags this weekend. Not a whole lot could be done at the Colts Center because of the Saturday afternoon wedding reception, but the concession area got a real good cleaning and the building crew did some toward cleaning up the water leakage (carpet damage in part of the Colts office) and preventing it from happening again. I don't know what all got done with that because I wasn't down there very much. Oh yeah, prospective guard members got photographed and measured (I think we are up to 50 now that we've done), instruments got inventoried (and some of the new Yamahas went home with Colts), souvies got sorted and sold, and lots of other stuff got planned for future camps. Thanks to everyone who helped!
Colts January Camp 2005
Friday Night Snack
Green bean casserole
Jell-O with fruit
Spaghetti (yum, thanks Jody Glow! Warm, good and lots of it!)
Ice cream sundaes
Breakfast on a stick (Better than it was on tour last year. No, really)
Pork sandwich (butt chops)
Thanks to Jody for being a great head cook. And to Polly for such a well run, delicious-food-making operation.
To those of you who weren't there this weekend, PLEASE COME IN FEBRUARY. It's loads of fun and when we have as many good helpers as we had this month, there's time for everyone to take a few minutes and watch the corps members as they build what's looking like an incredible show for 2005. We had so much good help this weekend that even Polly got a few minutes to sit down and watch the color guard work out. And that can't happen without your help!
(stepping down off soapbox now)
Have a good month. We'll see you in February. I know I'll be there......
Friday, January 14, 2005
Wednesday, January 12, 2005
Thursday, January 06, 2005
Wednesday, January 05, 2005
Make sure you get listed as coming to camp to volunteer if you are. Your member can indicate that on the RSVP form (make sure they RSVP. It'll save $10 if they attended Dec. camp.) Maybe drop Bill a note at firstname.lastname@example.org so he can tally up who's coming to help in the kitchen. Or to help with other projects. Or to hang out with the rest of us cool people.
Here's the parent/volunteer info from the colts.org posting. Go there to read up on all the rest of the stuff.
Parents! Your son or daughter has a better chance of success with your support!
A parents meeting will be held Friday evening at 10:30 pm at the school. Bring all of your questions!
Parents are not required to attend the meeting or the weekend, but are strongly encouraged to do so. Parental support is what makes the Colts successful, and your help is needed to give the kids the incredible Colts experience we are known for. Also, this is the best way for you to find out all about our program, meet the other parents and get comfortable with what this is all about. You will find a very welcoming and exciting opportunity here.
Parents are welcome to bring a sleeping bag and sleep in a classroom at the school, or you can find hotel listings on the Dubuque Chamber of Commerce web page. As always, call us with any questions you may have.
We'll save you a spot on the floor for your bedroll.