Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Yes, that's blood

photoThese guys really do leave their blood, sweat, and tears on the field.

Photo by David S.
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Sunday, October 22, 2006

2007 percussion arranger announced

Jeff Queen? Cool!

Click on this post's title to go to the announcement at colts.org.

Oh, and have you RSVPed for December camp yet? Sent back your order for banquet tickets? Invited somebody to come to tryout camp with you? Get busy!

The Virtual Cooktruck Staff

Monday, October 16, 2006

Colts picture featured on DCI.org

Click the link above to see a cool picture of the Colts from Madison, WI, courtesy of DCI.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Colt in dci.org feature

Jennifer Cooper, a member of the Colts 2006 color guard, is pictured in the Forzato feature at dci.org. Click on the title of this post to go directly there.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

LeAnn wants to hear from you!!!

Scooter has heard from LeAnn, and he asked me to pass along the following.

This is the mailing address for LeAnn who is currently one month into her basic training for the Marines. She asked me to put up her mailing address on the cooktruck so that anyone can send her a letter.

It is very important that you copy this address exactly on your envelope in order for her to receive it. Also, it is extremely important that you send ONLY A LETTER. It is the military, and they take that kind of thing very seriously (she asked me to stress that). No pictures, no care packages, just a letter!

She is doing very well and was put into a leadership postition. Send her a letter; I am sure it would mean alot.

Rct. Splitter, LeAnn R.
PLT 4038 4BN NCO
Box 14038
Parris Island, SC 29905-4038

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Colts abroad

Got this from Olaf today by email. Had to share.

At the moment Harrison Rowland is staying with me after his marching with “Pips” corps (37th Kingswood) for 6 weeks in England

(His family originate from the Netherlands)

Coincidence doesn’t exists but after 16 years a 2nd banquet was organized for Drum corps members who marched in DCI corps.

It was organized by the “Dutch in DCI” foundation ( http://www.dutchindci.com/ ). Founded last year to support people who want to march in DCI.

One of their goals is to hand out scholarships to support members who are going to march in a DCI corps.

Looking at the list of people who have marched so far makes me realize that I officially getting old.

As a Dutchie I was the 12th person to march in the U.S. way back in 1988, by now 123 people marched in a DCI corps.

Fun part of the whole ordeal was to learn that so far 10 people marched Colts and 5 of them were present that night.


In the front from left to right:

Paul (‘88), Trinette (’86), Marco (’00) and Selcuk (’96)

in the back just fitting in the picture me Olaf “Alf” (’88 & still cooking ’04, ’05, …)

A Colt family reunited from through the years brings back many stories and great memories.

Being still involved even if it was this year only virtual I could tell them together with Harisson the latest stories and developments with Colts.

The recognizing of people who are Colts legends and are still with the Colts whom we almost all knew became a nice “game”

Greg (who doesn’t know him), Beth Wilson (maybe even longer than Greg), Kent, Bob, Frank, Marry, Vicki …. etc.

During the evening we were privileged to watch the Quarter finals DCI 2006 Theatre show.

Of course cheered by the curious “family” for the 2006 Colts show.

A great night with the intention of making this a yearly event to raise money for future Dutch in DCI members.

Dutch in “Colts”

Trinette Trotta-Norden 1986 Colts Mellophone

Frank Ranzijn 1988 Horn line instructor

Paul Doop 1988 Pit writer / instructor

Olaf Nahon 1988 Colts Baritone

Marcel Dekker 1988 Colts Soprano

Andy van Waveren 1988 & 1989 Colts Baritone

Bart Parlevliet 1989 Colts Baritone

Marcel Mos 1989 & 1990 Colts Baritone

Selcuk Erhan 1996 Colts Baritone

Edward van Gent 1996 Colts Snare

Marco van Asch 2000 Colts Baritone

Stijn Braun 2001 Colts Soprano

Hi to everyone

Olaf “Alf” Nahon


Photo by David S.
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