Saturday, January 27, 2007

New gallery!

More pictures from January camp -- these by Rod R. Click here to go to the gallery, or you can always access it from the link at right.

Enjoy, and thanks Rod! Glad you escaped the chores at the Colts Center and got to take some fantastic pictures!

The Staff

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Revised cook calendar available

A new 2007 Cook Calendar is available by clicking here or the link in the LINKS section at right.

Some great cooks have been added to the list, but we still have plenty of space for more! Please contact Bill at colts.cooks@comcast.net to reserve your spot on tour.

We really need everyone's help this year to cover a challenging tour schedule. Please sign up, even if you can only help for a day of two. Every helping hand counts when you're feeding the Colts!

Thanks.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Ibe in the news

Here's a picture of Ibe Sodawalla at Band Fest in Pasadena, Calif., -- part of the Tournament of Roses celebration -- with a band from Wisconsin. Ibe was the arranger for the band's field show. Ibe got a nice mention in the Green Bay Press-Gazette coverage of the band's trip.

The photo is from the Press-Gazette. Here's the original caption from the newspaper's slideshow of the band trip: Band director Tom Busch and music arranger Ibe Sodawalla watch as the band practices in preparation for Band Fest and the Rose Bowl Parade. Photo by Jennifer Koss, Pulaski High School teacher/yearbook adviser

Go Ibe!

(Thanks to Chris Tanner for pointing out the article and photo and suggesting we link to it from the cooktruck. If you know of someone in the Colts family [even you] who has been featured in the news, please point it out to us and we'll link to the story if it's possible.)

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Full ensemble

A brief note from the Colts' January camp and a slideshow are also up at dci.org today.

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Photo by David S.
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Monday, January 15, 2007

Take my picture

A gallery of photos from January camp are up. Click on the link in the right sidebar to see them.

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Photo by David S.
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Sunday, January 14, 2007

Weather-shortened camp

Camp was dismissed at 10 a.m. today to allow everyone to get on the road and at least a good way toward home before dark. Hope travel went smoothly for everyone. Leave a comment and let everyone know how your trip went, if you'd like.

Thanks to everyone who helped over the weekend. Much good work, by members and volunteers, was packed into a short time. A highlight for me was ensemble on Saturday night. Incredible music and musicians.

Here's the weekend schedule and menu. Pictures will follow later this week.

January Camp Schedule

Friday

7:30 Check in
9 Full corps meeting in gym
9:30 Sectionals
9:45 Parents meeting in wood shop
11:30 Snack
12:30 Lights out

Saturday

8 Wake/eat, full staff meeting
9 Brass/percussion stretch in main gym
9:30 Guard leave for Fulton Elementary rehearsal; brass rehearsal lower gym; snares/cymbal marching in main gym; bass/tenors in music wing; pit in cafeteria
12:30 Lunch – brass and pit
12:45 Lunch – percussion; guard lunch at Fulton
1:30 Individual brass auditions; trumpets/mellos marching in gym; baritones/contra in multipurpose room; percussion in music wing; pit in cafeteria
2 Board meeting at Colts Center
3:30 Individual brass auditions; baritones/contras marching in gym; trumpets/mello lower gym
5:30 Dinner; guard leave Fulton
5:45 Guard dinner; staff meeting
6:30 Full corps meeting in main gym
7 Guard departs for rehearsal; individual auditions; percussion sectionals in music wing; brass main gym
9:30 Ensemble
10:45 Guard leave Fulton for Washington school
11:15 Snack
12:15 Lights out – men in main gym; ladies in lower gym

Sunday

8 Wake/eat
9 Meeting in main gym
9:15 Clean/pack/load
10 Dismissed

January camp menu

Friday snack
Chicken nuggets
Chips

Saturday breakfast
French toast
Bacon
Cereal

Saturday lunch
Brats or hot dogs
Pasta salad
Baked beans
Tropical fruit

Saturday dinner
Fish sandwiches
Scalloped potato
Green beans
Brownies

Saturday snack
Tacos
Mustgoes
Jell-o

Sunday breakfast
Egg wraps
Cinnamon rolls
Cereal

Friday, January 12, 2007

Camp is on

Hi,
Camp is on (see the notice from colts.org below), and we made it to Dubuque. (Thanks to the Super 8 for the internet access....) See the note from the Colts staff on what to do if the weather changes your travel plans at the last minute.
See you at Washington Middle School.
David


Camp Is On As Scheduled
January 12, 2007
Colts Staff
This weekend's audition camp to be held at Washington Middle School in Dubuque will continue as scheduled. Some areas of the country south and west of Dubuque are facing a winter storm that is making travel difficult. However, many camp attendees are not as affected by the storm so we plan to proceed for those who can make it to Dubuque.

If you are traveling in an area where travel is difficult, and you do not feel safe traveling, please make the safest decision for you and your traveling party. If you were sceduled to be at camp and will not be attending for any reason, you must call the office with your change of plans to maintain your status in the 2007 Colts.

Jeff MacFarlane will be organizing the check in of camp attendees. If you were planning to DRIVE to Dubuque, and you will not be able to make it, call Jeff on his cell phone: 563.599.8553. If you are traveling to Dubuque by AIR, and your flight times change, call Vicki on her cell phone: 563.564.9016 once you have a confirmed arrival time at your destination airport.

Travel safe! We look forward to seeing many of you in Dubuque tonight.

Camp today!

Volunteers should make sure they read colts.org to see the range of projects on the agenda for the weekend. Sounds like some major shifting going on at the Colts Center. And there'll be lots of kids to cook for and sewing to be done.

Also, Vicki says to watch the weather carefully in your area and plan accordingly. Remember to communicate any last-minute changes in your weekend plans to colts@colts.org

See you this weekend. The Virtual Cooktruck Crew.

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Photo by David S.
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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Camp is at Washington Middle School

The location for January camp has been posted at colts.org. It's Washington Middle School. (The easy to find one, not the hard to find one.)

Remember to check there not here before leaving for camp on Friday for last minute changes or instructions.

Volunteers

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Photo by David S.
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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

E-mail from England

Instead of a picture today, we bring you an e-mail from our favorite English age-out of last year:

Hey David, just wanted to say how awesome we look this year- of course I say 'we' in the loose sense as I am now classed as practically old aged!!! I forgot just how much I miss everyone until I saw all the camp pictures just now. Could you tell everyone just how much I miss them and that I love them all. Tell them to keep up the hard work as summer is over soon enough but totally worth the energy! I'm hoping to get out sometime in the summer to see the show. Well, i'll have to keep it short and sweet as I'm at work but please keep in touch.
Hope to see you soon,
Love Charlotte- the english chick x

Monday, January 08, 2007

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Stuff

There's a link to the cook's calendar in the 'Links' area in the right sidebar. I'll try to keep the latest version linked to that so you get the most current one when you click on it. I'll try to say something when we've posted an updated calendar, but I know already that won't happen. Just know that you're getting the latest version if you click on the link.

And I posted a picture tonight. I'm going to try to be better about that this week, but with the way things have been going, who knows? I find it very odd that I've learned most of what I know about working with/on the internet and blogs from running the Virtual Cooktruck for three years, and now I'm doing more and more of that at my real job, which means I have less time to do this. Hmmmmmm.

David

Brass

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Photo by David S.
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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Cook calendar pdf

Click here to have a pdf copy of the summer cooks' calendar downloaded to your desktop. We're trying to get it formatted so you can view it online, but for now, download and pick your week!
Thanks,
Cooktruck/Volunteer staff

Drummers

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Photo by David S.
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