Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Happy Holidays everyone!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all Colts. Hope you all had a wonderful and safe time.

The Ever-Expanding Virtual Cooktruck Staff

p.s. Did everyone get what they wanted for Christmas?

Friday, December 21, 2007

December camp galleries


Photo galleries are up from December camp. Thanks to Tami R. for making a facebook gallery to share her photos too.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

December camp schedule

Friday, Dec. 14

7:30 p.m. Unload equipment and food; registration
9 Full meeting in cafeteria; all members, parents, staff
9:30 Rehearsal; brass in cafeteria, guard in gym, percussion in room 165, 146 & 167, pit in hallway
10 Parents meeting in room 157
11:30 Snack; full staff meeting
12:30 Lights out; men in main gym and women in main gym on cafeteria side

Saturday, Dec. 15

8 a.m. Wake/eat
9 All stretch/run in main gym
9:45 Guard in front half of main gym, brass in cafeteria, percussion downstairs, pit in hallway, design meeting, buses depart for funeral
10:30 Mello/tuba/bari/euph in cafeteria, trumpet visual audition in gym, individual brass auditions begin; funeral at Sacred Heart Church, 2215 Windsor Ave.
12:30 p.m. Guard lunch
12:45 Brass/percussion lunch
1 p.m. Funeral lunch at Eagles Club
1:30 Guard in half of main gym
1:45 Trumpets/bari/euph in cafeteria, mello/tuba visual auditions in gym, percussion in music wing, front ensemble in hallway
3 Funeral attendees return
3:45 Bari/euph visual in gym; mello/tubas in brass rehearsals
5:45 Dinner
6:45 Full corps meeting in main gym, full staff meeting in band room
7:15 Guard in front half main gym, snares visual auditions in gym, tenors/bass/cymbals in music wing, brass in cafeteria, pit in hallway, individual auditions continue
8:45 Tenor/bass/cymb visual auditions
11 Snack
11:30 Full staff meeting
Midnight – Lights out

Sunday, Dec. 16

7:30 a.m. Wake/eat
8 Full staff meeting in band room
8:30 Brass/perc stretch in half of gym; guard stretch in half of gym
9:15 Guard in gym, brass in cafeteria, percussion in music wing, pit in hallway
11:15 Percussion lunch
11:30 Guard lunch
11:45 Brass lunch
12:15 p.m. Percussion in music wing
12:30 Guard in main gym
12:45 Brass in cafeteria
2 Performances
3:15 Meeting in main gym/clean/pack
4 p.m. Dismissed

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Remember B today

Today's the day Bianca is laid to rest. Please take time to share a thought for her and all your Colts family today.

Hold on to morning.

re: Comments

Remember that comments are moderated (we have to approve them before they show up on the site.) So your comment made during camp may not show up until we can get to the free wireless access at Panera. (Thanks, Panera.)

Be patient and they'll be there.

The Virtual Cooktruck Staff

Here's the meals you're missing

December camp menu

Friday snack

Hot dogs

Saturday breakfast
Egg bake

Saturday lunch
Pork or chicken sandwich
Au gratin potatoes
Peas and carrots

Saturday dinner
Garlic bread
Lettuce salad

Saturday snack
Chicken noodle or tomato soup
Deli sandwich

Sunday breakfast

Sunday lunch
Salisbury steak
Mashed potatoes and gravy
Green beans

Friday, December 14, 2007

Banquet and kickoff gallery posted


Check out the new 2008 Gallery selection in the right sidebar.

Camp today!

Please read the camp reminders over at colts.org. There's a new one today if you already read the one yesterday. And check over there right before you leave for last-minute changes and announcements. Don't check here. We'll be on the road starting about 2 p.m. so we won't have updates after that.

Travel safely. See you starting at 7:30 p.m. for check in.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

dci.org story

There's a nice story about Bianca and Erin over at dci.org.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Alumni chats

Ben over at www.coltsalumni.org has set up an online chat on that super-cool Colts alumni site. He's asked us to help spread the word so they get as many people as possible to join in the fun. He's setting up a regular chat for this (and every) Wednesday at 7 p.m.

(I'm thinking that's central time, so Katie and the other Colts in Japan and Dan the Brit and Becks in the U.K. will have to do the time conversion thing on their own. As will all the rest of you somewhere else in the world.)

Ben's doing a great job in thinking up ways to help bring the Red Team together. Make sure to visit his site and chat. Or just say hello.

B's field

Greg sent me this picture today. The guard members from Dubuque Senior spelled out Bianca's name in the snow over the weekend.

Bianca has completed her journey

See the post at colts.org. It's so incredibly sad that I just don't have anything else to add to what they've said over there.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Keep checking

I know most of you have been, but a reminder to keep checking colts.org (not here) for the latest updates on Bianca's condition. There's a new one this morning.

Friday, December 07, 2007

2008 volunteer calendar

Bill has put together a very preliminary volunteer calendar for tour 2008. If you click on the link in the right sidebar, you'll download a planner that has nothing on it yet. Yes, it's scary. That's a lot of empty space to fill up in just seven camps.

Volunteers should see Bill at check-in next Friday to start talking about tour for next summer. We had a ton of age-out members this year, and even though volunteers never age out, I'm sure we will have a lot of big shoes to fill next summer on tour. In the corps and in the cooktruck.

A word of warning, though. None of the dates and places on this very preliminary calendar are set in stone, so don't go making summer travel plans based on them yet. We'll let you know when the dates are nailed down. OK, you've been warned. Now, go talk to Bill or e-mail him at colts.cooks@comcast.net.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Upsetting news at colts.org

Two members of the Colts family were injured in a car accident Friday. Check colts.org for the latest details.