Friday, November 28, 2008

2009 Starts Now

Actually, here at the Virtual Cooktruck, 2009 starts Sunday morning. We kind of consider Saturday night to be our New Year's Eve and Sunday to be New Year's Day for the VCT staff, family, and friends. Are you ready?

Bill's put together the 2009 cook calendar, using the tentative (emphasize TENTATIVE) schedule for next season. (You can see the entire DCI summer lineup by going over to, so we don't think we're giving away any secrets.)

Just click on the Cook Calendar 2009 link in the right sidebar (right there where it says "Links" or something like that) and you can download the calendar to your computer.

Sign up early! I'm sure Bill will have copies with him at the banquet Saturday night and is ready to take requests.

The Virtual Cooktruck Crew

Friday, November 21, 2008

Colts Announce Caption Heads

Colts Announce Caption Heads
November 20, 2008
Colts Staff
The 2009 Colts staff will include familiar and experienced people. Most are returning members of last year's team along with two additions in the percussion staff.

Chad Huel and Sarah Whitlock will head the brass program. James G. Hudson will return to the Colts team as well, serving as music and full-ensemble consultant.

Max Mullinix, who is returning for his second year at the helm, will head percussion. Mike Thomas will serve as assistant percussion caption head. Mark Hunter and Tom Tucker will consult on the percussion program.

Carla Burgess-Tomsa returns as color guard caption head for her seventh year.

Bob Smith will take on the role of visual caption head, bringing with him tremendous experience and success in his long career. He will be bringing to his visual program experienced and successful visual teachers, including both returning members of the staff, and adding a few new faces as well.

The full roster of the Colts instructional team will be announced in the next week.

The first rehearsal and audition for the 2009 Colts is December 19-21, in Dubuque.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Dubuque in Holland

You won't believe this,  
on our TV news they show a report of the buzz involving the elections all over the U.S. And guess what .... of all places they payed a visit to Dubuque Iowa. Beautiful fall pictures, the bridge, the mississippi, the boat, downtown, the hilly part of Dubuque, going door to door ..... argh!! Wish I could be there. Funny how things turn out.
So now it is official Dubuque is known to the world. A pitty they didn't show the best part.
Colts Drum & Bugle Corps. 
Wait ... I see something in the background, a blury silhouet ... it cant be ....
it must be a "FANTHOM" !!
Go red team