Wednesday, May 03, 2017

April Camp a Success

It was great seeing the full corps at camp last weekend.  Was a full house at Hempstead High School with the brass, percussion and color guard sections - plus the Colt Cadets battery.  Definitely is a reminder summer tour isn't far off.

Thanks to all of the volunteers who prepared and served food to the students and who worked on uniforms.  You all did a fantastic job.

Jason is very busy working on our housing for the summer and has been able to finalize some locations.  I've posted an updated 2017 Cook's Calendar under Important Links on the right.

Specific added housing is:
  • added additional day in Allentown on 7/1;
  • additional day in Lynn on 7/5;
  • probably in DC on 7/6;
  • additional day in Orlando on 7/9;
  • Ardmore, OK on 7/19;
  • additional day in Little Rock on 7/25;
  • returning to Hazle Township/Hazleton Area High School on 8/3 - 8/5.
Contact me with any questions and/or when you're able to help us feed your child.

A HUGE thank you to everyone at Hempstead for providing the location for camp!

Friday, April 07, 2017

It Isn't Long Now

It's hard to believe in only eight weeks the corps will be finishing their first week of spring training - also know as cornfield to some old timers.

We need to hear from parents, family, friends and alums if you are able to volunteer on the cooktruck and/or drive a van during tour.  An updated 2017 Cook's Calendar is available on the right under Important Links.

Email me at with your dates or if you have any questions.  The kids, instructional staff and admin staff thank you for volunteering!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

March Brass Camp

Camp is going very well this weekend.  Thanks to the Maquoketa school district for allowing us to use their facilities.

The link for the 2017 Cook's Calendar (on the right under Important Links) is now working.  The most recent version is available.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

February Brass Weekend

The information for the February Brass Rehearsal and Audition weekend, February 17 - 19, is posted on the Colts web site at

Also, check out the updated 2017 Cook's Calendar under Important Links on the right.

Monday, January 16, 2017

2017 Cook's Calendar

With Jason's great assistance, I was able to post the 2017 tour schedule showing the current volunteers for the cooktruck.  Take a look and see when you might be able to help.  If you find some dates, or have any questions, contact me at

Thanks for considering when you can help!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Great camp this weekend

Camp in Dubuque went well this weekend - in spite of the impending ice and freezing rain storm.  Had great attendance and the staff did a superb job providing instruction and guidance to the kids.  Enjoyed the performance by the percussion and brass sections during the ensemble.

A HUGE thank you to everybody that contributed to the weekend: working in the "kitchen", "sewing" souvenir flags, registration of attendees, work at the warehouse, and everything else to make the camp such a success.

Next camp is February 17 - 19.