Colts Announce 2010 Audition Camps/Dates

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Colts are pleased to announce satellite auditions are confirmed in Kentucky, Arkansas,Oklahoma and two in Missouri. These auditions create a convenient and more comfortable way for prospective members and their parents to learn about the Colts and whether they are ready for a world class drum corps. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend, but it is not required in order to audition.

November 7
Marionville Middle School
200 W. O’Dell
Marionville, MO 65705

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
9:00 AM Registration begins
10:00 AM Introduction meeting
Auditions follow meeting, until 5:00 PM
(Lunch will be available for purchase from the band boosters)

November 14
Doss High School
7601 St. Andrews Church Rd.
Louisville, KY 40214

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
9:00 AM Registration begins
10:00 AM Introduction meeting
Auditions follow meeting, until 5:00 PM

November 21
Siloam Springs High School
1500 W. Jefferson
Siloam Springs, AR 72761

1:30 PM – 9:00 PM
1:30 PM Registration begins
2:30 PM Introduction meeting
Auditions follow meeting, until 9:00 PM

December 5
Truman State University
100 E. Normal
Ophelia Parrish Music Building
Kirksville, MO 63501

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
12:00 PM Registration begins
1:00 PM Introduction meeting
Auditions follow meeting, until 5:00 PM

December 12
Thoreau Demonstration Academy
7370 E. 71st St.
Tulsa, OK 74133

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
10:00 AM Registration begins
11:00 AM Introduction meeting
Auditions follow meeting, until 5:00 PM

Additional satellite auditions are being confirmed in Texas, Ohio, Georgia and Kansas. Details will be posted soon. Check back often for more information!

We would like to thank all school administrators, band directors, staff, teachers and parents who have offered to serve as a host or volunteer for these satellite auditions! Also, a big thanks to our staff who have taken the time to help with auditions!

Parents will have the opportunity for questions and answers about drum corps in general, and specifically about the Colts organization. Colts management will be on hand to help with information, as a Colts staff member covers auditions.

Parents may also learn more about the Colts from veteran parents at the Colts Virtual Cooktruck.

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Satellite auditions are different from "regular" camp auditions that are held in Dubuque, IA, and serve as a convenient way to find out about the Colts program and see if you are ready to earn a position.

Camps in Dubuque run Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, and members stay overnight in the host school. The weekend culminates with a full corps performance on Sunday afternoon.

A full weekend camp consists of member and parent meetings, one-on-one auditions, group auditions, small and large group ensemble rehearsals, ensemble and individual movement sessions, and seven corps-cooked meals that are provided by parent volunteers.

Many volunteer parent projects take place as well, where new and veteran Colts parents get together and work on projects that help us get on the road in the summer.

It it truly a very exciting weekend for all who participate! Watching hundreds of young people come together from different walks of life and be able to put together a performance for their parents and friends is magical to say the least.

Satellite auditions are one day only and will consist of individual playing and visual auditions. Come to the audition with a prepared piece that demonstrates your best playing abilities. Each brass participant will receive immediate feedback regardless of audition results.

A brass staff member will be on hand for personal auditions. Percussion and guard members are invited to attend to learn about the Colts and do a video audition. Video auditions are great because Colt representatives are on hand to answer your questions. If a large number of guard or percussion are attending at a particular site, an appropriate staff member will be available for auditions.

Each participant will be given the result of their audition immediately following the audition process. While it is possible an exceptional performer may be offered a membership position on site, most participants will be given things to work on and an invitation to attend a second and final recall audition in Dubuque.

After you have completed the audition process and have received your results and feedback, you are free to leave or speak to our on site administrator if you have further questions.

In order to reserve an audition spot simply email us at mike [at] colts [dot] org. Please include the following information in your email…First and last name, date of birth, email address, mailing address, cell or home phone number(s), the instrument that you wish to audition on (guard may enter the word "guard"), the audition date and location that you plan to attend. We will send you a confirmation and further information via email. It is VERY important that you include all of the above requested information in your email!

Please also let us know if you require a special time for your audition. You may attend just a portion of the audition day as well. If you have other obligations and can not make it until a later audition time, do not let that stop you from auditioning! Just let us know what your plans are and we will do our best to fit you in.


The fee for the satellite audition is $75, (cash, check made payable to the Colts, Visa or MasterCard), and will be collected at the audition. This fee will go towards the first weekend camp you attend in Dubuque, IA.

Your first rehearsal weekend is $125,($75 for returning members), and each additional rehearsal weekend is $50. This fee is collected at each camp, and does not apply towards summer fees. We provide five full meals and two snacks during the weekend camps, plus overnight accommodations in the school.

Anyone interested in joining the 2010 Colts should fill out their 2010 Online Application here and submit. Application

If you would like to receive our 2010 Membership Brochure click here and submit form. Information Request

Dubuque Audition Camps

The Colts will be hosting two full-weekend camps in Dubuque, IA. The first will be held on December 18 – 20. The second will be held on January 15 – 17. Send us your RSVP for Dubuque Auditions Camp. RSVP

Further Camp Dates

February 12 – 14 (Dubuque, IA)
March 5 – 7 (Dubuque, IA)
March 26 – 28 (Brass only at a site to be determined)
April 23 – 25 Camp and Spring Debut. (Performance to be held at 2:00 PM)
May 24 Pre-season Workshop. (Dubuque, IA)
May 28 Move-in. (Dubuque, IA)
May 31 Memorial Day Camp. Parade and Summer Debut. (Dubuque, IA)

For any addition information feel free to call us at 563-582-4872.

Good luck to all who wish to audition for the 2010 Colts!

Posted by on Thursday, October 29th, 2009. Filed under DCI World.