Colt Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps

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Colt Cadets
Drum and Bugle Corps
Colts logo.png
LocationDubuque, Iowa
DivisionOpen Class
Executive DirectorAndrew Eaton

The Colt Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps is an Open Class competitive junior drum and bugle corps. Based in Dubuque, Iowa, the corps is a member of Drum Corps International and is the feeder corps for the World Class (formerly Division I) Colts Drum and Bugle Corps.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

In the Fall of 1966, the Colts, then known as the Legionnaires formed a cadet "feeder" corps named the Legionnaires B Drum and Bugle Corps. Sonia Hickson was the first director of the Cadets, and she was assisted by members of the "A" corps. In 1969, the Legionnaires changed their name to the Colt .45, and the Legionnaires B became the Colt .45 Cadets. When the Colts dropped the .45 in 1976, the feeder corps took its present name of the Colt Cadets, although they were frequently referred to as the Colts, Too. Although the "A" corps had become a field competition corps the year before the "B" corps was founded, the Cadets performed only in parades and stand-still exhibitions for many years. During the 1980s the Colt Cadets also went on to the competition, entering shows in the Cadet Corps International, Illinois-All American Drum Corps Association, and Drum Corps Midwest circuits. The Cadets attended their first Drum Corps International (DCI) World Championships at Kansas City in 1988. In 2010–15 the Colt Cadets were finalists in the DCI Open Class World Championships in Michigan City, Indiana.[2][3]

Sponsorship[edit | edit source]

The Colt Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps is sponsored by the Colts Youth Organization, a 501(c)(3) musical organization that has a Board of Directors, corps director, and staff assigned to carry out the organization's mission. The Executive Director is Jeff MacFarlane. [4][5] The Colts Youth Organization also sponsors the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps;[6] Vocal Fusion, a singing group for students in grades 3 through 8;[7] PanrhythmiX and Pandemonium, steel drum performance groups for elementary and middle school students;[8] and the Colts Summer Band for students in grades 4 through 8.[9]

Show summary (1988–2022)[edit | edit source]


Gold background indicates DCI Championship; pale blue background indicates DCI Class Finalist; pale green background indicates DCI semifinalist.

Year Theme Repertoire Score Placement
1988 Repertoire unavailable 37.500 24th Class A60
1989 Repertoire unavailable 38.900 23rd Class A60
1990–1991 Repertoire unavailable Did not attend
1992 Repertoire unavailable 48.600 24th Div.III
1993–1994 Repertoire unavailable Did not attend
1995 Simple Songs
from Your Childhood
Simple Gifts by Joseph Brackett / I'm a Little Teapot by George Harold Sanders and Clarence Z. Kelley /
A-Tisket-a-Tasket (Traditional) / Chopsticks by Euphemia Allen /
Pentatonic Nightmare (Unknown) / Brahms' Lullaby by Johannes Brahms
Did not attend
1996 Americana
Shall We Gather at the River? by Robert Lowrey / Yankee Doodle (Traditional) /
Suite of Old American Songs by Aaron Copland
Did not attend
1997 Willy Wonka and
the Chocolate Factory
Golden Ticket, Oompa Loompa, Wondrous Boat Ride, I Want It Now, Pure Imagination, and Candy Man
All from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Did not attend
1998 Bon Voyage (from Anything Goes) by Cole Porter / Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) (Traditional) /
Limbo Rock by Kal Mann and Billy Strange / Island in the Sun by Harry Belafonte and Irving Burgie /
Jamaica Farewell by Lord Burgess (Irving Burgie) / Hot, Hot, Hot by Arrow (Alphonsus Celestine Edmund Cassell)
Did not attend
1999 Hooked On The
Weather Channel
Here Comes the Sun by George Harrison /
Let The Sunshine In (from Hair) by Galt MacDermot, James Rado, and Gerome Ragni /
Let it Snow by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn / Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head by Hal David and Burt Bacharach /
Singin' in the Rain by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed /
Stormy Weather Medley by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler / Blue Skies by Irving Berlin /
You are My Sunshine © by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell (probably written by Oliver Hood)
Did not attend
2000 Trapped in the
Time Machine
2001: A Space Odyssey by Richard Strauss / The Loco-Motion by Gerry Goffin and Carole King /
Bicycle Built for Two by Harry Dacre / Pedestrian's Folly (Unknown) /
Cruisin' by Smokey Robinson / Magic Carpet Ride by John Kay and Rushton Moreve
Did not attend
2001 A Sailor's Life For Me (Traditional) / Tame the Savage Sea by Elliot del Borgo / The Pirate's Tale (Uncertain) /
Russian Sailor's Dance (from The Red Poppy) by Reinhold Glière /
Anchors Aweigh by Charles A. Zimmerman and Alfred Hart Miles
Did not attend
2002 Make His Praise Glorious by Bill and Robin Wolaver / A Mighty Fortress by Martin Luther /
I'll Give You Peace by Dawn Yarbrough Thomas and Tom Yarborough /
Away in the Darkness by Scott Stulir / Amen by Bob Kauflin / Reprise by Ted Reicher
Did not attend
2003 OzFest Over the Rainbow (from The Wizard of Oz) by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg /
I'm a Mean Ole Lion, Slide Some Oil to Me, Ease on Down the Road & If You Believe (from The Wiz) by Charlie Smalls
Did not attend
2004 Snoop Dog Linus and Lucy (from A Charlie Brown Christmas) by Vince Guaraldi /
Snoopy's Song & Dime A Dozen (from Snoopy, the Musical) by Larry Grossman and Hal Hackady /
Snoopy vs. The Red Baron by Phil Gernhard and Dick Holler /
The World According to Snoopy & It's the Reprise, Charlie Brown (from Snoopy, the Musical)
by Larry Grossman and Hal Hackady
Did not attend
2005 Arcade! Insert Coin, The Puzzle, The Chase, The Triumph (Unknown) Did not attend
2006 Criminal Mischief Dragnet Theme (Danger Ahead and Dragnet March) by Miklós Rózsa and Walter Schumann /
Secret Agent Man by P. F. Sloan and Steve Barri / James Bond Theme by John Barry /
Call Me, Beep Me! (The Kim Possible Song) by Cory Lerios and George Gabriel /
Carmen Sandiego by Sean Altman and David Yazbek / Charlie's Angels Theme by Jack Elliott and Allyn Ferguson /
Live and Let Die by Paul and Linda McCartney
66.375 11th Div.II
2007 Sold Out! Carry on Wayward Son by Kerry Livgren / Point of Know Return by Phil Ehart, Robby Steinhardt, and Steve Walsh /
Lights by Dennis DeYoung and Tommy Shaw / Synchronicity I by Sting /
All The Small Things by Tom DeLonge / Ants Marching by Dave Matthews
Did not attend
2008 New American
America & American Tune by Paul Simon / Song for America by Kerry Livgren 76.125 19th Open Cl.
2009 Lullabye & Good
Theme (from Big Top Pee Wee) by Danny Elfman /
The Place Where Dreams Come True (from Field of Dreams) by James Horner /
Hall of the Mountain King (from Peer Gynt Suite #1) by Edvard Grieg
78.100 14th Open Cl.
2010 Sorcerer's Revenge Music of Andew Boysen, Jr / The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Paul Dukas /
Night on Bald Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky / For Good (from Wicked) by Stephen Schwartz
82.300 11th Open Cl.
2011 NOTORIOUS Overture (from Anne of the Indies) by Franz Waxman / Overture (from Mutiny on the Bounty) by Bronislau Kaper /
Billy the Kid by Aaron Copland / Finale (from The Godfather) & The Immigrant (from The Godfather II) by Nino Rota /
Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47 (mvt. 4 Allegro non troppo) by Dmitri Shostakovich
12th Open Cl.
37th World Cl.
2012 Alive! Escape From Chronopolis by Reber Clark / Theme (from Van Helsing) by Alan Silvestri /
Piano Sonata No. 8, Op. 13 by Ludwig van Beethoven / Theme from Psycho by Bernard Herrmann /
Facade (from Jekyll and Hyde) by Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse
12th Open Cl.
33rd World Cl.
2013 Red Habanera (from Carmen) by Georges Bizet / The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Dave Grusin /
Happy Ending (from The Red Pony Suite) by Aaron Copland / Red in the Air by Terry White and Brian Zeglis
10th Open Cl.
32nd World Cl.
2014 Crazed Overture (from Dancer In The Dark) by Björk / Equus by Eric Whitacre /
Crazy by Brian Burton and Thomas Callaway (Gnarles Barkley), Gian Franco Reverberi, and Gian Piero Reverberi /
Goin' Out of My Head by Teddy Randazzo and Bobby Weinstein / Love Crazed by Terry White & Brian Zeglis
10th Open Class
32nd World Class
2015 Fire & Ice The Inferno (from The Divine Comedy) by Robert W. Smith / Firebird Suite by Igor Stravinsky /
Cuban Fire! by Johnny Richards / Ice Dance by Danny Elfman / Russian Christmas Music by Alfred Reed
10th Open Class
35th World Class
2016 Journey Within Joy by Joseph Curiale / Symphony No. 9 in D minor by Anton Bruckner / Smile by Charlie Chaplin /
Ode to Joy from Symphony No 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven
15th Open Class
37th World Class
2017 The River's Edge Earth Dance by Michael Sweeney / Flight of the Piasa by Robert Sheldon /
Quad City Stomp by Michael Sweeney / Vitava (Die Moldau) by Bedrich Smetana
14th Open Class
36th World Class
2018 Moderne Un Bel Di by Giacomo Puccini / Symphony No. 7, 2nd Mvmt. by Ludwig van Beethoven /
Young and Beautiful by Lana Del Rey and Rick Nowels / Bad Romance by Stefani Germanotta (Lady Gaga) and Nadir Khayat /
The Hut of Baba Yaga & The Great Gates of Kiev by Modest Mussorgsky
62.800 13th Open Class
38th World Class
2019 Of a Feather Blackbird by John Lennon and Paul McCartney / Don't Stop Me Now by Freddie Mercury /
On Eagles Wings by Michael Joncas / The Raven by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson
11th Open Class
33rd World Class
2020 Season cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2021 Apart Together Afro American Symphony, 4th Mvmt. by William Grant Still /
Pray for Me by Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd) and Kendrick Lamar Duckworth /
At Last by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren / Coming Back Around by John Powell
2022 To The Stars 67.150


14th Open Class

35th World Class

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Corps". Drum Corps International. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  2. "Colts Drum & Bugle Corps, Dubuque, USA". Archived from the original on 2012-08-06. Retrieved 2012-05-07.
  3. "Colt Cadets". DCX: The Drum Corps Xperience. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  4. "Colts Drum & Bugle Corps, Dubuque, USA". Archived from the original on 2007-05-16. Retrieved 2012-04-27.
  5. "Colts Drum & Bugle Corps Staff". Archived from the original on 2003-02-05. Retrieved 2012-04-27.
  6. "Colts Drum & Bugle Corps, Dubuque, USA". Archived from the original on 2012-05-12. Retrieved 2012-05-09.
  7. "Colts Drum & Bugle Corps, Dubuque, USA". Archived from the original on 2012-08-06. Retrieved 2012-05-07.
  8. "Colts Drum & Bugle Corps, Dubuque, USA". Archived from the original on 2012-02-05. Retrieved 2012-05-07.
  9. "Colts Drum & Bugle Corps, Dubuque, USA". Archived from the original on 2012-08-06. Retrieved 2012-05-07.
  10. "Colt Cadets". DCX: The Drum Corps Xperience. Retrieved 5 March 2018.

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