Friday, July 14
7 PM @ Dalzell Field, Dubuque Senior High School

The Colts Youth Organization welcomes hundreds of incredibly talented performers and thousands of eager fans to Music On The March on Friday, July 14, 2017. Dubuque’s Summer Tradition features eight of the world’s top drum and bugle corps including the hosts, Colts and Colt Cadets, as well as the six-time Drum Corps International World Champion Santa Clara Vanguard from Santa Clara, California.

The Colt Cadets are celebrating their 50th season in 2017. The Colts organization was founded in 1963, and in 1967 they added a second group of younger students called the “B” corps. While the Colts attract the very best students from all over the United States, the Colt Cadets recruit primarily in the tri-state area and throughout eastern Iowa. Following Music On The March, the Colt Cadets will perform at an alumni picnic in Eagle Point Park on Saturday, July 15.

The Colts are in session full time Memorial Day through the second weekend of August. The students travel on chartered motor coaches and sleep on gym floors as they prepare for intense rehearsals that average over eight hours a day. The group performs in Kansas City, Boston, Orlando, Miami, San Antonio, Atlanta, and Allentown, PA, along with over 20 other competitions, culminating with the Drum Corps International World Championships at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on August 10-12, 2017.

The Colts organization is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization with an operating budget of over $1,300,000 a year, generated from contributions, grants, member fees, performances, sponsored shows, the Colts Booster Club’s annual car wash, and other miscellaneous sources.

For Music On The March tickets, and much more information about the Colts, visit

Editor’s note: This article was supplied by the Colts Organization and edited by Julien’s Journal.


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