Colt Cadets

Dubuque, IA United States
Founded: 1967

Active Junior
Open Class
1988 324 37.500 (Repertoire not available)  
1989 323 38.900 (Repertoire not available)  
1992 324 48.600 (Repertoire not available)  
1995 Simple Songs from Your Childhood - Simple Gifts * I'm a Little Teapot * Tisket-a-Tasket * Chopsticks * Pentatonic Nightmare * Brahms' Lullaby  
1996 Americana Celebration - Shall We Gather at the River * Yankee Doodle * Suite of Old American Songs  
1997 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - Golden Ticket (from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) * Oompa Loompa (from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) * Wondrous Boat Ride (from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) * I Want It Now (from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) * Pure Imagination (from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) * Candy Man (from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)  
1998 Bon Voyage (from Anything Goes) * Day-O (The Banana Boat Song) * Limbo Rock * Island in the Sun * Jamaica Farewell * Hot, Hot, Hot  
1999 Hooked On The Weather Channel - Here Comes the Sun * Let The Sunshine In (from Hair) * Let it Snow * Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head * Singin' in the Rain (from Singin' in the Rain) * Stormy Weather Medley * Blue Skies (from Alexander's Ragtime Band) * You are My Sunshine  
2000 Trapped in the Time Machine - 2001: A Space Odyssey * Loco-Motion * Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two) * Pedestrian's Folly * Cruisin' * Magic Carpet Ride  
2001 A Sailor's Life For Me * Tame the Savage Sea * The Pirate's Tale * Russian Sailor's Dance (from The Red Poppy) * Anchors Aweigh  
2002 Make His Praise Glorious * A Mighty Fortress * I'll Give You Peace * Away in the Darkness * Amen * Reprise  
2003 OzFest - Over the Rainbow (from The Wizard of Oz) * I'm a Mean Ole Lion (from The Wiz) * Slide Some Oil to Me (from The Wiz) * Ease on Down the Road (from The Wiz) * If You Believe (from The Wiz)  
2004 Snoop Dog - Linus and Lucy (from A Charlie Brown Christmas) * Snoopy's Song (from Snoopy, the Musical) * Dime A Dozen (from Snoopy, the Musical) * Snoopy vs. The Red Baron * The World According to Snoopy (from Snoopy, the Musical) * It's the Reprise, Charlie Brown (from Snoopy, the Musical)  
2005 Arcade! - Insert Coin * The Puzzle * The Chase * The Triumph  
2006 211 66.375 Criminal Mischief - Dragnet * Secret Agent Man * James Bond Theme * Call Me, Beep Me! (The Kim Possible Song) * Carmen Sandiego * Charlie's Angels Theme * Live and Let Die  
2007 Sold Out! - Carry on Wayward Son * Point of Know Return * Lights * Synchronicity I * All The Small Things * Ants Marching  
2008 219 76.125 New American Signatures - America * American Tune * Song for America  
2009 214 78.100 Lullabye & Good Nightmare - Theme (from Big Top Pee Wee) * The Place Where Dreams Come True (from Field of Dreams) * Hall of the Mountain King (from Peer Gynt Suite #1)  
2010 211 82.300 Sorcerer's Revenge - Music of Andew Boysen, Jr * The Sorcerer's Apprentice * Night on Bald Mountain * For Good from Wicked  
2011 37 54.300 NOTORIOUS - Overture (from Anne of the Indies) * Overture (from Mutiny on the Bounty) * Billy the Kid * Finale (from The Godfather) * The Immigrant (from The Godfather II) * Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47 (mvt. 4 Allegro non troppo)  
2012 33 57.950 Alive! - Escape From Chronopolis * Theme from Van Helsing * Piano Sonata No. 8, Op. 13, * Façade (from Jekyll and Hyde)  
2013 32 63.100 Red - La Habanera (from Carmen) * The Heart is a Lonely Hunter * Happy Ending (from The Red Pony) * Red in the Air  
2014 32 63.150 Crazed - Goin' Out Of My Head * Overture (from Dancer In The dark) * Equus * Crazy * LoveCrazed  
2015 35 57.150 Fire & Ice - The Inferno (from The Divine Comedy) * Firebird Suite * Cuban Fire * Ice Dance (from Edward Scissorhands) * Russian Christmas Music  
2016 37 57.650 Journey Within - Joy * Symphony No. 9 in D minor * Smile from 'Modern Times' * Ode to Joy from Symphony No 9  
2017 38 60.925 The River's Edge - Earth Dance * Flight of the Piasa * Quad City Stomp * Vltava (Die Moldau)  
2018 38 61.800 Moderne - Un Bel Di (from Madame Butterfly) * Symphony No. 7, 2nd Mvmt. * Young and Beautiful * Bad Romance * The Hut of Baba Yaga * The Great Gates of Kiev  
2019 33 64.425 Of a Feather - Blackbird * Don't Stop Me Now * On Eagles Wings * The Raven  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

The Colt Cadets is an Open Class junior field competition corps based in Dubuque, Iowa. They serve as the feeder corps to The Colts.

In the Fall of 1966, the Colts, then known as the Legionnaires formed the Legionnaires B Drum and Bugle Corps. Sonia Hickson was the first director of the Cadets, assisted by members of the "A" corps. When the Legionnaires changed their name to the Colt .45, and then dropped the .45 in 1976, the Legionnaires B became the Colt .45 Cadets and then the Colt Cadets, although they have sometime been called "Colts, Too."

Even though the Colts have been a field competition corps since the year before the Colts Cadets was founded, the younger corps performed only in parades and stand-still exhibitions for many years. During the 1980s the Colt Cadets began entering competitions, appearing at 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, but after going in 1988, '89, and '92, the corps did not return until 2006.

Under former director Vicki MacFarlane, the Colt Cadets grew in size and competence from a "cute little kiddy corps" to a legitimate Open Class organization. While attending DCI for ten straight years through 2017, the Colt Cadets were finalists in the DCI Open Class World Championships in Michigan City, Indiana in 2010–15.

[A History of Drum & Bugle Corps, 2002; Drum Corps World, 6/6/03, p.6; Drum Corps International; Colts Youth Organization]

Members (6)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Belanger, Carrie Color Guard 1999 to 2003
Crocker, Greg Horn/Marching Staff 2000
Johnson, Jim Director 1996 to 1997
Pecora, Sean Brass 2001 to 2002
Waggoner, Rachael guard 1998 to 2000
Wolff, Erin Colorguard 1996 to 1999
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