About Us


The Colts Youth Organization offers several performing arts ensembles including one of the top competitive drum and bugle corps in the country. “We use music and excellence to teach each other about success in life.” This is the mission which drives the organization and ensures its continued success. Our programs serve young people who desire high levels of challenge, achievement and success, and they carry an expectation that our members are committed to hard work and dedication. The ultimate purpose of the Colts organization is to provide motivated young people an opportunity to participate in intensive and accelerated performing arts ensembles, and in the process learn life skills that allow them to grow as future leaders. We have been in continuous existence, and proud to call Dubuque our home, since 1963.

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