The Colts Youth Organization was founded in 1963 and offers the Colts and Colt Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps, Vocal Fusion choral program, PanrhythmiX and Pandemonium steel drum ensembles, and the Colts Summer Band. Over 350 members from 3rd grade through age 21 are members of a Colts program.
The Colts Drum & Bugle Corps is the flagship program and has grown to 150 members, ages 16-21. The Colts travel, rehearse and perform full-time all summer, performing 40+ times for over 250,000 people in 20 or more states, covering 14,000 miles. Colts members are from Dubuque and the tri-state area, more than 20 other states, and even overseas.