Amanda Schwab of Ankeny was a member of the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps’ Color Guard this summer. Their tour lasted 80 days, during which the corps traveled over 12,000 miles throughout the United States and participated in over 30 regional and national competitions. They competed locally at Celebration in Brass in Waukee.
Approximately 350 15 to 21 year olds auditioned for one of the 150 positions in the group. Young people from 35 states and four countries marched with the corps this year. The Dubuque Colts are named “ Iowa’s Ambassadors of Music” by the Governor of Iowa and are an elite nationally ranked World Class competitive drum and bugle corps.
The Colts’ 50th anniversary show was entitled “Field of Dreams.” Songs included “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss; “At Last,” by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren; “American Graffiti,” an arrangement by Aaron Guidry; “The Place Where Dreams Come True” (from “Field of Dreams”), by James Horne, and “Chorale & Fugue In Jazz,” by Morton Gould.
Amanda, the daughter of Vivian Schwab, is a senior at North Polk High School and a member of the North Polk Color Guard.