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Help Eric march with the 2014 Colts!
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Hi! My name is Eric Zielsdorf and I am the 3rd generation in my family to march Drum Corps. My Grandpa marched with the Kenosha Kingsmen and my Dad marched with the Madison Scouts. Please help me carry on the Drum Corps tradition! More ...

Hi! My name is Eric Zielsdorf and I am a student at Tremper High School. I have played percussion for the last 7 years and I am part of many musical groups at school. Last summer, I decided to try Drum and Bugle Corps. I gained experience marching with the Pioneer Corps from Milwaukee. This year, I challenged myself further and auditioned for a top-15 World Class Corps, the Colts, from Dubuque, Iowa. After two audition camps and a recall audition, I was offered a contract to play vibraphone in the 2014 Colts!

Training for the summer Colts season consists of monthly weekend camps from January to April, and then the Corps members move to Dubuque to start the season.

Some people ask me why I am giving up my entire summer and leaving my family and friends to march with the Colts. It can be hard to explain, but the experience is something I could never get any other way. I get to meet and become good friends with people from all over the world who have the same passion for music that I do. I get to learn from extremely talented instructors. I get to travel around the country and perform at professional stadiums…in front of thousands of people! I have had to learn to do my own laundry, manage my money, and take responsibility for myself. The experience is priceless.

However, participating in a group of this caliber is a costly endeavor. My fees for the summer will total more than $3,000.00. So, I am asking for your financial help through sponsorship. I would really appreciate any help you can give me. It’s going to be an honor to travel the country and be an example of what Kenosha has to offer. I can’t wait for the season to start!

Thank you in advance for your generosity!


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