Performing Corps: Colts
With our focus on the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps this week, we meet Jesson Walters, marching euphonium in his second season with the Colts of Dubuque, Iowa! Jesson also previously marched with the Music City Drum and Bugle Corps in the summer of 2013.
Jesson grew up in Indiana and learned to play trombone at Castle South Middle School, and continued in high school as a member of the Castle Marching Knights. Over the time spent in the Castle band he formed many friendships and learned the value of teamwork.
After two years at Castle, he moved to Louisiana in early 2013. Jesson recently graduated from West Monroe High School and plans to continue to march in college at the University of Louisiana at Monroe this fall, majoring in music education.
Jesson moves up to Iowa this weekend for spring training, or the “Cornfield Tour” as the Colts call it. “It is great being a part of an organization that treats one another so much like a family, and no matter what happens those family members will always be there for you,” he said. “I can’t wait to start performing in front of my friends and family at the Reitz Bowl and all across the country!” Have fun out in those Iowa cornfields Jesson, we’ll see you and the Colts in Evansville June 24!