2015 WHS grad selected for drum and bugle corps
Isaac Barden of Waupaca was selected to perform with the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps of Dubuque, Iowa.
The son of Michael Barden of Waupaca and Monica Barden of Nashotah, he is an electrical engineering student at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
In 2015, Barden graduated from Waupaca High School, where he performed with the bands and choirs, earned top awards in Solo-Ensemble competitions and ran sound for the community theater.
The Colts are named “Iowa’s Ambassadors of Music” by the governor of Iowa and are an elite, nationally-ranked competitive drum and bugle corps. They performed in the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington, D.C.
Barden will be a member of the Colts’ brass section.
Approximately 350 young people audition for one of the 150 positions in the group.
Members of the Colts are between the ages of 16 and 21 years old. They travel and perform throughout the summer, beginning Memorial Day weekend, and concluding the second weekend of August.
The group will be in session 70 days and perform over 30 times for an audience estimated to number over 200,000 people while traveling through 22 states.