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Congratulations to all our members that competed in the DCA Individual & Ensemble competition last night!  Thank you for representing our corps and giving your all.  If you are at the event today in Rochester, NY, please be sure to stop by our souvenirs booth in the lower concourse.  To stay up to date with current Kilties activities like this, please visit, like and share our Facebook, Instragram or Twitter pages.  Have a great show day everyone!

The corps will venture outdoors starting May 20th/21st to prepare for a summer schedule of parades and Mini-Corps presentation. Rehearsals are held at Gilmore Middle School in Racine, Wisconsin.  Potential members are invited to attend along with veterans and alumni.  We have scheduled rehearsal dates throughout the summer. See schedule here.

A few positions are presently open: 

*  Snare and/or Tenor Drum * 
*  Bass Drum *
*  Soprano (Trumpet) *
*  Baritone  * 
*  Color guard  * 

For those interested in applying and/or seeking additional information and would like materials sent, simply complete this form.

Membership is open to those from 16 years old and upward, with positions open in brass, color guard and percussion (battery and front ensemble).  Kamp weekends include section rehearsal sessions learning new music and working on the 2017 Min-Corps production.   Apply online here to receive further information. The Kilties are a world renowned all-age coed organization founded in 1934 and focused on education and mentor-ship.




The Kilties announced at their February kamp they would be stepping to the side-line for the 2017 season by dropping field show competitions. These events will be replaced with rehearsals and/or civic events.

Here is the latest version of the 2017 summer schedule, which is subject to change:

March 11 –Fundraiser (Scottish Fest)

Apr 29-30 – Kamp
May 20-21 – Kamp
May 27-28-29 – Kamp and Racine Memorial Day Parade

June 10-11 – Kamp
June 17 –  Parades (Libertyville, Elk Grove Village)
June 18 – Kamp

July 1 – Kamp / Racine Raider Half-Time
July 2 – Parade (Kenosha)
July 4 – Parade (Racine)
July 22-23 – Kamp / Possible Performance
July 29 – Parade (South Milwaukee) / Kamp
July 30 – Kamp 

Aug 5-6 – Kamp / Possible Performance
Aug 19-20 – Kamp / Possible Performance
Aug 26-27 – Kamp / Possible Performance MN
Aug 31-Sept 4 – Tentative: Rochester, NY for I &E & Mini-corps

Sept 16 – Brewfest
Sept 17 – Banquet


Since The Kilties founding by Mr. Raymond Vance in 1934, it has been the goal of the organization to offer the finest in design, instruction and teaching; in addition to being a positive and uplifting experience for the membership. 2017 is no different as The Kilties have assembled a stable of highly experienced and qualified arrangers, composers, designers and educators with the sole purpose of offering a competitive, fan-friendly and member-friendly production for the 2017 performance season.

Corps Director
Jeff Troudt

Staff Coordination
Karen Cole

Show Design and Development
Karen Cole
Rick Kirby
Andy Falvey
Andy Stawick

Brass Arrangements/Compositions
Rick Kirby

Percussion Arrangements/Compositions
Karen Cole

Visual Design
Andy Falvey

Color Guard Design
Gina Marie

Co-Music Directors
Mark Wienand

Rick Kirby

Brass Caption Head
Brass Instruction: Mark Wienand, Mike Madonia, Kate Easton

Percussion Coordinator/Front Ensemble Head
Karen Cole

Front Ensemble Instruction: Karen Cole, Roi Evans

Percussion Battery Caption Head
Andrew Stawick

Battery Instruction: John Donovan, Katie Neilsen, Mike Hernke, 

Color Guard Caption Head
Gina Marie

Color Guard Instruction: Gina, Jennifer  

Visual Caption Head

Visual Instruction: Jimmy Mutchie, Andy Falvey (Consultant)


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