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Many activities become short-lived fads. Not so for the drum and bugle corps in Racine. Here, after 150 years, drum and bugle corps activity still flourishes as a proud tradition. Racine is the self-proclaimed drum corps capital of the world. Racine had six competing drum and bugle corps during the 1960s and 1970svery impressive for a community of 90,000. In fact, it would be difficult to find a longtime resident who is unaware of this activity. Everyone in Racine either was a member of or had family or friends who were members of a drum and bugle corps.
About the Author
When George D. Fennell first joined the Racine Kiltie Kadets drum and bugle corps as a 12-year-old in September 1964, he never realized that it would ignite a lifelong passion for the activity. He is currently the president of the Racine Kilties Alumni Association and is a longtime member of the Racine County Historical Society. All the images contained in this book are either from the author’s personal collection or from the archives of the Racine Heritage Museum or the Racine Kilties Alumni Association.