Kilties Senior Corps

Racine, WI United States
Founded: 1993

Inactive Senior
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Repertoire for 2000
Main Theme (from Last of the Mohicans) by Ciaran Brennan The Last Of The Mohicans: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
3rd Movement of Four Scottish Dances (Allegreto) by Malcolm Arnold Symphony No.3/Four Scottish Dances
Fort Battle (from Last of the Mohicans) by Ciaran Brennan The Last Of The Mohicans: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Loch Lomond by Traditional 40 Scottish Melodies
Scotland the Brave by Traditional Celtic Twilight 2 - Hearts of Space
The Kilties, formed in 1992, is a senior marching, maneuvering, and parade corps based in Racine, Wisconsin. The group came into being as the result of two performances of alumni of the junior Racine Kilties, which had folded in 1982. The first of these performances was in 1986 for the 50th anniversary of the corps, the second in 1992 at DCI Finals in Madison.

The senior Kilts came out as a parade corps in 1993 and entered Drum Corps Midwest Senior competition in 1994. From the start the Kilts were a hit with the fans, always receiving three or four standing ovations during their very entertaining performances.

The Kilts shocked the DCM circuit in 1997 when they not only made DCM Finals for the first time, but also won the Senior Championship over Minnesota Brass, which had won every year since 1983.

1997 also saw the corps attend the DCA Championships. They made DCA Finals for the first time in 1998. They have also been regular performers at the Cumberland, Maryland, DCA show and the pre-Thanksgiving alumni corps show in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Among the championships won by the senior Kilties are these:

Drum Corps Midwest Senior Champions 1997
Drum Corps Midwest Senior Finalist 1997, 1998
Drum Corps Associates Finalist 1998

In 2003, the corps finished 14th in DCA Preliminary competition.

Mike Phillips was named executive director of the Kilties in late 2003.

The Kilties finished 14th in DCA Prelims in 2004. Sticking to the Scottish theme, the show was called 'Portraits in Plaid.'

[; DCW, 1/04, p.8]

Members (31)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Ashlock, Adam Battery/Timpani 2005 to 2006
Becker, Brent Baritone 2000 to 2003
Becker, Jamie Ann Guard 2003
Burr, Catherine French Horn 2000
Buzzard, Pat contra 2001
Buzzard, Patrick Contra 2001
Dittrich, Terri French horn/mellophone 2000; 2002
Dombroske, Roger Baritone 2007; 2010 to 2011
Dombroske, Roger Soprano 2012 to 2013
Dombroske, Roger Bass Drum 2016
Doran, Robert Baritone 1995 to 2002
Fennell, George French Horn 1996 to 1997
Hamand, Terry Hornline Contra 2011
Hoyt, Thomas hornline 2001
Jensen, Mike Soprano 1997 to 1998
Kangas, Gabe Tenors 2003 to 2004
Lochhead, Pam Color Guard 1999
London, Bob Baritone line 1997 to 1998; 2001
Myers, Kathy Mellophone 2002 to 2003
Nason, Gene Baritone 1999 to 2001
Rappolt, Lee Baritone 2001
Reilly, Tony Sopranos, Corps Director 1993 to 1994
Reilly, Tony French Horn, Asst. Director 1995 to 1998
Reilly, Tony Baritone 2008 to 2010
Riebesehl, Dale bass baritone 1993
Riebesehl, Dale Drum Major 1994 to 1995; 1997 to 1998
Riebesehl, Dale contra 1999
Rivera, Cisco Lead Sop 2000 to 2001
Schoenbach, Frank Baritone 1999 to 2002
South, Dean bass drum ine 2004 to 5341
Violett, Edward contra 1995 to 2001

CORPS 1 items

Kilties Senior Corps

KiltiesSenior Racine WI-1 from the Bill Ives Collection