In The News: Americanos Ready To March Again In Appleton Flag Day Parade

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Phil Patenaude figures the Americanos Drum and Bugle Corps kept him out of reform school.

"It gave me an opportunity to have somewhere I had to be every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night from 6 to 9 when we rehearsed," said Patenaude, 53 of Weyauwega who was a member of the group from 1971 to 1974. "Friday night you got on a bus and toured and came back at midnight or 1 o’clock Sunday night. And you were back in rehearsal Tuesday night."

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Posted by on Tuesday, June 9th, 2009. Filed under DCI Open.