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