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#1 kevinisenberg

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:06 PM

I know the Kilties use that name now - but I've also seen references (from other posters and Drum Corps News / Drum Corps America magazine) that called them "The Kilts". Just wondering if they ever officially used that name or if they've always been "The Kilties"?

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 01:00 PM

I think they became "The Kilts" in the '70's. In the early days they were the YMCA Kilties, then in 1969 just "The Kilties"

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 07:13 PM

I know the Kilties use that name now - but I've also seen references (from other posters and Drum Corps News / Drum Corps America magazine) that called them "The Kilts". Just wondering if they ever officially used that name or if they've always been "The Kilties"?


Actually at one time the name was the Kiwanis Kilties as well and evolved over the decades according to affiliations such as YMCA Kilties. "Kilts" has been (for the most part) simply a shortened version of the name adopted by the members and fans; and such. The corps is registered and chartered as The Kilties Drum and Bugle Corps, Inc.

After decades The Kilties (Kilts, "Mad Plaid", etc.) have recently reconnected with the "Y" and officially performed at the community ribbon cutting ceremony on September 8th of the newly built and added "Y" facility in Mt Pleasant (WI), an adjoining village to Racine. The Kilties were founded in 1934.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 07:40 AM

Thanks for the info!

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:01 AM

Actually at one time the name was the Kiwanis Kilties as well and evolved over the decades according to affiliations such as YMCA Kilties. "Kilts" has been (for the most part) simply a shortened version of the name adopted by the members and fans; and such. The corps is registered and chartered as The Kilties Drum and Bugle Corps, Inc.


Since reconecting with the 'Y', are they know the Kiltys??? :tongue:
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 09:17 AM

Since reconecting with the 'Y', are they know the Kiltys??? :tongue:


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Posted 17 September 2012 - 09:49 AM

They will always be the Obscene Filthies to me.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 09:56 AM

They will always be the Obscene Filthies to me.


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Posted 17 September 2012 - 11:04 AM

They will always be the Obscene Filthies to me.


Oh, so you've heard the Kiltie Khoir. :tongue:
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:23 AM

Since reconecting with the 'Y', are they know the Kiltys??? :tongue:


That is of course, another aulder spelling, such as The Stock Yard Kilty Band, out of Chicago, which was founded in 1921.

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