Where can YOU catch The Kilties' in performance mode this year? Check out our schedule below and start planning now to see us in action! You can download a PDF of the schedule by clicking here.
2014 Kilties’ Performance Season Schedule
May 26 Memorial Day Parade-Racine/Done by Noon
May 31/June 1 OFF
June 7-8 OFF
June 14 Parades-Libertyville, IL & Elk Grove Village, IL
June 15 Rehearsal (Racine area)
June 21 Rehearsal and FIRST FULL UNIFORMED FIELD SHOW PERFORMANCE-Racine
June 22 Parade-Jackson, WI
July 4 Parades-Wauwatosa, WI/Racine, WI
July 5 DCI Show-Whitewater, WI
July 6 OFF
July 12-13 OFF
July 19 Rehearsal
July 20 Rehearsal
July 26 DCI Show-(area location pending) and South Milwaukee Parade.
July 27 Rehearsal
August 2 HOME SHOW-Kiltie Klassic-DCA—Racine
August 3 OFF
August 9-10 OFF
August 15-17 DCA Shows-South Saint Paul, MN/Saint Peter, MN
August 23 Field Show Exhibition and rehearsals-Racine
August 24 Rehearsals
August 29 Rehearsal during day and evening parade-Downtown Rochester, New York.
August 30 DCA Prelims-morning/afternoon—DCA I & E/Evening-Rochester, NY
August 31 DCA Finals-Rochester, NY
Sept. 1 Travel home---back by early evening.
Sept 6-7 OFF
Sept 13 Performance and work annual fundraising event-Great Lakes Brew Fest-Racine Zoo.
Sept 14 Annual season end afternoon banquet-Roma Lodge-Racine.
-End of 2014 Performance Season-
Craig Mason has already been at work, arranging the 2014 front ensemble parts and instructing the line. Craig attended the University of Wisconsin at Platteville, where he received a Comprehensive Music Education Degree (Vocal, Instrumental, and General). Craig also earned a Master’s Degree in Music Education at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He has taught Band, Choir, theater, music theory, jazz, marching band, and chamber ensembles in public and private schools, as well as at the university, collegiate, and adult level.
Craig has extensive experience with jazz education and a rich history with the drum and bugle corps genre, dating back to 1976. He was a performer and teacher for the Madison Scouts until 1992, taught several music ensembles in Europe, and is currently teaching and writing music for the Kilties drum and bugle corps.
Craig was selected for the Kohl Fellowship in 1989 and has been selected for Who's Who in America's Teachers numerous times, as well as being selected for Who's Who in America, and has been selected as the most influential music teacher in Wisconsin, by School Band and Orchestra magazine.
Craig has taught many band clinics, judges marching band contests and solo & ensemble festivals. He is a published composer and has arranged and composed for many marching bands, concert bands, chamber ensembles, brass bands, and drum and bugle corps around the United States, Europe and Japan. Currently he is the conductor for the Middleton Woodwind Octet and the Madison Brass Band, which won the 2012 NABBA 2nd section championship, in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition, he also writes drill for marching bands.
Craig is also an active performer the Madison Brass Quintet, Stoughton Area Jazz Collective, and the Madison Mellophonium Jazz Orchestra.
The Kilties have made a very recent change in the corps' planning due to dealing with the weather and the way it has behaved (or more appropriately, misbehaved!) during the last several kamp weekends. The good news is that this change may, in turn actually benefit you - the potential Kilties member.
Historically, we have most of the positions set in place at the end of January. With the weather creating challenges in traveling for a good amount of the members, having to shorten the rehearsal days we've had due to weather, etc., a decision has been made to continue the recruiting process for a while longer.
The outlook of being a contributing member of the Kilties may have become more probable since you last considered membership, so the opportunity is here for you with this change in the process. Give it some thought and if you would like us to send you more information, simply CLICK THIS LINK and complete the short form. We'll get back to you ASAP.
Interested in membership in The Kilties? Two videos help you understand the depth of the Kilties experience. Enjoy!
A Gathering of the Clan
What do you believe? (not playable on mobile devices)