Capitolaires Drum and Bugle Corps

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LocationMadison, Wisconsin
DivisionOpen class

The Capitolaires Drum and Bugle Corps was an all-female drum and bugle corps in Madison, Wisconsin, United States. They merged with the Madison Junior Scouts in 1995 to form the Capital Sound Drum and Bugle Corps.[1]


In September 1969, CapitolAires, girls drum and bugle corps of Greater Madison, formed under leadership of Pat Barkenhagen. Providing a continuing youth program in which girls can participate; CapitolAires has been a championship winner since 1971. On August 26, 1975, Women's Equality Day during International Women’s Year, their US Open All-Girl Championship was recognized by a performance on the Wisconsin Capitol steps.[2]


  1. ^ Capitolaires Drum and Bugle Corps Archived February 22, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Wisconsin Women's Network | 1960's: Chronology of Recent Highlights of Wisconsin's Women's Movement (1962 - 1977)". 1975-08-26. Archived from the original on 2011-10-07. Retrieved 2011-10-16. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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