Capitolaires Drum and Bugle Corps
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.
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.
- Capitolaires Drum and Bugle Corps Archived February 22, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Wisconsin Women's Network | 1960’s: Chronology of Recent Highlights of Wisconsin’s Women’s Movement (1962 - 1977)". Wiwomensnetwork.org. 1975-08-26. Retrieved 2011-10-16.