Kiltie Performance/Fundraiser Schedule for January through May 2014

January 2014

  • January 28th – {Performance} CHS Wrestling match in the Pit. Match starts @ 5 pm.

Feburary 2014

  • February 7th – {Performance} CHS Basketball game in the Pit. Game starts @ 6 pm.
  • February 12th – {Assembly} Loyalty in the CHS Auditorium. Assembly starts @ TBA.
  • February 21th – {Fundraiser} Kiltie Parent Club Annual Chili Supper in the CHS Commons. 6-8pm.                                                                     $5/person, all you can eat chili. Additional items a la carte.
  • February 25th - {Performance} CHS Basketball game in the Pit. Game starts @ 6 pm.


March 2014

  • March 9-15th – {Trip/Performance} Disney World
  • March 18-20th – {Tryouts} Clinics for 2014-2015 Corps in the Pit. 3-4:30 pm.
  • March 21th- {Tryouts} Tryouts for 2014-2015 Corps in the Pit. 3-4 pm.
  • March 25-27th – {Tryouts} Instrument Clinics for 2014-2015 Corps in the Pit. 3-4:30 pm.
  • March 28th – {Tryouts} Instrument and Captain Tryouts for 2014-2015 Corps in the Pit. 3-4 pm.
  • March 29th – {Parade} Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Celebration Parade at the Branson Landing. Parade starts at 2 pm.

April 2014

  • April 3rd – {Tryouts} Majorette Tryouts for 2014-2015 Corps in the Pit. 3-6 pm.
  • April 4th – {Tryouts} 2014-2015 Corps Announcement Letters sent out.

May 2014

  • May 2nd – {Assembly} Memories in the CHS Auditorium. Assembly starts @ TBA. 

In Memory – Donna Rae (Robinson) Brigham 1948-1950 Kiltie

*Whenever possible, the obituaries of Kiltie Alumni will be posted. It is important to remember those who marched before us.*

Donna Rae Robinson BrighamDonna Rae (Robinson) Brigham
Dec 4, 1932- Nov 24, 2013

The morning following her milestone 55th wedding anniversary, Donna passed away peacefully on her own terms surrounded by her beloved family. Donna was born in Joplin, MO. At age 3 her family moved to Springfield, MO where she lived the majority of her formative years.

While in high school she performed in musical theater and was a member of the drum corps. She attended Drury College in Springfield, pledged Pi Beta Phi sorority, and graduated from the University of Oklahoma where she met her husband, Storrs Talcott Brigham II. Storrs introduced himself to her at a school mixer by cutting in on her dance partner and introducing himself to her as Storrs Talcott Brigham XIV. She bit!

A 50+ year resident of Granada Hills, CA she and her husband lovingly raised two grateful children, Robin (Jeff) Schwimmer and Bruff Brigham. She was an amazing Nani to her three granddaughters.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Margarette (Brittain) Robinson and Glen Lee Robinson, and her younger brother, Dr. Gary L. Robinson. Donna was an avid animal lover, silly songwriter, game enthusiast, Talbots aficionado, and dear friend to all who knew her.

A celebration of her life was held on December 4, 2013. Her sparkly eyes and beautiful smile will live forever in our hearts.

Published in the Springfield News-Leader on Dec. 22, 2013:

Kiltie Performance Schedule for November/December 2013

199610wi6.jpgHere are the upcoming performances for the Kilties during November and December. All dates and times listed have been confirmed by the host cities.


November 09, 2013 – Springfield Veteran’s Day Parade Parade starts @ 10 am {Starts at Grand and South Street}

December 07, 2013 – Greenfield Christmas Parade Parade starts @ 11 am {Greenfield Square}
December 07, 2013 – Seymour Christmas Parade Parade starts @ 5:30 pm {Seymour Square}
December 07, 2013 - Hermitage Christmas Parade Parade starts @ To Be Announced

December 08. 2013 – Branson Christmas Parade Parade starts @ 5:30 pm
{Three judges stands; Main/Commercial, North Belt Parking Lot and Branson Landing Fountain}

December 14. 2013 – Springfield Christmas Parade Parade starts @ 2 pm {Springfield Square}


1929-1930 Springfield Senior High Scotch Lassies

In an effort to link each corps Majorette with her corresponding corps, With Kiltie Love will be posting each corps until they are all listed.

Majorette – Shockley, Doris

Abbott, Nadine
Ackerman, Josephine – Captain
Anderson, Betty
Bair, Catherine
Baird, Marjorie
Bruner, Helen
Bousman, Ruth
Cantrell, Elizabeth
Carter, Helen
Chittim, Lucille
Danley, Frances
Davis, Ruby Lee
Dooley, Evelyn
Dunscomb, Susan
Haymes, Helen
Hill, Arlene
Hoffelt, Hazel
Klinger, Mary E.
Likens, Mary E.
McDonald, Olive
Mitchell, Dorothy
Nadal, Ruth
Peabody, Flavilla
Rittenhouse, Mary L.
Robertson, Margaret
Samuels, Roberta
Stowe, Septa
Tracey, Phyllis
Tuck, Karan
Turner, Juanita
Wright, Norma
Wrightsman, Hortense 


Director – R. Ritchie Robertson
Sponsor – Miss Louise Geister

In Memory – Betty Jeanne (Samms) Jones 1935-1936 Scotch Lassie {Kiltie}

*Whenever possible, the obituaries of Kiltie Alumni will be posted. It is important to remember those who marched before us.*

Betty Jeanne Jones

Betty Jeanne (Samms) Jones, 94, a long-time resident of Springfield, Missouri, died at The Waterford Senior Living Center after living a fulfilled life.

Born August 30, 1919, in Ft. Scott, Kansas, she was the daughter of George and Edna Samms. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Glen M. Jones, who passed away in Dallas in 1996. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Floyd and Robert Samms, who were both veterans of WW II.

Betty graduated from Central High School where she excelled academically, won a state debating championship, and was a member of the Kilties Drum and Bugle Corps. After high school, she graduated from Draughon’s Business College and became a medical secretary prior to starting her family. She was also a long-time member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church.

During their 55 year marriage, Betty and Glen were blessed with three sons. The Jones family lived in many different states due to Glen’s position with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. They ended up settling in Dallas and lived there for many years; then Betty moved back to Springfield in 2002. They made many close lifetime friends around the country. Upon retirement, they enjoyed traveling and went on an around-the-world tour.

Betty was a woman of many talents. She was a wonderful cook and baker, an accomplished bridge player, and a stained glass artist. She was also a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother, and truly enjoyed their visits.

She is survived by her three sons and their wives; Robert and Sue Jones, Jim and June Jones, and Tom Alan and Jayne Jones. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Betty enjoyed the love of her family and she will be missed by all.

A memorial service will be held at The Waterford on Saturday, November 9, at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Springfield’s Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church.


Published in the Springfield News-Leader:

In Memory – Patsy (Ford) Wyatt 1941-1943 Kiltie

*Whenever possible, the obituaries of Kiltie Alumni will be posted. It is important to remember those who marched before us.*
SNL040892-1_20130920Patsy Ford Wyatt was born on September 17, 1925 in Charleston, AR and departed life on September 20, 2013 in Springfield, MO.

She grew up in Springfield where she attended Springfield High. She was proud to be a member of the Kiltie Drum and Bugle Corp. Patsy loved to talk politics, was an avid reader, writer, solver of crossword puzzles and also enjoyed embroidery.

Patsy is survived by her sister Mary Kathryn Wampler and her husband Bruce; children Nancy Wyatt, Kevin Wyatt and Emily Fletcher and her husband Terry all of Springfield; grandchildren Peter Wyatt and wife Laura of Springdale, AR, Briana Stewart and Kyle Stewart both of Kansas City, MO.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 23, 2013 at Missouri Veterans Cemetery 5201 S. Southwood Rd Springfield, MO 65804 under the direction of Klingner-Cope Family Funeral Home at Rivermonte.

The family would like to express our deepest thanks and gratitude to the wonderful staff at The Manor at Elfindale & Hospices Compassus.

Online condolences may be made at


Published in the Springfield News-Leader:

Alumni Shirts Available

Majorettes Shirt

Have you seen the new alumni shirts? We are selling them as a fundraiser through Custom Ink for $20 ($5 shipping). So no matter where in the country you live, you can order a shirt. If we reach our goal of 100 shirts sold, we will raise $1059.00! All funds raised will go towards the Kiltie Drum and Bugle Corps and will help pay for uniforms and other necessities.

The shirts are black with the Kiltie coat of arms on the front left in white and on the back they feature three majorettes with ‘Still kicking butt after all these years!’ above the graphic and ‘Kiltie Drum and Bugle Corps, established 1926′ underneath the graphic.

The graphic shows how much the Kiltie uniform has changed since 1926. The very first majorette and a majorette from the 1950s are shown standing behind a majorette from this generation.

It is important to remember, this is not a Kiltie or Kiltie Parent Club fundraiser. This is an alumni sponsored fundraiser to help raise money for the corps. All money raised will be sent directly to the CHS Kiltie account at The Foundation for Springfield Public Schools from Custom Ink.

These shirts are only available until September 13, 2013, so be sure to order one (or more) today. They’ll make great stocking stuffers for the Kiltie or alumni on your holiday shopping list. And don’t forget about the future Kilties, these shirts are available in youth (YXS and up) and adult sizes (S-5XL).

Shirts will be delivered approximately 2 weeks after the close date.