Constitution of the Kiltie Drum Corps
(Revised in August 1968 by a majority vote of the Corps)
The purpose of the Kiltie Drum and Bugle Corps is to stimulate school spirit, promote a closer relationship with the public through acts of community service and performances, and to display high standards.
Section 1 The corps shall consist of thirty-nine members selected by the requirements herein set forth.
- Any girl of incoming sophomore standing may apply for membership.
- Girls are to be approved by the sponsor and the administrative assistant.
- Girls must have a B- grade average.
- Girls must meet with personal standards stated in Article IV.
- Girls shall be given standard ability test in marching, rhythm, and pitch.
- Girls shall attend practice during the summer months of June and August. This includes all members.
Section 2 Membership in the corps shall be for the term of a girl’s junior and senior years.
Section 3 All bagpipers must try out each summer in order to maintain that position.
Section 1 The administrative officers shall be as follows:
- Bagpipe Captain
- Drum Captain
- Trumpet Captain
- Assistant Majorette
- Assistant Bagpipe Captain
- Assistant Drum Captain
- Assistant Trumpet Captain
All administrative positions are held by senior girls.
Section 2 Executive officers shall be elected during the last week of June practice.
- Vice President
All positions except reporter and chaplains are to be held by senior girls.
Duties of Officers
Section 1 Majorette shall preside over the corps during marching practices and performances and uniform inspections.
Section 2 Ass’t Majorette shall preside in the absence of the majorette.
Section 3 Bagpipe Captain shall be in charge of the bagpipers and shall have power to call bagpipe sessionals whenever she deems necessary.
Section 4 Drum Captain shall be in charge of drummers and shall have power to call drum sessionals whenever she deems necessary.
Section 5 Trumpet Captain shall be in charge of trumpeters and shall have power to call drum sessionals whenever she deems necessary.
Section 6 Instrumental assistants shall preside in the absence of the captains and on Assistant’s Night. (See also Section 15)
Section 7 President shall preside at all meetings and organize activities of the corps.
Section 8 Vice President shall assist the president and preside in her absence and shall act as social chairman.
Section 9 Secretary shall keep accurate records of all meeting and be in charge of all correspondence. She must also keep a file of all correspondence which she has made a carbon copy for.
Section 10 Treasurer shall keep account of all funds and pay all authorized debts.
Section 11 Historian shall keep a scrapbook of all activities of the corps and be in charge of keeping the trophy case attractive.
Section 12 Parliamentarian shall advise on rules of order during meetings.
Section 13 Reporter shall see that all activities are sufficiently publicized.
Section 14 Chaplain shall conduct all devotions
Section 15 Assistants shall preside during 1 football game and either parade and an assembly or both (depending on how many performances there are scheduled).
Section 1 A Kiltie shall be a lady at all times with high moral standards.
- No Kiltie shall smoke.
- No Kiltie shall use profane language.
- No Kiltie shall wear short shorts on campus.
- No Kiltie shall drink intoxicants.
Section 2 To retain membership, all girls must remain unmarried and unengaged.
Section 3 The penalty for any violation of the above shall be decided by the sponsor and the administrative assistant.
Section 1 Money shall be appropriated from the music department or from the school activities’ fund.
Section 1 The corps shall hold weekly meetings unless deemed otherwise by the sponsor, the day to be determined by a simple majority vote of the members at the first business meeting.
Section 2 Executive meetings shall be called whenever deemed necessary by the president or sponsor.
Section 3 Members must attend meetings, practices, and performances unless excused by the sponsor.
Section 4 Four unexcused absences will result in probation and five unexcused absences will result in dismissal.
Section 5 The sponsor shall decide what will constitute an unexcused absence and what will be the terms of probation.
Section 1 This constitution may be amended by a three-fourths vote of any regular meeting.
- Whenever a corps member accumulates 5 demerits per semester, or has lower than 1.95 on both current and cumulative grade point averages, she will be dropped from the corps. The alternate with the highest tryout score will take her place as a regular member of the corps.
- Whenever a corps member accumulates 5 demerits per summer, she will not be allowed to perform at the first game. An alternate who has attended sufficient practices will take her place for that performance.
- During the school year, if a corps member misses more than one practice per week for a particular performance whether excused or not, she will not perform at the game in question. An alternate who has attended sufficient practices will take her place for that performance.
- A demerit will be given at the discretion of the sponsor in the following cases;
1. Whenever a person is unexcused for missing a meeting, practice, or performance.
a. An excused absence is one in which the girl is ill or there is a death in the immediate family. In this case, the mother must call the sponsor or the school each day of illness.
b. Exceptions are left to the discretion of the sponsor and majorette.
2. Whenever a person is absent from performance without prior notification of the sponsor so that an alternate can be designated to take her place.
3. Whenever observed smoking, using obscene language, or chewing gum in uniform at performances.
4. Whenever she does not wear her complete uniform when required, or if it is not clean and neat in appearance.
5. Whenever she displays uncooperative behavior with president, sponsor, or instructors.
6. Whenever she is tardy or leaves early from a meeting, practice, or event in which she is to participate, without proper permission.
- It shall be the responsibility of the sponsor, when advised by the officers, to inform a girl of her dismissal from the corps or her disqualification from a particular performance.