1997-1998 Kiltie Drum and Bugle Corps


Sunday Jones
Carrie Potter (Interim)

Majorette – Crystal Sexton
Assistant Majorette – Mellissa Knight

Twirler – Asia Johnson
Twirler – Amanda Myers
Twirler – Autumn Gamble
Twirler (Alternate) – Corina Grigore
American Flag – Tina Wiles
Kiltie Flag – Dana Sloan
Kiltie Banner – Kelly Cox

Trumpet Captain – Kristina Moore
Trumpet – April Hanson
Trumpet – Katie Kring
Trumpet – Sara Potter

Bagpipe Captain – Corina Grigore
Assistant Bagpipe Captain – Mellissa Knight
Bagpipe – Jessamyn Crosswhite
Bagpipe – Hannah Duff
Bagpipe – Jessie Egli
Bagpipe – Stephanie Shadwick

Snare Drums
Snare Captain – Davida Blakey
Snare Captain – Amber Stepp
Assistant Snare Captain – Amanda Myers
Snare – Emily Davis
Snare – Alyssa Depew
Snare – Reynese McDonald
Snare – Andrea Phillips
Snare – Jennifer Stapp
Snare – Lara Sturgis
Snare – Heather Tindle

Tenor Drums
Tenor Captain – Alecia Shells
Assistant Tenor Captain/Tenor Captain – Veronica Gonzales
Tenor – Crystal Bilyeu
Tenor – Tiffany Crane
Tenor – Donette Dancer
Tenor – LaDawna Martin
Tenor – Amanda Wallace
Tenor – Tawny Williams

Bass Drum – Jessica Matthews
Bass Drum – Donna Boyle

1996-1997 Kiltie Drum and Bugle Corps


Kathy Lea
Becky Killian

Kiltie Mascots/Baby Kiltie
Bridget Rapp

Majorette – Alyssa Dutcher
Assistant Majorette – Jennifer Otradovec

Auxiliary Captain, Twirler – Rebecca Davault
Twirler – Crystal Sexton
American Flag – Annie Crumbaugh
Kiltie Flag – Davida Blakey
Kiltie Banner – Asia Johnson

Trumpet Captain – Jennifer Otradovec
Assistant Trumpet Captain – Kristina Moore
Trumpet – Bavonna Alderson
Trumpet – Amanda Harlan

Bagpipe Captain – Lisa McCarthy
Assistant Bagpipe Captain – Corina Grigore
Bagpipe – Mellissa Knight
Bagpipe – Sonja Nichols
Bagpipe – Helen Willis (Later moved to Cymbals)

Snare Drums
Snare Captain – Gloria Hairston
Assistant Snare Captain/Snare Captain – Heather Peck
Snare – Amy Barnes
Snare – Shawna Lee
Snare – Amanda Myers
Snare – Kristen Stark
Snare – Amber Stepp

Tenor Drums
Tenor Captain – Shawna Crouch
Assistant Tenor Captain/Tenor Captain – Veronica Gonzales
Tenor – Tianna Andrews
Tenor – Nicole Massey
Tenor – Amber Sangalli
Tenor – Alecia Shells
Tenor – Rachael Vedder

Bass Drum – April Hanson
Bass Drum – Jessica Matthews
Cymbals – Helen Willis

1995-1996 Kiltie Drum and Bugle Corps


Kathy Lea
Charlotte Johnson

Kiltie Mascots/Baby Kiltie
Bridget Rapp

Majorette – Christy Rogers
Assistant Majorette – Jennifer Shadwick

Auxiliary Captain, American Flag – Karen Wright
American Flag – Helen Willis
Kiltie Flag – Tiffany Baker
Kiltie Flag – Amanda Harlan
Twirler – Rebecca Davault
Twirler – Alyssa Dutcher
Twirler (Alternate) – Rachael Vedder
Flag – Pamela Van

Trumpet Captain – Sandra Reynolds
Assistant Trumpet Captain – Jennifer Otradovec
Trumpet – Bavonna Alderson
Trumpet – Kristina Moore

Bagpipe Captain – Jennifer Shadwick
Assistant Bagpipe Captain – Lisa McCarthy
Bagpipe – Corina Grigore
Bagpipe – Sonja Nichols
Bagpipe – Erin Tracz
Bagpipe – Heather Wommack

Snare Drums
Snare Captain/Drum Captain – Bekki Stafford
Assistant Snare Captain/Asst Drum Captain – Gloria Hairston
Snare – Amy Barnes
Snare – Heather Peck
Snare – Crystal Sexton

Tenor Drums
Tenor Captain – Pam Burrough
Tenor – Shawna Crouch
Tenor – Veronica Gonzales
Tenor – Mellissa Knight
Tenor – Amber Sangalli
Tenor – Rachael Vedder

1985-1986 Kiltie Drum and Bugle Corps


Cindy Lurvey

Majorette – April Dulin
Assistant Majorette – Ann Parent

Adcock, Cindy
Bruce, Amy
Byram, Julie
Cox, Tammy
Foltz, Shannon
Fox, Lorie
Fry, Lena
Gibson, Lisa
Gillick, Dianna
Hagler, Cheri
House, Kim
Johnson, Charlotte
Johnson, Mary
McCrimmons, Michelle
McIntruff, Genifer
Marshall, Elisa
Peck, Amy
Porter, Sandra
Pruiett, Julie
Ratliff, Tammy
Redman, Angela
Scranton, Janet
Sluth, Tammy
Sly, Karen
Tummars, Kelly
Underwood, Diane
Williams, Glenna

2015-2016 Kiltie Drum and Bugle Corps

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Jessica Freeman – (417) 523-9783 or jmfreeman@spsmail.org

Kiltie Mascots/Baby Kilties
Junior Kiltie- Ella Law
Kiltie Banner- Bailey McClary
Kiltie Banner- Kendahl McCrimmons
Baby Kiltie- Lilly Freeman

Majorette – Genae Cole
Assistant Majorette – Jace Cooley

Auxiliary Captain, American Flag, and Assistant Twirler- Michelle Lawson
Auxiliary Assistant Captain and Twirler- Samantha Lick
Twirler- Samantha Wood
Kiltie Flag- Jaclyn Huff
Banner  Twirler- Grace Hall

Trumpet Captain- Aimee Staub
Trumpet Assistant Captain- Jace Cooley
Trumpet- Alissa German
Trumpet- Marina Main
Trumpet – Karen Reveles

Bagpipe Captain- Kristy Warner
Bagpipe Assistant Captain- Kaylee Petersen
Bagpipe- Piper Johnston
Bagpipe- Morgan Steadman

Tenor Captain- Gabby Mills
Tenor Assistant Captain- Karen MacKintosh
Tenor- Mari-Rose Winter
Tenor- Gabby Givens
Tenor- Kaylin Anderson
Tenor- Chelsea Mendell
Tenor- Tiernae Legendre
Tenor – Zoe Castro

Snare Captain- Rachael Magnan
Snare Assistant Captain- Makayla McCrimmons
Snare- Izzy Pedraza
Snare- Kylei Pritchard
Snare- Alex Hoydt
Snare- Coco Cruise
Snare ~ Harley Perrella

Jam Captain- Shelby Shaffer
Jam Assistant Captain- Helen Drury
Cymbals- Krista Jackson

90th Anniversary Celebration – April 2, 2016

Can you believe we are celebrating our 90th year? In the fall of 1925, R. Ritchie Robertson and all his backers began planning an all female scottish drum corps. The first in the country. By the end of February, after months of tryouts and hundreds of girls, Ritchie had chosen the members of his Girls Drum Corps.

1926 Scotch Lassies

Their first performance was just two months later in a parade for the Rotary Club of Springfield (Photo below with the Kilties leading the way). The parade spectators were shocked by the immodest showing of the knees in the kilts. Many girls were forced to quit because their parents wouldn’t let them wear the scandalous outfit. Can you imagine what those spectators, parents and Ritchie Robertson himself would think of today’s uniform?


Here we are, 90 years later and just a couple of months away from the anniversary of the very first appearance. Despite the controversy with the uniforms all those decades ago the corps was in high demand, and they still are today. During peak parade season during fall festivals and Christmas, the corps sometimes march in four (or more) parades in a single weekend.


On Saturday, April 2, 2016 the Kilties will march on the square between noon and 12:30 and will host a reception with refreshments at Central from 1:00 to 3:00 in the commons. Kiltie memorabilia will be available for viewing and memories will be shared. This event is free and open to the public. To keep up to date about the celebration join the event on facebook  and follow the current corps.

The Kilties rely completely on donations to keep going and receive no funds from the school district. Please consider making a donation today, so our beloved Kilties can make it to the 100th anniversary. You can donate online through GoFundMe or checks/money orders made out to CHS Kilties can be sent to:

Kiltie Sponsor
Central High School
423 East Central
Springfield, Missouri 65802

In Memory – Viola (Jenkins) Herndon, 1943-1944 Kiltie

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

Viola Herndon

Viola Mae Herndon, 89, Republic, formerly of Springfield, died peacefully at home on January 20, 2016.

Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. on January 23 at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home and funeral services will be held immediately after from 2-3 p.m.

She was born on October 22, 1926, to Olga Verna (McNeal) and Emmit Robert Jenkins in Springfield, MO. Vi graduated from Central High School in Springfield in 1944. She was a member of the Kiltie Drum and Bugle Corps. This corps was the first all-female Scottish pipe and drum corps in the country.

After high school Vi graduated from St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing in Springfield. Following that she completed a pediatric rotation at St. Louis City Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Vi married Beverly Allen Herndon Jr. on June 9, 1946. He preceded her in death in December of 2011.

Vi worked at several hospitals as an R.N. and retired in 1986 after working many years for Springfield dermatologist Dr. Ernest Lorenc.

In retirement Vi and her husband Bev enjoyed traveling and spending time with their family. She was an excellent cook, enjoyed trying to new recipes, and was a skilled knitter. In recent years she loved to watch her westerns and also sports — especially her Kansas Jayhawks.

Survivors include daughters Sandra (John) Mason, Mt. Vernon; Susan Holland, Republic; Sharon Graham (Anthea Scouffas), Lawrence, KS; grandchildren Robert Lamb, Seattle, WA; Katharine Holland, Duncan, OK; step grandchildren Mike Mason, Dillingham, AK, and David Mason, Springfield; and step great-grandson Alexander (Andrea) Mason, McKinney, TX. Special thanks, too, go to her caretakers Anya Wheeler and Harriett Rodgers, and also to the staff at Hospice Compassus.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to:

Hospice Compassus
1465 E Primrose St
Springfield, MO 65804.

Source: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/news-leader/obituary.aspx?n=viola-herndon&pid=177376391&fhid=12405#sthash.Lns0lnOI.dpuf

In Memory – Nancy (Sperry) Haguewood, 1947-1949 Kiltie

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

Nancy Ann Sperry Haguewood

Nancy Ann Sperry Haguewood received God’s greatest gift of eternal life on December 25, 2015. She was born in Springfield on January 21, 1932, the second child of Louise Patterson Sperry & Elton Greenfield Sperry.

Nancy was a 1949 graduate of Springfield High School where she was a proud member of the Kilties Drum & Bugle Corps. She also sang in the Junior-Senior Choir both years. After graduation, Nancy attended Drury College where she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority, French Club & yearbook staff.

In 1952 Nancy married John Dale Haguewood of Ozark. They owned and operated Hixson Drug Store along with Flo and Ford Haguewood, John’s parents. They were the parents of two sons, Mark and Steven.

Nancy was an active member of Kings Way United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School. While living in Ozark, she taught Sunday School at First Baptist Church and later played the organ at First Methodist Church.

Survivors are her two sons, Mark and wife Martha of Fayetteville, AR, and Steven and wife Cathy of Tulsa, OK. Four grandchildren, Jonathan and wife Lacy Haguewood, Kingwood, TX, Amanda Haguewood Padgett and husband Mitch Padgett, Rogers, AR, Lindsey Haguewood and Lauren Haguewood, Tulsa, OK and one great granddaughter, Remy Haguewood, Kingwood, TX. She is also survived by life-long friend, Barbara Jones, sister-in-law Virginia Sperry, extended family, Sunday School class, amazing friends and neighbors. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Robert Sperry, and husband, John.

Celebration of Nancy’s life will be held at King’s Way United Methodist church on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 11:00. In lieu of flowers Nancy requested memorials be made to King’s Way UMC (designated for either Crosslines Food Pantry or Labryinth Fund), 2401 S. Lone Pine Avenue, Springfield, MO 65804; Susan G. Komen Missouri, PO Box 790129, Dept SK, St. Louis, MO 63179-0129, or Humane Society of Southwest MO, 3161 W. Norton Road, Springfield, MO 65803. Private interment will be held prior to the memorial service.

Arrangements are under the care of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.
Source: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/news-leader/obituary.aspx?n=nancy-ann-sperry-haguewood&pid=177173865&fhid=28822#sthash.TK1Mjq2p.dpuf