From a Racine Scouts press release: Racine Scouts will host a celebration of the corps' 80th anniversary, this Sunday, May 27, in Racine, Wis. at 3 p.m. The Racine Scouts are recognized by many as the oldest continually active competitive junior drum and bugle corps in the United States. Originally chartered as a Boy Scout troop in 1927, the corps also is recognized as the oldest musical scouting unit in the country.

Racine Scouts at the 2006 DCI World Championships.
Among the Sunday festivities will be standstill performances by several Midwestern drum corps including: The Racine Scouts, The Racine Scouts Alumni Corps, The Cavaliers, The Cavaliers Alumni Corps, Capital Sound and Pioneer. "This event will be an opportunity for community supporters and drum corps fans to enjoy an afternoon of wholesome family entertainment," said Racine Scouts Corps Manager Andrea Birbilis. In addition to the exclusive pre-season performances of those six groups, fans also will be treated to free ice cream, a fastest drummer and highest note contest, and souvenir merchandise available for purchase. Tickets for the event cost $20, and proceeds will go toward an endowment fund and will also fund a music scholarship. Details: Event: Racine Scouts 80th birthday bash
Date: May 27 (Sunday)
Time: 3 p.m. (concert start)
Location: J.I. Case High School (Hammes Field), 7345 Washington Ave., Racine, WI
Admission: $20 (children 12 and under $10) donation Visit for more information.