Ken Scolaro was the first person to play a mellophone in a Rhode Island drum and bugle corps. He played in the horn line of the Tribesmen drum and bugle corps of Warren, Rhode Island from 1957 to 1959 and the Royal Lancers from 1959 to 1962. He is currently a member of the St. Kevin’s Emerald Knights Alumni Corps. He has served as chair of the Ocean State Classic Drum Corps Associates (DCA) contest. He has been associated with the Generations since 1988, as a lead soprano and mellophone player, member of the board of directors, executive director and manager. He was largely responsible for the group’s transition from a parade corps to a competitive field corps.