- The Matadors were formed in 1969 as a merger of the Holy Rosary Caballeros and the Skylarks, initially competing in the Red Carpet Association (RCA) circuit 1970, 1971, & 1972.
- The corps joined Drum Corps Associates in 1972. This was also the first year women were allowed to march with the corps.
- The corps folded in 1988 due to a lack of marching members.
- RI Matadors Alumni Asociation alumni web site