The Grenadiers Drum and Bugle Corps, based in Kingston, Ontario, was formed in February of 1961. A member of the former The Princess of Wales Own Trumpet Band and other interested individuals held a meeting from which an executive committee was formed and the name the Limestone City Grenadier Drum and Bugle Corps was adopted. The name was changed to the Kingston Grenadiers a year later.
Along with many Canadian championships over four decades, perhaps performing for her Majesty The Queen and Prince Philip in honour of Kingston`s tercentenary was a standout highlight. The Grenadiers are probably the only corps ever to do so.
In 2004, the Grenadiers took top honors in DCA Class A, with the award-winning show 'SATB - Songs of the New York Voices.'