Frederick F. Schulte taught music for 36 years in Racine, mostly at Park High School, and composed two songs for the school, the alma mater and the pep song, “Hail to Thee Park High."
His efforts as a conductor, composer and bandmaster earned him the title of “Mr. Music."
Schulte is credited with organizing the Racine Symphony Orchestra in 1931, as well as the S.C. Johnson Industrial Band, both of which he conducted for years. And he directed the Johnson company's All-Girl Chorus and Men's Glee Club.
He also made an impact on drum corps techniques nationally when he introduced the playing of classical music by the Boys of '76 Drum and Bugle Corps in 1929. He was also associated with other music groups, including the Kilties and the Racine Park Board Band.
Schulte died in 1966 at the age of 74. A year later, the Schulte Elementary School was named in his honor.