After LL noted in the comments they were flying the CA state flag I pulled my head out of my.... well I figgered out they were from Ripon CA not WI. I didn't know there even were another Ripon. My bad.
Today on my daily constitutional I saw some uniforms, guns and swords glinting in the sunlight, so you know I headed that way. It was the JROTC Drill team from Ripon HS in CA. They put on quite a show and are currently touring the capital area seeing the sights and performing at war memorials. They had close to three dozen members, which is doubly impressive when you note that the population there is barely 10,000. Well done Cali. You can see more pics here.