I was unaware at the time but a local band named The Capris were practicing at a neighborhood house in Pineville, Louisiana during the years I attended Pineville High School in the late 50’s and early 60’s.
The band went on to have one of their songs Here I Stand rated on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand. The kids at the show rated it higher than a Rolling Stones song by 93 percent for Capris and 86 percent for Rolling Stones.
I am not sure which Capris group was first but another group was calling themselves the Capris in the 50’s and had the hit song There’s A Moon Out Tonight.
The Duane Yates website which is still online despite his death tells of the early days of the group: