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  • Letter from the Scouts Director

    davidGreetings Madison Scouts Alumni,

    I hope you are all well as we exit Winter -- (though it certainly feels like mid-Winter here in Wisconsin!). I'm writing to share a few updates on the state of the Madison Scouts.

    - Susan L. Smith, Assistant Professor of Music Education at Troy University, has been a fantastic addition to our staff as Brass Caption Supervisor. Her role is essentially to be a 'teacher of teachers and coach for our brass staff and has been nothing less than superior. We are proud to have her on our staff as a guide for our teachers and a role model/expert educator for the membership.

    - The color guard is in phenomenal shape, and I continue to be proud of the work PJ Tankard, Caption Head, does with this group of performers. 33/36 performers have already been contracted and have been for months (with plenty of callbacks in the pipeline to fill the guard). Most corps do not contract their color guards until April due to WGI, but we aggressively selected members early so we could focus on teaching them throughout the offseason.

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    MSAA View from the Chair - May 23

    General Meeting on Tuesday, May 2nd.

    sam recordsWe'll host our first General Meeting of the year on Tuesday, May 2nd, at 7:00 PM CT. These open meetings give you an overall picture of what the Madison Scouts Alumni Association is up to. Attendance is open to everybody. At this meeting, we'll talk about...

    • Our plans for the 2023 DCI season
    • Exciting events such as the Drums on Parade Tailgate and the Indy Finals Meetup
    • Upcoming fundraisers, such as raffles and the yearly vintage shirt fundraiser
    • MSAA merchandise is coming soon
    • The Madison Scouts Hall of Fame
  • Scouts Announce Beebe, Howard, and Stewart as Inaugural Hall of Fame Inductees

    The Madison Scouts, Forward Performing Arts, and the Madison Scouts Alumni Association are pleased to announce the newly established Madison Scouts Hall of Fame, the highest achievement recognition and honor to individuals who have participated in the Madison Scouts organization throughout its long history.

    “We are thrilled to have finally established a Madison Scouts Hall of Fame to recognize, honor, and celebrate those who have given so much to the organization,” said Executive Director Chris Komnick. “Our inaugural class sets the standard of service and leadership and represents the true character of the corps.” This year’s inaugural class of inductees include C.H. Beebe, Bill Howard, and Scott Stewart.

  • Seeking Volunteers to Help Write Recent Scouts History!

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    The Madison Scouts Alumni Association (MSAA) is seeking volunteers to help document the 2000-2021 seasons of the Madison Scouts! This is vital to ensure that the members of the future and alumni can look back on the storied history of the corps and be more connected to "the giants whose shoulders they stand on." A written history of the corps currently exists that covers from the early years of the corps through the end of the Millenium, but a written history for the past two decades doesn't yet exist. We are searching for volunteers to research and write the first draft copy for this project.

  • Volunteer with the Madison Scouts at their Winter Camp in Milton, WI

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    Calling all Madison Scouts alumni, fans, and family in the Wisconsin area!

    The Madison Scouts will need volunteers to help with their upcoming Winter audition camp in Milton, Wisconsin from Dec 28 - Jan 2. The corps needs help with meal prep / serving, as well as driving staff and members from the airport to the camp location. Volunteers can sign up for specific times and days, or help the entirety of the 6-day camp.

    You can make an impact on the current Madison Scouts by showing how much the collective alumni and fan base are supportive of the corps!

    To sign up to volunteer, click here to be taken to a Google sign-up form.

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Help future alumni

The Madison Scouts, a program of Forward Performing Arts, is pleased to announce a $50,000 annual scholarship program in honor of its founder and long-time director, C.H. Beebe. The C.H. Beebe Scholarship Fund will be available to students of the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps and provided through a needs-based application process.

Association Calendar

 MSAA Monthly Meeting
 Jul 21, 2024:  06:00PM - 07:00PM
 MSAA Monthly Meeting
 Aug 18, 2024:  06:00PM - 07:00PM

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