Madison Scouts News

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The latest news from the programs of Forward Performing Arts.
  • The Madison Scouts are excited to announce that over 800 Wisconsin area high school band students will be attending The Whitewater Classic with free tickets provided by a grant program through Forward Performing Arts.
  • The Four Lakes Council Boy Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps, currently known as the Madison Scouts, has a well-documented history of continuous operations since February 3, 1938. However, recent research efforts of historical archives has uncovered evidence that the corps originated on December 3, 1920 under the direction of Lewis Kessler and maintained an active performance schedule through the end of 1925.
  • The Madison Scouts, Forward Performing Arts, and the Madison Scouts Alumni Association are pleased to announce the 2024 inductees to the Madison Scouts Hall of Fame, including Tom Acheson, Jeanne Beckman, Calvin Harris, Bruce Lages, Jim McCarthy, Michael Turner, and Stan Stitgen.
  • Madison Scouts & Forward Leadership are combining forces to present a one-day band camp experience for high school students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on June 22, 2024, and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on July 6, 2024.
  • Get tickets now to support ALS patients in Wisconsin and enjoy live music by the Red Door Duo, the Gabriel Sanchez Quartet, and the Madison Scouts All-Star Alumni Brass Ensemble.
  • The Madison Scouts are honored to announce that Scott Boerma, alumnus and long-time music arranger, has been selected for induction to the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame. Scott has served passionately in the drum corps activity for over 35 years, starting in 1984 as a member of the Scouts (baritone), continuing as a brass instructor in 1986, and ultimately serving as a world-class music arranger for over 30 years with both the Madison Scouts (24 years) and Spirit of Atlanta (6 years). 
  • The Madison Scouts are pleased to announce the Color Guard Instructional Team for the 2024 season, led by PJ Tankard, Caption Head.
  • The Madison Scouts are pleased to announce the Visual Instructional Team for the 2024 season, led by Sierra Rogers, Caption Head.
  • The Madison Scouts are pleased to introduce their drum majors for the 2024 season, including returning drum major Lex Rodrigues Monteiro, veteran front ensemble member Paige Shumney, and new members Jana Paulsen and Andrew Schulte.
  • Marching Health, the leading provider of innovative health and wellness solutions for marching arts performers, is thrilled to announce an official partnership with the renowned Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps. This collaboration marks a significant step towards advancing the physical well-being and performance capabilities of the members who make up the Madison Scouts.
  • This #GivingTuesday, the Madison Scouts ask for your support to help fund the C.H. Beebe Scholarship Fund, a $50,000 annual scholarship program in honor of founder and long-time director, C.H. Beebe.
  • On Thursday, October 26, Madison Scouts Alumnus and Wisconsin band director (St. Croix Central HS) Sean Conway, and Adam Bassak, Baldwin-Woodville HS Band Director, will present “Reimagining the Marching Arts.” The presentation will be from 11:30a.m. to 12:45p.m. in Room G at the Monona Terrace. In this session, Sean and Adam will discuss existing and emerging opportunities for music education via the 'marching arts'.
  • The Madison Scouts are pleased to announce the Brass Instructional Team for the 2024 season, led by Bo Sodders, Caption Head.
  • The Madison Scouts are pleased to announce the Percussion Instructional Team for the 2024 season, including:Donnie Ross, Caption HeadRyan Reed, Assistant Caption HeadJohn Scharf, Battery CoordinatorGarrett Lind, Front Ensemble Coordinator.

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