Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps

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Madison Scouts
Drum and Bugle Corps
Madison Scouts logo.png
LocationMadison, Wisconsin
DivisionWorld Class
Founded1920 [1]
Executive DirectorChris Komnick
Corps DirectorDavid Lofy
Championship titlesCYO- 1974, 1975
VFW- 1980
DCI- 1975, 1988

The Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps (also known as "The Scouts", "Scouts", or "Madison") is a World Class competitive junior drum and bugle corps. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, the Madison Scouts was one of the thirteen founding member corps of Drum Corps International (DCI) and is a two-time DCI World Champion. Until the Madison Scouts in 2018 featured a female performer for only the fourth time in the corps' history, naming her the "first female full-member" of the corps, they had remained one of only two all-male corps, the other being The Cavaliers.[2] On July 7, 2019, The Scouts made it official, adopting a "non-discrimination policy that expands membership to all genders to participate in the Madison Scouts, effectively opening the way for women to become members of the corps." [3]

History[edit | edit source]

The corps originated on December 3, 1920 under the direction of Lewis Kessler and maintained an active performance schedule through the end of 1925.

Leadership changes in the Council combined with flagging participation in Scouting resulted in the corps activity being paused in the fall of 1925. Attempts were made in 1928 and 1930 to restart the corps but to no avail, likely hampered by the Great Depression. A revitalization of the Council began in 1935, which saw the return of Lewis Kessler’s involvement.

In October 1937, the Four Lakes Council began to actively recruit members to restart the corps. The 1938 redux would have E.J. Hess as its director and Clarence H. Beebe as the corps' director, a position he would hold for thirty years until his death in 1968 The advisory committee to guide the musical unit included none other than Lewis Kessler, the original corps director.

In its early days, the corps performed concerts and appeared in many local parades. During World War II the corps participated in War Bond rallies. The corps was split in 1951, with the older members becoming the Madison Explorer Scouts and the younger assigned to the Madison Junior Scouts, a cadet "feeder" corps for the older unit.[4][5]

In 1954 the Explorer Scouts entered field competitions and, in their first "national" competition, finished second at the VFW Nationals in Philadelphia. They repeated as runners-up at Boston in 1955. In 1956, they attended the American Legion Nationals in Los Angeles and also placed second. They were then finalists at VFW Nationals from 1957 through 1962, and also made American Legion Finals in 1958 and 1959. In the early 1960s the corps switched from Explorer Scout uniforms to West Point cadet style uniforms. While attending VFW Nationals from 1964 through 1969, they made a finals appearance only with a 10th place tie in 1966. In 1969, Bill Howard became corps director, and the corps returned to wearing Explorer uniforms. The corps made immediate improvements and returned to VFW finals in 1970 and 1971.[4][5]

In 1971, at the urging of Cavaliers founder Don Warren and Troopers founder Jim Jones, the Blue Stars, Cavaliers, Madison Scouts, Santa Clara Vanguard, and Troopers formed the Midwest Combine. This was in reaction to the rigid, inflexible rules of the American Legion and VFW (the primary rule makers and sponsors of both corps and shows), and the low or nonexistent performance fees paid for appearing in the various competitions. The corps felt that the existing competitive circuits stifled creativity and starved corps financially. (A similar group of Eastern corps, the United Organization of Junior Corps, also known as the Alliance, was formed by the 27th Lancers, Garfield Cadets, Boston Crusaders, Blessed Sacrament Golden Knights, and Blue Rock.) The Combine members believed that member corps should be able to make their own rules, operate their own competitions and championships, and keep the bulk of the monies earned. For the 1971 season, the corps stuck together, offering show promoters the five corps as a package. Despite pressure on show sponsors, judges, and other drum corps, the Combine corps booked into a number of shows together. They even hosted a multi-corps competition themselves, which was a spectacular success despite fears of failure that lasted until a standing-room-only crowd arrived at the last moment.[6][7]

The Madison Scouts, 2008

In 1972 all ten corps from the Midwest Combine and the Alliance—plus the Anaheim Kingsmen, Argonne Rebels, and De La Salle Oaklands—were founding members of Drum Corps International, which remains the sanctioning body for junior corps in North America. At the first DCI World Championships in Whitewater, Wisconsin, the Scouts finished in fourteenth in a competition that featured thirty-nine corps from the East, the South, the West Coast, the Midwest and Great Plains, and Canada. In 1973, the Scouts rose all the way up to fourth place. The following year they were DCI runners-up, and in Philadelphia in 1975, the Madison Scouts became the third corps to win the DCI World Championship. Throughout the 1970s the Scouts became regulars in CYO Nationals as well, making Finals in 1973 through 1979 and winning in 1974 and 1975.

In 1980, after sixteen previous appearances and ten prior Finals, the Madison Scouts won VFW Nationals in Chicago. That year they toured Canada, finishing sixth at the DCI Finals in Birmingham, Alabama, with only a 3.55 points difference between first and sixth. At this time the corps started working towards composing the entire staff with Scouts alumni, with Bill Howard stepping down and being replaced by Scott Stewart as corps director.[4][5]

Through the 1980s Madison stayed in DCI Finals but generally never made it to the championship level. In June 1988, after winning their first five Drum Corps Midwest (DCM) shows, the Madison Scouts went to Europe as part of their fiftieth anniversary celebration. They presented clinics and performed in exhibition at contests that included all of the corps from Great Britain, the Netherlands, and Germany. The corps returned to find themselves trailing Phantom Regiment, Star of Indiana, and The Cavaliers at the DCM Championships in DeKalb, Illinois. At DCI Midwest in Whitewater, they were behind the Santa Clara Vanguard and Blue Devils. Improving as the season went on, by DCI South in Birmingham, Alabama, they trailed only Santa Clara. And, by DCI Semifinals in Kansas City, Missouri, the Madison Scouts were in command, with a performance that left the crowd screaming for more. They gave more in Finals and won their second DCI World Championship.[4][5]

The Madison Scouts, 2005.

In 1990 the organization dropped the name Scouts from the corporate name and allowed the charter for Boy Scout Troop 600 to lapse, although the corps remained affiliated with Scouting for another two decades. The Scouts began the conversion to three valve horns in 1991. By 1992, Madison was marching more than a dozen members from outside the U.S., with members coming from Canada, Great Britain, Japan, and the Netherlands. In 1995 the Junior Scouts merged with the Capitolaires Drum and Bugle Corps, an all-girl corps from Madison. The resulting coed Capital Sound Drum and Bugle Corps would operate under the Madison banner, and the Capitolaires' bingo game further solidified the Scouts' finances. Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps was brought into the Madison organization in 1997, relocating from Montgomery, Alabama to Lexington, Kentucky in order to compete in DCM. Through the 1990s, the Scouts would continue to place as a Finalist in DCI with a series of successful programs.[4][5] m

The century turned with the Madison Scouts still in the DCI Top Twelve. In 2002, South Africa was added to the list of countries represented in the corps' membership, and Scott Stewart retired after a fourteenth-place finish at the 2002 DCI Finals, at home in Camp Randall Stadium. This was the first year the Scouts had not placed in the Top Twelve since 1973, and only the second time that the Scouts had missed Finals in DCI's 31 seasons. The corps would return to Finals in 2003-2006, but with frequent staff turnover they fell to fifteenth in 2007 and again in 2009. The Organization would also sever its ties to both Capitol Sound and Southwind.

In 2010 Jim Mason, former director of Star of Indiana and its offshoots, was hired as program coordinator / artistic director. The Madison Scouts returned to DCI Finals under his guidance in 2010 through 2014. In 2014 Mason's petitions to DCI brought about a major change of format: for the first time, any brass instrument was allowed in field competition. The Scouts' 2014 show featured a trombone quartet to some controversy.

2015 brought the return of Scott Boerma, who had previously arranged Madison's music from 1989-2006, as brass arranger. The Scouts achieved a momentary rise to 8th place that year. However, success did not last long, as the corps dipped to their lowest-ever positions of 16th place in 2018 and 17th in 2019.[5]

Sponsorship[edit | edit source]

The Madison Scouts are sponsored by Forward Performing Arts Association, Inc., a 501 (c) (3)[8] musical organization that has a Board of Directors, corps director, and staff assigned to carry out the organization's mission. The Executive Director is Chris Komnick and the Programs Director is David Lofy.[9]

Since 2017 the organization has also sponsored the Mad Brass SoundSport team, a marching band competing in DCI's SoundSport activity.[10] In 2018 the organization will add Fleurish Winds, a coed ensemble that will perform in WGI Winds.[11]

Show summary (1972-2022)[edit | edit source]


Gold background indicates DCI Championship; pale blue background indicates DCI Class Finalist; pale green background indicates DCI semifinalist.

Year Theme Repertoire Score Placement
1972 American History Civil War Music / Yankee Doodle by Richard Shuckburgh 77.45 14th
1973 Ballet in Brass by Vic Schoen / Bajour by Walter Marks (composer) and Ernest Kinoy /
God Bless the Child by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr. /
Brian's Song by Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman, and Marilyn Bergman /
Battle Hymn of the Republic by William Steffe and Julia Ward Howe /
Marching Through Georgia by Henry Clay Work / Camptown Races by Stephen Collins Foster /
Just Before The Battle, Mother by George F. Root /
Jesus Loves The Little Children by George F. Root and Clare Herbert Woolston / Dixie by Daniel Decatur Emmett
83.55 4th
1974 Ballet in Brass by Vic Schoen / Bond Street by Benjamin Frankel /
God Bless the Child by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr. /
Slaughter on 10th Avenue (from On Your Toes) by Richard Rodgers /
Brian's Song by Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman, and Marilyn Bergman
88.85 2nd
1975 Slaughter on 10th Avenue (from On Your Toes) by Richard Rodgers / Mac Arthur Park by Jimmy Webb /
Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin / Dueling Banjos by Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith /
The Way We Were by Marvin Hamlisch, Alan Bergman, and Marilyn Bergman
92.50 1st
1976 Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa / Macarthur Park by Jimmy Webb /
Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin / Dueling Banjos by Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith /
The Way We Were by Marvin Hamlisch, Alan Bergman, and Marilyn Bergman
90.70 2nd
1977 New York, New York (from On the Town) & Selections from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein 87.30 5th
1978 Malaguena by Ernesto Lecuona / God Bless the Child by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog, Jr. /
Main Theme, Ben's Theme, Princess Leia's Theme, The Last Battle & The Coronation
From Star Wars by John Williams /
How Deep is Your Love? by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb
89.55 4th
1979 The Sorcerer and the Latin by Vic Schoen / Bohemian Rhapsody by Freddie Mercury /
Granada Smoothie by Mark Taylor / Pieces of Dreams by Michele Legrand
84.50 8th
1980 They're Playing Our Song by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager /
Malaguena by Ernesto Lecuona / New Country by Jean-Luc Ponty /
Through the Eyes of Love by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager
87.05 6th
1981 Numero Uno by Louie Bellson / Malaguena by Ernesto Lecuona /
Down Wind by Pierre Moerlen / Through the Eyes of Love by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager
92.60 3rd
1982 Slaughter on 10th Avenue (from On Your Toes) by Richard Rodgers / Strawberry Soup by Don Ellis /
Down Wind by Pierre Moerlen /
Through the Eyes of Love by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager
90.75 5th
1983 Colas Breugnon Overture by Dmitry Kabalevsky / Strawberry Soup by Don Ellis /
Calico (from Cats) / Memory (from Cats) by Andrew Lloyd Webber
86.45 5th
1984 Ballet in Brass by Vic Schoen / Waltz of the Mushroom Hunters by Greg Hopkins /
Calico (from Cats) / Memory (from Cats) by Andrew Lloyd Webber
94.60 5th
1985 Four Score and Seven & Ballet In Brass by Vic Schoen /
Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
95.00 4th
1986 Alex's Rag by Whistlin' Alex Moore / Harlem Suite by Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington /
Starlight Express by Andrew Lloyd Webber
91.3 7th
1987 Captain from Castile by Alfred Newman / An American In Paris by George Gershwin /
Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa
90.40 6th
1988 Concerto For Guitar and Jazz Orchestra by Paul Hart /
Malaguena by Ernesto Lecuona
97.10 1st
1989 Make His Praise Glorious by Bill and Robin Wolaver/
Slaughter on 10th Avenue (from On Your Toes) by Richard Rodgers
93.60 7th
1990 Undiscovered Madison The Lemon Squeeze by Mark Kirk/ Remembrance by Paul Hart /
I Can Cook Too (from On the Town) by Leonard Bernstein
88.70 9th
1991 City of Angels Prologue and Theme, With Every Breath I Take, Alaura's Theme, Funny & I'm Nothing Without You
From City of Angels by Cy Coleman
92.0 7th
1992 City of Angels Prologue and Theme, L.A. Blues, You Gotta Look Out for Yourself, With Every Breath I Take & Funny
From City of Angels by Cy Coleman
93.70 5th
1993 Reflection and Evolution Numero Uno by Louie Bellson / Strawberry Soup by Don Ellis / Encore by Scott Boerma and Taras Nahirniak 91.90 6th
1994 Santos by Louie Bellson / Cuban Overture by George Gershwin / Malaga by Bill Holman 92.20 6th
1995 A Drum Corps Fan's Dream:
A Day in the Life
of a Bull Fighter
El Toro Caliente by Scott Boerma / Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo /
La Danza Pasillo by Taras Nihirniak and Jeff Moore / Malaga by Bill Holman
95.40 4th
1996 A Drum Corps Fan's Dream:
Part Dos
A Mis Abuelos by Arturo Sandoval / Bolero by Maurice Ravel /
En Fuego (On Fire) by Michel Camilo / Malaguena by Ernesto Lecuona
91.50 6th
1997 The Pirates of Lake Mendota The Adventure Begins by Scott Boerma / A day in port (Songs of the Quay) by Goff Richards /
Moods of the Sea (based on Tall Ships Suite) by David Royalance / Confrontation and Finale by Taras Nihirniak
93.90 5th
1998 Power, Pizzaz,
and All That Jazz!
Lupin by Yuji Ohno /
Swingin' Peter . . . Sweet & Hall of the Mountain King (from Peer Gynt Suite #1) by Edvard Grieg /
Remembrance by Paul Hart
91.90 6th
1999 Selections from
Jesus Christ Superstar
I Don't Know How to Love Him (on-field warm up) /
Heaven on Their Minds, Everything's All Right, King Herod's Song, Trial and Crucifixion, John 19:41& Superstar
All from Jesus Christ Superstar' by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
93.40 6th
2000 The Cossack Brotherhood The Gadfly – Finale by Dmitri Shostakovich / Meadowland (Traditional) /
Ballet Suite No 1 – Galop by Dmitri Shostakovich /
Gopak (from Gayne Ballet) & Masquerade – Romance by Aram Khachaturian /
Taras Bulba – Overture by Franz Waxman
85.50 10th
2001 Hot Jazz -
Madison Style
The Fire and the Flame; Oh, Those Martian Blues; Symphonie Pour L'Orchestre Americain & Ballet In Brass
All by Vic Schoen
86.55 11th
2002 Conquest Captain from Castile by Alfred Newman / Asturias by Isaac Albéniz / Conquistador by Jay Chattaway /
Conquistadores by Jim Centorino / Save El Dorado by Hans Zimmer
84.85 14th
The Music of Benoit Jutras
Jardin Chinois, Distorted (from La Nouba), Atmadja, Urban, Reve Rouge & Incantation (from Quidam)
All by Benoit Jutras
89.55 8th
2004 MadiSonic Sound Piece for Jazz Orchestra by Oliver Nelson / Malaga by Bill Holman 91.175 8th
2005 The Carmen Project Carmen by Georges Bizet 92.625 6th
2006 Primal Forces Feast Day In Seville by Isaac Albéniz / Harp Concerto by Alberto Ginastera /
Gabriel's Oboe (from The Mission) by Ennio Morricone / Malambo (Finale from Estancia) by Alberto Ginastera
87.70 9th
2007 Unbound Uninvited by Alanis Morissette / Kashmir by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Bonham /
Pie Jesu (from Requiem Mass) by Gabriel Fauré / Libertango by Astor Piazolla
81.85 15th
2008 La Noche de la Iguana -
Inteligencia, Pasión, Progreso
La Noche de los Mayas by Silvestre Revueltas / Danza de los Duendes by Nancy Galbraith /
Estancia Ballet & Harp Concerto by Alberto Ginastera /
Danzon No. 2 by Arturo Marquez / Concierto Candela for Solo Percussion and Orchestra by Gabriela Ortiz
85.225 12th
2009 Relámpago The Forces of Nature by Vince Oliver / Malaga by Bill Holman /
Two Left-Footed Mambo – Baron Cimetiere's Mambo by Donald Grantham /
Love Is in the Air by Vince Oliver / A Turn to the Dark Side – Candela by Gabriela Ortiz /
Relámpago's Triumphant Return – Margariteña by Inocente Carreño
82.40 15th
2010 Slaughter on 10th Avenue (from On Your Toes) by Richard Rodgers / Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin 88.95 10th
2011 New York Morning New York, New York (from On the Town) by Leonard Bernstein /
Oh What a Beautiful Morning from Oklahoma! by Rodgers & Hammerstein /
Beautiful Mourning & Requiem by Robert W. Smith / Empire State of Mind by Alicia Keys
87.55 10th
2012 Reframed Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky / Malaga by Bill Holman /
The Way We Were by Marvin Hamlisch, Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman /
Through The Eyes Of Love (Theme from Ice Castles) by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager /
Malaguena by Ernesto Lecuona
88.00 9th
2013 Corps of Brothers -
75 Years of Survival
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 by Brian Tyler / Corps of Brothers Fanfare by Robert W. Smith /
Night on Bald Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky / The Battle Rages by Lee Beddis, Nick Pourcho, and Robert W. Smith /
Afghanistan 2025 by Jack Wall / You'll Never Walk Alone by Rodgers & Hammerstein
90.10 9th
2014 Time Trip -
The Music of Stan Kenton
and Don Ellis
Fanfare for the New by Hugo Montenegro / Passacaglia and Fugue by Allyn Ferguson /
Concerto to End All Concertos by Stan Kenton /
Bulgarian Bulge, Open Wide, Niner Two & Final Analysis by Don Ellis
87.575 11th
2015 78th & Madison Fanfare and opener featuring NYC (from Annie) by Charles Strouse /
Gotta Dance (aka Broadway Rhythm) & Good Morning (both from Singin' in the Rain) by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed /
I Got Rhythm by George & Ira Gershwin /
Moses Supposes (from Singin' in the Rain) by Roger Edens, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green /
The Boy Next Door (from Meet Me in St. Louis) by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane /
Traffic Jammin’ (from New York Cityscape for Wind Ensemble) by Jeff Tyzik /
Get Happy by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler / Happy Days Are Here Again by Milton Ager and Jack Yellen
88.750 8th
2016 Judas Overture, Heaven on their Minds, Everything's Alright, Gethsemane, Trial before Pilate, I Don't Know How to Love Him, and Superstar
All from Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice /
Judas by Stefani Germanotta (Lady Gaga) and Nadir Al-Khayat (RedOne)
85.263 13th
2017 The Last Man Standing Territorial Claim – Pilentze Pee (A Birdie Sings) (Traditional) / Miraculous Mandarin by Béla Bartók /
Depletion – Original composition by Nick Pourcho /
O2 – Original composition by Scott Boerma, Nick Porcho, & James Sparling /
Hope & Despair – Original composition by Scott Boerma, Nick Pourcho, & James Sparling
The Battle WithinMusic for Prague 1968 by Karel Husa / Pilentze Pee Reprise (Traditional)
85.25 12th
2018 Heart & Soul You Are Variations by Steve Reich / Serenada Schizophrana by Danny Elfman /
Rhyme of Taigu by Zhou Long / Shape of My Heart by Gordon Sumner (aka Sting) /
Aurora Awakes by John Mackey / Ainadamar by Osvaldo Golijov /
34 Klezma by Michael League (Snarky Puppy) / End of the Game by Sting .
Heart and Soul by Hoagy Carmichael and Frank Loesser
82.988 16th
2019 Majestic Afterburners (Original music) by Chuck Naffier / Backlash (from Euneirophrenia) by Simon Dobson /
715–CR∑∑KS by Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) / Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra by Benjamin Britten / One Voice by Barry Manilow
82.138 17th
2020 Season cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2021 Between the Lines Asturias (Leyenda) by Isaac Albéniz / Für Elise by Ludwig van Beethoven / Carmen by Georges Bizet /
Souvenirs d'Andalousie by Louis Moreau Gottschalk / Caprice No. 24 by Niccolò Paganini / Malagueña Salerosa (traditional)
2022 Installation 85 Rubric by Phillip Glass and Tyondai Braxton / Love on a Real Train by Tangerine Dream / Bangkok by Steve Vai /
Star-Crossed by Dolan Sipes / As the World Caves by Sarah Cothran / 34 Klezma by Snarky Puppy /
Original music by Daniel Montoya Jr.
83.725 15th

Caption Awards[edit | edit source]

At the annual World Championship Finals, Drum Corps International (DCI) presents awards to the corps with the high average scores from prelims, semifinals, and finals in five captions. Prior to 2000 and the adoption of the current scoring format, the Madison Scouts won these captions:

High General Effect Award

  • 1974 (tie), 1988

High Visual Award

  • 1975, 1988

High Color Guard Award

  • 1983

High Brass Award

  • 1973, 1974, 1975, 1995 (3 way tie)

Traditions[edit | edit source]

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Having originated as a unit within the Boy Scouts, the Madison Scouts have historically utilized some form of the fleur-de-lis in their logo. Over the past several decades, different customized fleurs have been created and used to represent the corps. In 2009 the corps developed and officially adopted and a unique fleur and badge logo that is currently in use as the corps' official trademarked logo. The corps' official colors are dark green and white.[13]

Corps song[edit | edit source]

The Scouts first performed You'll Never Walk Alone as a part of their first field show in 1954. Challenged by the Cavaliers singing Over The Rainbow in 1957, the corps responded with You'll Never Walk Alone, and it has remained the official corps song to this day.[5]

Female performers[edit | edit source]

In both the 1971 production of "The Wizard of Oz" and the 2005 production of "Carmen", the Scouts used one female performer in each show. At VFW Nationals in 1980, 3 females joined the corps as guests in the "American party," which displayed the Wisconsin, American, and VFW flags. All females were considered "guest performers" of the all-male corps.[12] In 2018, the Scouts featured a female performer for the fourth time in the corps' history, the first ever to be designated a full member.[14]

On July 7, 2019, The Scouts made it official, adopting a "non-discrimination policy that expands membership to all genders to participate in the Madison Scouts, effectively opening the way for women to become members of the corps."

Madison city flag[edit | edit source]

Corps members Rick and Dennis Stone, assisted by color guard instructor John Fries, designed a flag for the corps' color guard to carry as a flag for the City of Madison, which did not have a city flag. On April 12, 1962 the Madison City Council adopted a resolution adopting this flag as the official flag of the city of Madison. In 2007, to honor the Madison Scouts' seventieth anniversary and the forty-fifth anniversary of its adoption as the city flag, the City of Madison presented a flag to the corps, which the Scouts continue to carry on tour.[4]

Scouting and the Madison Scouts[edit | edit source]

Throughout most of its history, the corps was an Explorer Troop (Post 600) of the Four Lakes Council. The corps was eventually reassigned as Venturing Crew 600 of the Glacier's Edge Council. In 2011, the corps was reassigned as an Explorer Post.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Newly Discovered Madison Scouts History Dates Back to 1920". Madison Scouts. 30 December 2020. Retrieved 30 December 2020.
  2. "Corps". Drum Corps International. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  3. "Madison Scouts will open ranks to all genders". Drum Corps International. 7 July 2019. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 A History of Drum & Bugle Corps, Vol. 2; Steve Vickers, ed.; Drum Corps World, pub.; 2003
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 "The Drum Corps Repertoire Database". 1973-08-08. Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  6. "News: Determination: Believing in the Midwest Combine". 2004-03-12. Retrieved 2014-05-28.
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  8. "Madison Scouts Announce New..." FloSports/FloMarching. February 1, 2017. Retrieved February 9, 2017.
  9. "Educational Excellence". Madison Scouts. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
  10. "Mad Brass to Honor Clyde Stubblefield". Forward Performing Arts Association, Inc. April 11, 2017. Retrieved June 23, 2017.
  11. "Introducing Fleurish Winds". Forward Performing Arts Association, Inc. October 6, 2017. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Madison Scouts/Repertoire". DCX: The Drum Corps Xperience. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  13. "Madison Scouts". DrumCorpsWiki. 2013-01-02. Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  14. "Scouts Production to Feature Female Soloist". FORWARD PERFORMING ARTS, INC. 24 February 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2018.

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