In one unforgettable summer, three young men commit themselves to one of the most demanding youth activities in the country -- World Class drum and bugle corps:

A veteran drumline member steps into a leadership role for the first time;

a 15-year-old trumpet player from Texas becomes the youngest member of the entire corps;

and a color guard member fights to finish his final season after receiving a life-changing diagnosis.

Often referred to as “marching band on steroids,” drum and bugle corps pushes young people to extreme levels, both physically and mentally -- all for one 11-minute performance.

All three young men march with the Madison Scouts from Madison, Wisconsin.

The strong brotherhood of this all-male organization helps them through their struggles and celebrates their triumphs.




We are excited to let you know that “Scouts Honor: Inside A Marching Brotherhood” will be shown in its entirety on Friday, March 26th at 10:00 CST on Wisconsin Public Television’s DIRECTOR’S CUT. This series spotlights independent films with a Wisconsin connection. In honor of the screening, co-director Mac Smith travelled to the WPTV studios […]


When we first started on this project, perhaps our biggest goal was to capture the sound of the live drum corps experience and translate it into theaters, living rooms, and laptops. This was a massive undertaking when you realize that recording a performance of the Madison Scouts involves capturing each note of a 150-person ensemble […]

Looking Back at 2016 and the Next Phase for SCOUTS HONOR

2016 was a very big year for our documentary film “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood.” The first third of the year was spent producing all the elements for the home video release. Co-Producer John “JT” Torrijos and Assistant Picture Editor Adam Clay, put together over 80 minutes of delete d scenes and additional content […]

“Scouts Honor” now available on Google Play, Amazon Video, and iTunes

We are thrilled to announce that our drum corps documentary, “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood,” is now available to purchase and rent at the digital marketplaces for Google Play and Amazon Video!  This greatly expands the ways in which you can view and enjoy the movie, including watching the film right on your phone!  […]