The Home Video Launch


It’s the moment that many of you have been anticipating and we are thrilled to announce that the home video version of our award winning documentary is just around the corner! Pre-orders are now officially available through our online store and we will have discs in hand in June! Now you will be able to invite your friends, neighbors, relatives, and of course those who have not been initiated into the subculture of drum and bugle corps, to your home and play our film for them. And when you do be sure to crank it up! We took great care in capturing the sonic intensity of the live performances and you’ll be putting your home theater system to the test.

We have two versions available for pre-order: the DVD edition, and the Ultimate Bluray Edition + DVD Combo Pack.

The DVD contains two bonus features, one of which is our movie trailer and the other is the “Hornline Featurette.” You may recall that during the early stages of post production we had a fundraising campaign entitled “The March to the Rough Cut.” For every contribution, the contributor got to cast their vote for their favorite section of the drum corps. The hornline became triumphant and now you will see the results.

The Ultimate Bluray Edition + DVD Combo Pack includes everything in the version above, plus an audio commentary track from the directors, over 80 minutes of “Deleted Scenes” with director intros, and the movie teaser.

We are also pleased to announce that these home video versions are also available to our international fans! Please note that the DVD is Region 1 and the Bluray is Region 0. At this time we don’t have any subtitled versions and these are NTSC transfers.

For those of you that contributed and qualified for rewards which include a copy of the movie, we ask that you please send us a quick note?with your current mailing address so that we may confirm that we will be sending your disc to the correct address. Please include your first and last name so that we can double check your info against our records. Please use the “Contact” page on the Gigantic Cranium website.

These two versions of our drum corps movie (DVD & Ultimate Bluray + DVD Combo Pack) will also be available for sale at the Madison Scouts souvie stand this summer, so be sure to stop by before or after you see the 2016 Madison Scouts perform their show “Judas” and encourage your friends to purchase a copy.

We thank you for your patience and your support!

The Scouts Honor Team

A Few Achievements

Cedarburg_Show_Horns07While we’ve been posting regularly on many of our social media accounts for the past months, we realized that we have neglected the “news section” on our website. We have not fallen into a deep dark hole, and we have not forgotten about our fans and loyal supporters. There are some very positive things that have transpired in the life of our drum corps movie, so far. “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood” has….

? Screened at 4 film festivals acrosss the United States, and won awards at 3 of the 4 festivals.

? We’ve had over a dozen articles and interviews published about our film in newspapers, magazines and podcasts.

? There have been 27, one-night-only screenings through our “Theatrical On Demand” distributor Gathr Films in 12 different states across the United States.

? 2,765 tickets have been reserved for these movie theater screenings through Gathr Films.

? 112 people have rated our documentary film on the Internet Movie Database and the average rating is 9.9 out of 10 stars and there are 9 user reviews.

? Our social media accounts, combined, have amassed a total of over 20,000 fans.

We certainly feel proud of the achievements of our film, since films are like children to their filmmakers. You want to see them do well when they go out into the world.

Now we creep very close to the next chapter in the life of our documentary feature film, which is the home video release. As we write this we are only a few days away from sending nearly 200 minutes of video material and over 300 minutes of audio material to the company that will manufacture our DVDs and Blurays.

Preorders for the DVD and the Bluray will be available here on our website in the very near future. Stay tuned for details.

The Scouts Honor Team

The Question You’ve All Been Asking

When can I get the DVD?!? (or one of the variations)

When can I get the Bluray?!??When can I watch it digitally?!? When do I get my contributor copy?!?!?!

Making a movie is more than a full time job and then once it’s finished you have to switch into promotion/marketing and various other modes to get people excited about the film or let them know that it exists. This time last year we were focused on film festival submissions. Then we moved over into our “Theatrical On Demand” distribution model with our friends at Gathr Films. The film was always designed to experience in a movie theater; mainly because of the sound recordings we did of the “live” performances. So we poured all of our energy into getting people to request screenings, and promoting these screenings so that they could be successful. We’re happy to report that we’ve had over 25 of these screenings; many of which were fundraisers that benefited performing arts programs like high school marching bands. This option of experiencing the film in a movie theater is still available and will remain that way into next year. Visit our “Screenings” page for more information.

Assistant picture editor, Adam Clay, gathers pieces for our bonus content.

Assistant picture editor, Adam Clay, gathers pieces for our bonus content.

We did put the home video preparation on the back burner because we wanted as many people to see and hear it in a movie theater, but now we are getting all the materials together to release it in formats that even more people will see. We’ve been collecting the deleted scenes, and putting together some brand new content that will be great bonus material. We’re pushing hard to get these formats out as soon as possible. As soon as we have a solid idea of when the physical discs will be in our hands we will launch the pre-orders and announce the official release date. Don’t worry…we’ll make a great big announcement when this info is ready to go. Pre-orders for the DVD and Blu-ray will be available both here and on the Madison Scouts website.

For those that contributed their hard earned dollars to help us make the film, your rewards will arrive at your home right around the release date. If your address has changed please let us know via by emailing us at: ?info [at]

You’ve been more than patient and we really appreciate that. Thank you for your continued support!

The Scouts Honor Team

How is Filmmaking Like Drum Corps?

Making any kind of art is time consuming and audiences often have trouble?understanding?what really goes into the process of creating something that you are truly proud of. I’ve often said that the two hardest things that I’ve ever done in my life were marching in drum corps and making a movie (which happens to be about drum corps as well.) There are so many parallels between the two activities.

A filmmaker friend of mine alerted me to?this video and it really hits this idea on the head:

You can look at this from two different perspectives when it comes to drum corps. From the corps director (administrative) point of view, and also as a marching member. Some of these fit into both categories.


Corps director/film director (producer) parallels:

? Dealing with business plans, contracts, managing finances

? Constantly modifying schedules

? Non-stop problem solving (equipment breakdowns, location problems, crew drama)

? Coping with bad weather

? Finding creative ways to stretch dollars

? Calling in favors

? Rewrites, show edits & ever changing vision of the final product

? Trying to find a balance between connecting with your audience & judges (critics)


Marching member/crew member/cast member parallels:

? Rehearsing long hours

? Dealing with less than ideal transportation and facilities

? Learning to operate on much less sleep than you are used to

? Figuring out how to work together with people that you may not see eye to eye with

? Live for the heartfelt reactions

? Ultimately the challenging conditions bring everyone closer together, like a family


The best and most important point in the end is that we do this to create something that we hope will affect people, and to be proud that we made this ourselves. Like they mention in the video, filmmaking is a calling; an obsession and the same can be said for drum corps. Both can hardly be achieved by one person alone. They are collaborative activities. We all strive to make something that we are proud to be connected with.

Has the challenges of drum corps connected with your own current professional or recreational challenges? Let us know in the comments below.


Drum Corps and its Impact on Young Adults

Beyond the notes and dots that make up the entertainment purpose of drum corps, the impact that this niche activity has on the lives of young people/students/performers is pretty hard to comprehend unless you have either done it yourself or have seen first hand its effects on someone close to you. Many people can relate to the general idea that extracurricular activities, such as art or sports, can mold people from a young age into a much more well rounded person. Supporters of the youth arts love to evoke the concept that art instills a sense of wonder and creativity in young minds. Likewise, it can be argued that physical activities, such as sports or other team based ventures, are other ways for young people to push their own physical boundaries and reach for competitive excellence all while having fun. Drum corps is a very unique opportunity for those fortunate enough to participate in it because it accomplishes all of the above and more. I wrote an article a while back that touched on how music shaped me in particular, but since our mission at Gigantic Cranium when we undertook this enormous project is bringing drum corps to the uninitiated, I’d like to specifically highlight aspects of drum corps that make it an awesome and unique opportunity for young adults.

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Madison Scouts’ Corps Director, Dann Petersen addresses the members during a meeting. (Still from “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood”)


Living in a Smaller World

At the beginning of our film, there’s a great scene where Corps Director Dann Petersen speaks to the entire corps. Aside from the fact that Dann is great on camera, his speech about ‘the rare opportunity’ that each member of the Madison Scouts has in front of them gives the audience a glimpse of what the corps members will learn throughout their journey documented in our movie. In a nutshell, Dann points out that drum corps are essentially micro-communities filled with people from extremely different walks of life. There are people from each region of the United States, as well as from different corners of the globe all sharing in the effort toward a common goal. It may seem that the few months out of the year these members share together is a short period of time in the scheme of things, but speaking from experience, the highest of highs and the lowest of lows are spent in some very long hours every single one of those days. Before you know it, strangers become family and lifelong friends almost overnight. You see members from the deep south form bonds with members from Boston, Wisconsin, California, Great Britain and Japan. People who you might have never had the opportunity to grow with before, whether they come from different social, political, religious, cultural, or economic backgrounds are now a part of your immediate circle. It is an unforgettable experience to see your world grow exponentially by living in this ‘micro-community’, and it opens your mind to hundreds of new perspectives when you share this common moment.


Becoming Young ADULTS

It is sensible to reason that this grand experience contributes much to the personal growth of the young adults that perform in the drum corps activity. While most people would agree that formative years in high school and college especially are times of self-discovery, it simply cannot be overstated that drum corps forces you to grow and learn more about yourself at a surprisingly fast rate. Ask anyone who has marched before, and they will probably have a story about how they came out of their first summer a different person. In my experience, I remember coming home at the age of 17 from my first summer with the Scouts to shocked parents at how much my demeanor changed, and consequently, to a high school where I felt completely out of place. Spending a few months with dozens of college guys makes high school seem smaller and part of a past life you should have grown out of. This was a great thing for me, because performing gave me a new sense of self-confidence.?The educators and leaders I looked up to gave me examples of the type of man I wanted to become. Drum corps also helped me decide for myself the path of life I wanted to pave for myself by showing me what I was and was not personally capable of.

In Scouts Honor, Dann specifically talks about how an important goal of the Madison Scouts organization is helping men become better men. I remember on tour, when Dann was my director, being told that drum corps may very well be one of the hardest physical things I may have to deal with in my life. Now, don’t get me wrong, life never gets really easy for an adult, but that thought helps put things into perspective. The hardships and joys that go with a summer tour can bring out the best and worst of any person, and true character is often found in these moments. However, when you have an insane goal like perfecting a 12 minute show every day for 4 months, things usually work out well enough and performers more often than not are able to dig up the good in them to finish the season. What makes the final recorded performances you see on DVDs and Blu-Rays so important isn’t so much the program itself, but rather that it is the summation of the efforts of 150 individuals becoming the best version of themselves who were able to come together for 12 minutes of perfection.


Crossing Generations

I don’t intend to stir up any arguments about age?generations, but there isn’t any doubt that the generation currently marching in today’s World Class level drum and bugle corps is by far the most different than any other group before it. These young adults are better connected, better educated, and much more distracted than anyone who marched before me. I actually saw first hand the transition between a corps where a few people had cell phones to a corps where everyone had internet capable smart phones.? Drum corps has gotten even more competitive, and sadly even more expensive. The local kid who grew up around the corps and was more ‘physical worker’ than musician has almost completely been phased out, often replaced by the music major or upper-middle class band geek. In fact, I remember in my second year with the Scouts having a sit down meeting with my brass staff about how our generation has a different understanding of what true “hard work” really is, and how when they marched it was commonplace for many members to come from working class or farming families. The drum corps culture unsurprisingly has changed too, and while many (especially the weirdest) traditions seem to have survived, the members who partake in the new traditions are reflective of our ever changing world. Yet, and though the most seasoned veterans are apt to remind you that “it ain’t what it used to be,” which is true even outside of the drum corps activity, this idea of coming together to strive for a common goal of excellence is something that has never changed.


When I marched the Macy Parade last Thanksgiving, regardless if the person next to me was 50 years old or a 19 year old current member, the atmosphere just felt right. It was amazing to see decades of separation seem irrelevant once rehearsal started and the metronome was ticking. We shared funny and horrific tour stories on the bus, and kids got to see first hand that the legends they had strived to emulate were really just mirrors of themselves from years past. In a sense, the long established tradition of this marching activity helps connect young adults with history and stories of a shared experience that have been around since before they were even born. I am not going to pretend that this is an aspect completely unique to the activity, but the shared experience and tradition of reaching for levels of excellence most people will never see is one that few other activities can rightfully say they can match. To be honest, I probably would not have ever met this amazing team of people at Gigantic Cranium had it not been for a shared passion in the drum corps activity. Likewise, I have seen others discover their career calling because of the relationships and experiences they build while on tour.


Share Your Story

In the end, I really am painting with broad strokes, but Mac asked me to write on a really broad topic (lol). It is a topic I really love talking about, though. Drum corps really is a big-small world, so as I mentioned initially, it’s really hard to do the topic justice when trying to explain how life-changing the activity is for those who have been lucky enough to be a part of it. Anecdotes and stories are really the best tool that we have to spread awareness of our little niche and what it means to us to the world. We really hope our movie can help do just that. We encourage?that those of you have already been a part of this world to please share your stories with the rest of us, since I, along with the rest of Gigantic Cranium, can only hope to scratch the surface.


– Garrick


Home Video Prep and More Screenings

While the 2015 drum corps season is in high gear, we’ve been getting material ready for the home video versions of our documentary film “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood.” We captured hundreds of hours of video and audio during our various production phases and much of it didn’t end up in the finished product. There were also a lot of scenes that were put together that were ultimately removed from the final film. Many of these are being compiled into a series of deleted scenes which will end up on the “Ultimate” Bluray edition of the film. Those along with other bonus features have taken more time than expected to prepare, but we wanted to give you a quick update.

We’re pushing forward with self distributing the film which has it’s own sets of challenges. Soon you will be able to preorder the DVD and Bluray on our website, and there will be a digital version available as well. Hopefully, the downloadable and streaming versions will be available on multiple platforms. We are still working out those details.


Camera operators Matt Noren (Left) and Nathan Haugaard (Right) with Director/Producer Mac Smith

The option of screening the film in your local movie theater is still available and will remain that way into 2016. We firmly believe that the best way to experience our documentary is on the big screen with theatrical surround sound, but we also know that not everyone can see it that way. Therefore the next best thing will be to watch it at home or on the go.

Meanwhile, we’ve had a couple of noteworthy screenings over the past few weeks. Director/Producer, Mac Smith was able to travel to Southern California for a Gathr Films screening in Burbank. The audience was a mixture of drum corps fans, Madison Scouts alumni, crew members and old friends. Mac hosted a Q&A after the film which we broadcasted via Periscope and plan to post on our YouTube channel very soon. It’s always great when one of us can get to a screening to hear the comments, see how people are connecting with the film and answer questions.

Another screening just took place in conjunction with the Madison Scouts’ home show, “Drums on Parade.” An alum of the corps arranged for this special screening at the Barrymore Theater in Madison, Wisconsin, and the venue was full of Scouts alumni, and friends of the corps who cherished the opportunity to watch the film and recollect on their own experiences with the Madison Scouts. Over two dozen alumni gathered at the front of the auditorium after the film to join each other, arm in arm and sing the corps song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” It’s certainly rewarding for us when we hear reactions from alumni of the corps. We did two interviews with journalists from the Madison area leading up to this screening. One with Rob Thomas from the Cap Times and the other with David Klein from Lake Front Row. Our crew is very thankful for the press that we receive about the film.


Madison Scouts alumni singing the corps song “You’ll Never Walk Alone” after the Barrymore Theater screening

If you are considering the option of requesting a screening for this coming Fall, maybe as a fundraiser for a performing arts group, we encourage you to start planning now. It often takes a few weeks for Gathr Films to confirm the requested theater, so it’s best to give yourself at least a 12 week window between the time you request the screening and your actual screening date. The promotion is largely on the shoulders of the person who requests the screening, so pull together a team to help you get the word out because these screenings only happen if enough tickets are presold. A helpful tool to utilize is the Facebook group that we started for “Movie Captains.” Take some time to read through the posts and the comments. You can see what has worked, and not worked for other people. It’s also a great place to ask questions to current & former “Movie Captains,” but also to us, and representatives from Gathr Films.

We appreciate your support and your help getting the word out about our documentary film. Not only are you supporting an indie film, but you are helping to grow the drum corps activity by letting more people know about our movie.

Have a fantastic summer!

The Scouts Honor Team

Growing Drum Corps, One Screening at a Time

11043100_10206291396430077_1833842869869319151_nWe?ve had tremendous responses from people who have seen our documentary film, Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood. At the time of this post, we?ve had over 2,300 people reserve tickets to see our film in a movie theater and we?ve had 18 ?Theatrical On Demand? screenings across the USA. These screenings have been with our partner, Gathr Films. They make the process simple by allowing anyone to request a local screening, free of charge, and Gathr makes all the arrangements with movie theaters. The only thing the ?movie captain? (the person that has requested the screening) has to do, is convince enough people to pre-order enough tickets by a deadline, on the event web page that Gathr creates.

This is a somewhat new distribution model, but we are finding that it works well and gives everyone an opportunity to experience Scouts Honor as it was intended to be seen: up on the big screening with a great sound mix that will make it seem like you are sitting on the 50 yard line, in the center of a drum and bugle corps field show.

There are currently 20 screenings that have been requested for the upcoming months, but have not yet met the minimum number of pre-sold tickets. Please check out the list of these potential screenings which can be found on our “SCREENINGS” page to see if there is a screening in your area or if you can recommend a friend or family member to check out a screening in their area. Please remember, in order for these screenings to occur, a certain number of tickets must be pre-sold by a deadline that it specific for each showing. Click on the links to various screening to get more information and help spread the word to ensure that all of these screenings ?tip!?

East-Coast-Classic1One screening of particular interest for drum corps fans has been requested for July 2nd at the Cinema Du Lux at Patriots Place in Foxboro, Massachusetts. This is a special early afternoon screening of the film and it coincides with the East Coast Classic, the Boston Crusaders? home show, which is a ?live? drum corps show happening that same evening. We think that would make a perfect day of drum corps entertainment! This screening has not yet ?tipped,? but please click on the following to reserve your tickets today:

After a recent screening in the Indianapolis, Indiana area, an audience member posted a very heartfelt response about seeing the film: ?The connection to what these young men went through during their season of drum corps, the drama, the successes, the challenges, I felt it all. If it wasn?t for drum corps, I would not be here today. Drum corps not only changed my life, it also saved my life. This is a wonderful piece of work that truly captures the essence of the activity and I encourage all to try to get a screening in your town.”

We receive messages from audience goers after every screening, and learn how much the film is truly touching people all over the country. It?s wonderful to see these messages and that the movie is not only connecting with people, but having an emotional impact. This includes people who have no prior knowledge of drum corps, which is especially rewarding for us.

Our film currently has an average rating of 9.5 out of 10 stars on the Internet Movie Database which is the go-to resource for the film industry. If you?ve seen the final cut of our film and haven?t given it a rating please take a moment and give it a rating.

We?re still offering the opportunity to performing arts groups to set up ?Theatrical On Demand? screenings as fundraisers for their organization. Wouldn?t be cool if your high school marching band setup a screening to coincide with your group?s ?band camp?? It would be a nice social event and reward for the kids, parents and staff to attend partway through the week. Reach out to us if you have questions about these fundraising screenings by emailing us at “screenings[at]

You can help us by continuing to spread the word about our drum corps movie. Find us across multiple social media channels, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, YouTube, Vimeo and we are now on Instagram! Just sharing, or liking or posts goes a very long way.

Thanks for your continued support!

The Scouts Honor Team

Wisconsin Film Festival Recap

Co-Producer John "JT" Torrijos and Dann Petersen

Co-Producer John “JT” Torrijos and Dann Petersen

Earlier this month, Co-Producer, John “JT” Torrijos, traveled to Madison, Wisconsin to attend the 2015 Wisconsin Film Festival for two screenings of our documentary film. This festival was quite significant to us because Madison is the hometown of the subject matter of our film, the Madison Scouts drum and bugle corps. For numerous reasons, the corps has spent less time over recent years in Madison itself, so this was our chance to showcase the organization in the town where they were founded back in 1938.

One of the stars from our film resides in Madison as well as one of our crew members, Dann Petersen, the Madison Scouts’ Corps Director as well as Madison Scouts Alumnus, Chris Hollenback who was our Story Consultant on the film. They both joined John “JT” Torrijos for the screenings.

Our first screening wasn’t in the most ideal time slot which was a weekday morning, but the screening was more than 80% full. There were only a handful of drum corps people at this first screening therefore the majority of the crowd were regular film festival goers. The audience really connected with the film and created enough buzz that our second screening on Sunday afternoon was completely sold out. Unfortunately a number of people were turned away from seeing the film this second time around. Again, there were only a few drum corps fans at the screening and the attendees were very complimentary about the film. Many of them were very moved by the story.

Hearing that our documentary feature was connecting with general audiences was very gratifying. Our goal has always been to create a movie that works for not only people who are fans of DCI and the drum corps activity, but for those who are coming in with no previous knowledge. These two film festival screenings?cemented the fact that our film truly has the power to introduce the drum corps subculture to people across the country


Dann Petersen who acts as somewhat of a narrator in the film, and “JT,” who not only Co-Produced the film, but did much of the 5.1 audio recordings of the “live” drum corps performances in the film, did a Q&A after each screening. Like many of the screenings that we’ve attended, audiences want to know what our three characters are doing nowadays.

We would like to thank Ben Reiser, the Sundance Cinemas in Madison, and all of the other people who made our crew feel welcome at the festival. They did a wonderful job showcasing our film and so many others at their annual event. Stay tuned for news about another screening happening in Madison, in the coming months.

The “Scouts Honor” Team

An Exciting Week of Crowd Driven Screenings

Madison Scouts alumni at the Mason, OH screening on March 30, 2015

Madison Scouts alumni at the Mason, OH screening on March 30, 2015

Audience members in Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin attended screenings of our drum corps movie this past week thanks to our “Theatrical On Demand” partner Gathr Films. There were large turnouts at all the locations?and for the first time we had two screenings happening on the same night in two different locations! Our film not only inspires people by showing them a unique look inside the subculture of DCI, but it has become a great excuse for drum corps alumni to come together for a fun night out. We love seeing pictures from the screenings and how many alumni of the Madison Scouts have been at each one.


Grantis, and David at the Canton, MI screening, on April 1, 2015

All three of these screenings were fundraising opportunities for local music ensembles. The Eau Claire, Wisconsin screening was a fundraiser for the Chippewa Falls High School band program, and the Canton, Michigan screening benefitted the Plymouth Canton drumline. We will give a portion of the ticket proceeds to both of those groups.

Halftime Magazine, which has been very supportive of our documentary film hosted a screening in Mason, OH and they turned it into a really fun event. Christine Katzman from Halftime Magazine utilized her connections and was able to secure raffle prizes from Yamaha, Music for All, and Band Shoppe. Halftime Magazine also set aside?$500 to donate to one lucky band and William Mason High School Marching Band was the winner. In order to help boost ticket sales to make sure the minimum ticket number was reached in time, Scouts’ alum and music educator, Brandon Jones made a pledge to donate $1 for every ticket sold to the Mason band program. Christine decided that the portion of the ticket proceeds should benefit the Madison Scouts Color Guard Fellowship Fund. This fund is a scholarship which helps current members of the Madison Scouts Color Guard with their tuition fees.

We would like to thank the three “Movie Captains” from these screenings for doing a terrific job of promotion. Without their hard work the ticket quotas would not have been reached and their screenings would not have happened. We were told that one of the most important tools that led them to be successful was the Facebook group that we have for “Movie Captains.” It’s a forum where you can easily ask questions to other “Movie Captains,” to us…the filmmakers, and to representatives from Gathr Films. We highly recommend that you join this group and join in the conversation if you are considering being a “Movie Captain” for a future screening. Thank you to David Lofy, Kristan Norquist-Rodwell and Christine Katzman.

Alumni at the Eau Claire, WI screening on March 30, 2015

Scouts Alumni and friends at the Eau Claire, WI screening on March 30, 2015

Be sure to check our Gathr Films Map Widget often to see where the current screenings are located and do what you can to support, and help them be successful. Whether it’s buying a ticket or just telling a friend about a screening, it all helps. We rely heavily on “word of mouth” for our project, so please do what you can to spread the word.

Thank you!

The Scouts Honor Team

Special Fundraiser Screening for the Blue Devils “C” Corps

BDCscreeningSmallPicThe Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps and the directors of the feature length documentary ?Scouts Honor: Inside A Marching Brotherhood? are pleased to announce a special screening of the film in Concord, California. On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, the movie will be shown at the Brenden Theatres located at 1985 Willow Pass Road in Concord. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the film will start at 7:00 p.m.

Also appearing for a Q&A session after the screening will be director/producer Mac Smith and co-producer John ?JT? Torrijos. Tickets are $10.00 and all proceeds will benefit the Blue Devils ?C? Corps. As a special bonus, all ticket holders will receive a free small popcorn and a $9.00 voucher for a future movie at Brenden Theatres!
Tickets are available HERE (Updated 5-13-15, please purchase additional tickets and pick up your will call purchase at Brendan Theatres). There will be a limited number of tickets available at the theater on the day of the screening, so it is suggested that you buy tickets on-line beforehand.

The directors of the film, both alumni of the Madison Scouts, have long wanted to make a documentary on the marching music activity and the Madison Scouts in particular, having realized years ago what an impact such an intense activity performed at such a young age had on their lives outside of music. Their goal is to raise awareness of positive youth activities, like drum corps, which craft young people into better adults which will ultimately benefit society.

One of the aspects of the documentary that the filmmakers are particularly proud of is the sound recordings of the Madison Scouts? field performances. Co-producer John ?JT? Torrijos recorded the live performances with 5.1 audio mixing in mind, wanting to allow the listening audience in the theater to experience these powerful performances as if they were on the 50 yard line of an actual show. The filmmakers are convinced that anyone who watches the documentary in a theater will get pulled into the personal stories that they follow, as well as the ?wow factor? of the live performance sound recordings that will keep audience members on the edge of their seats.

The Blue Devils “C” corps is made up of kids in Northern California between the ages of 8 and 14 and they perform both in parades and field shows throughout the Spring and Summer. They can be seen at?both the Stanford show and the Blue Devils “Family Day” along with both the “A” and “B” corps.BDCscreening04small