What People Are Saying About Scouts Honor

After 3 film festival appearances and 10 crowd driven screenings through our theatrical distribution partner, Gathr Films, we’ve received a number of nice comments from audience members. Many of these comments were posted on social media and we thought we should share some of them with you.   (Above comment posted to a message board on “Drum Corps Planet.”) (Above comment posted on Tumblr) There are also a few reviews of... Read More

Amplifying our Message

Our movie is complete and it’s starting to get noticed by fans of the marching arts around the USA. We’re coming up on the four year anniversary of when we conceived the initial idea for the film. It seems like such a long time ago because we’ve been through so much from the idea stage, to the test shoot phase, raising our initial funds, shooting, editing, wrangling the music licenses, more editing, to a finished film. In a lot of... Read More

A Chance to Grow Drum Corps

Each drum corps has their own style, history and rabid fan base. You can compare drum corps to professional football teams in many ways, and you could argue for?days whether each group had a good year, a bad year or if they are heading in the right or wrong direction with their program. This is a competitive activity and the public likes to see a clear winner and analyze the scores. We understand that there are fans of the activity that live and... Read More

Reflecting Back & Moving Forward

The end of the year is a good time to assess what’s been achieved and what’s still left to be done. ?We’ve made great strides over the last 12 months with the documentary. While we had the majority of the footage shot before this time last year, none of it had been edited together. Our post production interns were organizing the media by synchronizing audio to video and adding valuable metadata to make it easier to find the necessary... Read More

Live Filmmaker Q&A with Chuck Henson

Madison Scouts’ alumnus, Chuck Henson will be moderating a LIVE Q&A session with the “Scouts Honor” filmmakers at Noon (CST) on Sunday, December 15th for a “Hangout On Air” on Google+ & YouTube. If you have never heard of a “Hangout On Air,” it is essentially like a live video broadcast that will include the two directors of the documentary Mac Smith and Tom Tollefsen, as well as co-producer John “JT”... Read More

Nisei Matching Challenge

We’re happy to announce that we’ve been approached from representatives from the Nisei Ambassadors Alumni Trust, a group that has supported our documentary film “Scouts Honor” in the past. ?The Nisei Ambassadors drum corps existed from 1959 to 1971. ?They have an alumni base that is still very active and have placed their trust in our vision for the film and its impact on a wider audience. ? To show their continued support,... Read More

Scouts’ Alumni interviewed on the Marching Roundtable

We were very pleased this morning when we heard the new podcast episode from the Marching Roundtable. ?We knew it was going to be about the Madison Scouts’ 75th Anniversary Event and we knew who they interviewed about the festivities, but we had no knowledge of what was talked about specifically during the 45 minute interview. Tim Hinton from the Marching Roundtable interviewed Robert Pilot (70’s Madison Scouts’ alumnus), Chuck Henson... Read More

The Advanced Screening at the 75th Party

This past weekend marked a milestone for both the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps and the “Scouts Honor” project.? Alumni, current Scouts, families, friends, and supporters descended on Madison, Wisconsin for a celebration of the Scouts’ 75 years of continuous operation.? Numerous activities were held, including a golf outing,? amazing displays showcasing the Scouts’ history, and a banquet on Saturday night featuring... Read More

YAMAHA and “Scouts Honor”

Belgian bass drummer, Stijn playing a YAMAHA bass drum during the Madison Scouts’ spring training session in Bloomington, Indiana (May 2012)                     Over the past year we’ve been developing a relationship with YAMAHA. They have very close ties with the Madison Scouts which goes back 29 years. ?The Madison Scouts were the first drum & bugle corps to use YAMAHA instruments... Read More

Anatomy of a Teaser

We’ve gotten a lot of compliments on our teaser trailer that we posted a month ago. It’s very cinematic and the credit truly goes to Nathan Haugaard for his amazing Steadicam work. Many of the crew members that we’ve hired were drum corps veterans and Nathan is no exception. His enthusiasm for the activity could not be contained. Not only was he excited to shoot with us, he quickly learned where he could and more importantly couldn’t... Read More

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