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.... Read More

An Exciting Week of Crowd Driven Screenings

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... 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

Audience Award at the Twin Cities Film Fest

While we are still in the early stages of the release for our drum corps movie, we’ve had some pretty?exciting experiences so far. At the end of October, Producer/Director Mac Smith traveled to St. Louis Park, Minnesota for the Twin Cities Film Fest. This was the third film festival for “Scouts Honor” and all the staff members and volunteers made us feel incredibly welcome. TCFF Managing Director, Bill Cooper and Mac Smith TCFF was... Read More

Twin Cities Film Festival

We never imagined that our documentary film would be screening in a film festival that would be showcasing films by the likes of Jason Reitman and Courtney Cox, but that’s exactly what’s about to happen. Our third film festival, and certainly the biggest to date is the Twin Cities Film Festival which is happening in October.?We’re thrilled to be part of this 10 day film festival which takes place in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 40 feature... Read More

Thank you for funding “The Way We Were”!

We would like to thank all the generous contributors to the crowdfunding campaign for the song “The Way We Were”. This was the first song of the “Battle of the Decades” challenge which represents the Madison Scouts from the 1970s. The following contributors have made it possible for this particular song to be in our drum corps movie: ? Cielle Clemenceau ? Zachary Foster ? Kristin Mathews ? Michael Garvin ? Dennis Stone ? Joseph... Read More


Which decade of the Madison Scouts is the best? Both alumni and fans of the corps have very strong opinions. That’s because they are very passionate about the activity and there’s nothing wrong with that. We’ve decided to pin the different decades of the corps (alumni & fans) against each other to see which one can get a popular Madison Scouts song that appears in our movie funded the fastest. The race started on August 13th... Read More

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

  Artistic Director, James Mason and Executive Director, Chris Komnick make the official announcement of the Macy’s parade news. Yesterday many people sat around the TV to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It’s a tradition that has gone on for decades. Next year the men who have donned the Madison Scouts’ uniform get the chance to put it on once again and march in that famous parade down the streets of Manhattan.... 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

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