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

Our First Editing Intern

2012 member of the Blue Devils' snareline, Adam Clay I have to share a pretty cool experience that I had coming back from DCI Finals in Indy a couple of weeks ago. ?My crew member, Jon “JT” Torrijos and I were in the Las Vegas airport to catch our last flight home when we spotted a guy wearing a “BD” hat at our gate. ?I could tell that he was a member of the Concord “Blue Devils” (another drum corps in the same... Read More

Mid-Season Campaign Update

Hey all, We wanted to give those interested in the production of our film, “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood”, an update as to what has been going on with the project.? This is our labor of love, completely independent documentary about the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps, an organization of which we are both alumni.? As you may recall, the initial filming began last summer, as we worked out the kinks with equipment and... Read More

Our First Podcast Interview

Hey everybody, we wanted to give you a quick update on “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood”. We recently gave an extended interview about the film for the amazing Marching Roundtable podcast. The show is co-hosted by Tim Hinton and John Bogenschutz, who are both very?knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to the drum corps universe. We really enjoyed talking with these guys about the movie, and we think you’ll enjoy... Read More

Build up to the First Show

We flew to Wisconsin to shoot the first performance of the Madison Scouts and more importantly the build up to this important event. These young men have been working very hard to learn the field show that will bring Scouts’ fans to their feet. Well I’m happy to report that they did that. Their first show (and home show, “Drums on Parade”) did not disappoint. We captured some special moments with our guard member, Jo and also... Read More

Home Visits & Spring Training

We wrapped late last night our fifteen day trip for “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood” which started off with pre season visits to three states. Directors, Mac Smith and Tom Tollefsen met up in Richmond, Virginia with section leader and center snare of the Madison Scouts drumline, Brandon MacConnell. We arrived the night before Brandon received his culinary degree and witnessed his final day of his internship at the Internationally... Read More