Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood
Within the intense subculture of drum and bugle corps one organization stands apart from the rest with its commitment to excellence and brotherhood, the Madison Scouts drum and bugle corps from Madison, Wisconsin. Marching members from over 30 states and around the world come together for a season of competition that would test the ultimate athlete. This all male group of 150 brass, percussion, and color guard performers is steeped in tradition from its humble beginnings in 1938. A perennial fan favorite known for their kinetic style designed to get the crowd on its feet, the Scouts are known the world over for their ability to push the stadium bleachers back a few yards. This film will follow the Scouts’ stories of self-sacrifice and overcoming the rigors of life on the road, while also showing the high level of maturity required by these young men to be able to perform at the very top of their activity and how their experiences ultimately shape their lives. Emphasis on preparing young men not just for the summer tour, but for the rest of their lives, elevates this corps from a mere marching band into something else entirely. Watch and listen as this unique organization positively affects the world while blowing the minds of cheering crowds throughout the country.
A documentary feature covering the 2012 season. Expected completion, early 2014.