Barry Named To Madison Scouts Board

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Former Dane County Executive Jonathan Barry has been named to the Board of Trustees of The Explorer Fund for the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps ( ).

A former Dane County and state legislator, Barry served several terms on the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System and as a corporate and non-profit executive of numerous prominent organizations. He has operated a family beef and produce farm in the Mount Horeb area since 1970 and serves as the part-time development director for Operation Fresh Start in Madison.

Jonathan Barry, Trustee
The Explorer Fund
for the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps
May 13, 2008

The Explorer Fund is a new independently governed endowment program dedicated to the long-term financial health and viability of the Madison Scouts, now celebrating its 70th anniversary as a nationally competitive youth drum & bugle corps. The Madison Scouts represent Madison in more than 30 championship competitions each summer in cities throughout the U.S. and Canada.

“We’re thrilled to have Jonathan join our Board of Trustees as a public member,” says David Endicott of Seattle, Founding Director of The Explorer Fund. “He brings a widely-recognized reputation for executive wisdom and personal integrity that are critical for all non-profit organizations, including ours. He also brings the outside, public perspective to our youth service that the rest of us, as alumni of the Madison Scouts, don’t have.

For 70 years the Madison Scouts has developed and shaped young men’s lives through musical enrichment and performance arts. A commitment to excellence serves as the foundation for the ultimate goal of teaching our members important life skills learned through the creative process that is modern day drum & bugle corps. To learn more about the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps call (608) 237-8775, e-mail Executive Director Jeff Spanos at executivedirector [at] madisonscouts [dot] org or visit

Posted by on Wednesday, May 14th, 2008. Filed under DCI World.