bass5

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  • Your Drum Corps Experience
    8 years
  • Your Favorite Corps
    Madison Scouts & SCV
  • Your Favorite All Time Corps Performance (Any)
    Scouts 1975, SCV 1975
  • Your Favorite Drum Corps Season
    1975

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  1. Thanks (from all of us who marched that grueling year in 76). Looking back on it after all these years, I still believe if we would have been given a decent show to perform for the entire year we may have been able to compete with BD but rehashing an old show with a new opener and drum solo was not going to beat BD's master piece of a show.
  2. The entire show was changed in '76. All music and drill. I don't think it's mentioned much as a favorite show because so much was repeated from the '75 show. Having marched both years I still go back and forth as to what was a bigger accomplishment.
  3. Top 5: 1975 1988 1999 1997 2011
  4. Madison Scouts 2017

    http://www.marchingroundtable.com/2016/11/02/563/ Hunter did not return to the Scouts. The link is to a podcast from last November where they interviewed Hunter and his parents. If I remember correctly he is now into singing rather than playing trumpet. On a side note I see one of the film makers (Mac) was in Madison today being interviewed by Wisconsin Public Television - "Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood" will be broadcast sometime in May across the State of Wisconsin.
  5. Having a beer with THIRDCOAST at the Drums On Parade pre-show tailgate.
  6. http://www.madisongear.com/Cedar-Christmas-Ornament-_p_413.html
  7. We have a massive opportunity to help give national exposure to the drum corps activity. Our documentary "Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood" is coming out on the iTunes Movie store on Tuesday. If enough digital copies sell from now through it's opening week, we could land the film on the American documentary chart for iTunes. If that happens, it will get people who know nothing about the drum corps subculture to sit up and pay attention. Pre-order it now for only $10 and help drum corps reach the mainstream! Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood on iTunes Watch trailers, read customer and critic reviews, and buy Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood directed by Mac Smith & Tom Tollefsen itunes.apple.com
  8. Madison Scouts 2017

    From the filmmakers: We have a massive opportunity to help give national exposure to the drum corps activity. Our documentary "Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood" is coming out on the iTunes Movie store on Tuesday. If enough digital copies sell from now through it's opening week, we could land the film on the American documentary chart for iTunes. If that happens, it will get people who know nothing about the drum corps subculture to sit up and pay attention. Pre-order it now for only $10 and help drum corps reach the mainstream! If you haven't heard: The award winning, documentary film "Scouts Honor" is now on the iTunes store: https://itunes.apple.com/…/scouts-honor-inside…/id11563
  9. I'm looking forward to having a beer with thirdcoast at the Drums On Parade Tailgate.
  10. More talking, less music - I can't wait.:(
  11. 93 Star vs. 88 Madison

    I chose the Scouts because in your face drum corps is what I love and heck I'm a Scout and that was a huge night for all of us. That being said I also loved '93 Star for what they brought to drum corps- the next step in drum corps design not unlike BD brought to drum corps in '76. One thing that hasn't been mentioned is that both corps marched their ##### off and the one thing both shows had in common was that Todd Ryan was the head M&M instructor in both shows.
  12. Scouts Honor: Inside A Marching Brotherhood

    Any reviews from last night in Anaheim or from last week in Edmonton? We have another 2 1/2 weeks before the showing in Madison.
  13. I know for sure there was at least one front line member in each of the following sections: banner, honor guard, snare, multi tenor, and single tenor. These are just members I know of, I wasn't able to meet all 423. We did have a member marching glockenspiel who had marched '58 thru '61(you can see him in the rehearsal photos) but unfortunately he had an injury and couldn't march the parade.
  14. With 243 horns that may not be possible. Lets hope.
  15. To ask what the Scouts alumni base feels about what direction the corps should go is like asking what the people of the United States feel about politics. Some feel we should screw tradition and play the game of cluttering the field with crap and write a drill around dodging said crap. Some say bring back the 75 or 88 show "with a modern touch" and scores be ######. I'm in the middle somewhere and as an optimist think that entertainment value will eventually trump all in DCI. To me that means music will again drive shows and get the most value on the GE sheets. I hope the Scouts will move to the top again with people leaving the show feeling the Scouts were not only the most entertaining but also the best corps on the field that night. Now if the judges could just have a sit down with me I'm sure we could get it all straightened out.