I haven't posted on this site in a few years but I can't NOT say something any longer.
The Madison Scouts have lost their way...and it makes me sad, angry, frustrated, hurt...among several other. I told my wife, I can't do Madison this year...she was shocked. I was never a Scout, but when I marched, I felt like I was. I know I'm old school....I get Drum Corps of today is different, most of which, I'm ok with. But whoever is running Madison right now should be fired for taking such a storied and TRADITIONAL franchise and trying to make them something they aren't. They are barely beating the Colts and likely won't make finals...again. Their scores are a joke. I don't necessarily like what SCV is doing as of late, especially losing the hats and changing the uniforms to not looks much like traditional SCV, but at least they are good and whoever is running the Org is trying. Madison on the other hand...
Wanna know who the Madison Scouts are?
Go to You Tube. Search Madison Scouts 2018, full show is there. But we don't need the full show. All we need is the 1st part which ends at 2:28. Listen to it. Where's the actual Music? Oh I hear some at around the 2:00 mark. This is your 2018 Madison Scouts But, they don't look or sound like Madison Scouts.
Now....search Madison Scouts 1992. Listen to the first song...ends at 2:48. Listen to the passion...I don't care if there is errors in their musical ability or because they are playing G horns...LISTEN to it...
Now, compare the two....NOT EVEN CLOSE! What?!?!? Madison plays music? YES!
If you can't hear the difference, you are the problem.