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  1. Hopefully they are carrying an alternate in case that happens.
  2. Who knows The Scouts could be top ten this year in their first year of coed existence.
  3. That is true! We prepared cocktails on the horn bus in 83 & 84 and they were sold for $1 a drink!
  4. I do feel that if this is well planned with the making of the corps going coed it can work for the better of the organization, similar to when the Garfield Cadets went coed decades ago.
  5. I understand that many corps stay in hotels during finals week. I know that BD has done this for years now. I don’t see anything wrong with this at all.
  6. Honestly from my observation on the outside I don’t believe so.
  7. I agree. But, they seriously need to start working on these issues now.
  8. Why should Madison not want to get back to the top as soon as they can?
  9. My hope is with the inclusion of females next year that they raise the average age of the potential incoming members to at least 19 or 19.5 as much as possible.
  10. If within two years the Scouts are no longer in existence I wander sometimes how many people would even care?
  11. I agree. And, the most important issue to resolving the fact of not being able to put a top designed show or to hire top staff is the fact of needing to generate more income based on my understanding of the interview. For any corps to compete as a finalist now takes an enormous amount of money as compared to even a few years ago. Honestly, I really am concerned about the sustainability of the activity at this rate something has to change.
  12. That is still not a good stat from a competitive standpoint.
  13. Maybe people think it’s not modern enough to represent today’s dci.
  14. I marched in a coed corps in the 80s before marching with the Scouts. I can honestly say that many of the girls that I marched with went on to be fantastic bugle players in other corps such as SCV, Phantom Regiment, Suncoast Sound, Garfield Cadets, etc. So, although I will miss the all male mystique, I will continue to support The Scouts and I think it was a smart move to go coed. And, I honestly believe that it should have been done a lot sooner. Their potential talent base just got a lot larger to draw from by this move. Kudos! MYNWA!
  15. Garfield Cadets never changed their name after allowing girls in the corps. So I don’t think there’s any reason to change the name. Before I marched in Madison in the 80s I came from a coed corps and many of those girls that I marched with went on to be top quality players in other horn lines such as Santa Clara, Phantom regiment, Suncoast Sound, Garfield Cadets, etc.
  16. When I marched Scouts in the 80s there were corps that were only an after thought in our rear view mirror such as The Cavaliers. When that happened I said then that if Madison didn’t change their philosophy of just wanting to be a crowd favorite and more of the activity innovators they would be in trouble. And, the rest has been history.
  17. The only thing in my opinion that I would attempt to do is going forward I would attempt to raise the average age of the corps that is on the field. That is hard to do when you are not a top echelon corps on the field especially when it costs so much too march. But that needs to be a priority. I’d like to see an average age of 19 to 20 on the field like we had in the 80s.
  18. I definitely understand how you feel on that Tesmusic.
  19. I believe the uniform/costume will be one that Scouts’ fans will appreciate along with the musical book this year.