danielmontoyajr

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  1. “Proud, Loud, and Pleasing the Crowd.” This is the mantra of the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle corps. And it’s safe to say that since 1938, the Scouts have consistently brought audiences to their feet with their entertainment-focused programs. And while the corps had won two DCI world championships, in 1975 & 1988, for some, it was the shows of the 1990s that really solidified the Madison Explorer Scouts as one of, if not the favorite corps in all of DCI. Whether you were an alum of the corps, had a friend or family member that marched the corps, or just a normal fan wi
  2. For almost a year now I've had a lot of fun interviewing designers, educators, & artists for my podcast, Sketchbook Podcast. Throughout that time there have been 40 guest interviews and two additional series; 'Matchbook' with Jen Barton & 'Sound Advice' with Erik Kosman. Over the last two weeks, I debuted two series; 'Musicbook,' which focused on The Cavaliers 2002 production, "Frameworks," with brass composer & arranger Richard Saucedo and 'Storybook,' which focused on The Cavaliers 2004 production, "007," with program coordinator Scott Koter. Today we co
  3. For almost a year now I've had a lot of fun interviewing designers, educators, & artists for my podcast, Sketchbook Podcast. Throughout that time there have been 40 guest interviews and two additional series; 'Matchbook' with Jen Barton & 'Sound Advice' with Erik Kosman. Last week a third series debuted, 'Musicbook,' which focused on The Cavaliers 2002 production, "Frameworks," and featured brass composer & arranger Richard Saucedo. Today we continue the '-book' series with 'Storybook.' My goal with this series is to discuss a show, production, or work an
  4. For almost a year now I've had a lot of fun interviewing designers, educators, & artists for my podcast, Sketchbook Podcast. Throughout that time there have been 40 guest interviews and two additional series; 'Matchbook' with Jen Barton & 'Sound Advice' with Erik Kosman. Today I am excited to debut a third series, 'Musicbook.' My goal with this series is to discuss a show, production, or work and focus on the music aspect. I would talk with the composer/arranger and we could discuss the music theory, inspiration, process, edits, cuts, or any other behind the scenes
  5. While nothing can replace a summer of Drum Corps International, the Madison Scouts are doing their best by offering a virtual program titled “MadU.” The 2020 Madison Scouts will be working on the progressive jazz masterpiece, “Strawberry Soup” by Don Ellis. This arrangement is the exact version that fans would’ve been able to experience and enjoy this summer live and in person. Hear a taste of what the 83rd edition of Madison Scouts have in store for you! Brass Score Battery Score Front Ensemble Score
  6. Part 2 of the interview with Chris Komnick, executive director of the Madison Scouts is now live. Ep. 28, Part 2: Chris Komnick (Executive Director, Madison Scouts D&BC) Here are the questions and topics we addressed in Part 2: Do you read DCP? How are the Madison Scouts financially? Can you discuss the state of the drum corps organizationally and financially when you took over and how it has changed and improved to this day? What are some of the challenges running an organization that has so much tradition, history, expectations, alumni, and y
  7. Greetings! For about six months now I have hosted Sketchbook Podcast which focuses on creativity, preparation, & effort with artists, creators, & educators. Part 1 of the interview with Chris Komnick, executive director of the Madison Scouts, releases at midnight on April 13th. I fully realize that to many, Komnick and/or the Scouts tend to incite some polarizing posts and threads. But this episode is drum corps related and so I thought I would make sure to publicize here. Ep. 28, Part 1: Chris Komnick (Executive Director, Madison Scouts D&BC) So that y
  8. Welcome to the newest series on Sketchbook titled, Sound Advice. Listen to Erik Kosman and me discuss all things related to audio as it pertains to music, pageantry, and production. In this episode, Erik and I break down the ins and the outs of this past weekend's 2020 DCI Rules Congress! Sound Advice, w/Erik Kosman - 2020 DCI Rules Congress
  9. Welcome to the newest series on Sketchbook titled, Sound Advice. Listen to Erik Kosman and me discuss all things related to audio as it pertains to music, pageantry, and production. In this episode, we discuss the 2020 DCI Rules Change Proposals that are audio related. Sound Advice, w/Erik Kosman: 2020 DCI Audio Rules Change Proposals
  10. Greetings all! I apologize if this is not appropriate for this forum, but I've started a podcast called SKETCHBOOK. It's focus is on discussions about inspiration & process, with artists, creators, & designers. My first guest is Evan VanDoren of VanDoren Music, who was recently named brass arranger for the Santa Clara Vanguard. Click the links below to listen and/or add to your podcasting listening app/device of choice. I will be talking to all kinds of people associated not only with the marching arts, but artists and designers from other disciplines. Thank you!
  11. As soon as scores are announced, Taking the Field goes LIVE! Tweet us using the hashtag #TakingTheField to take part in our Open Class Finals discussion!
  12. Taking the Field is about to go LIVE during Intermission! Tweet us using the hashtag #TakingTheField and we might mention you on the broadcast!