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  1. 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 ⚜️🍓⚜️🍓⚜️🍓⚜️
  2. 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 yes, vocal supporters and haters? Let’s talk about Majestic? Was this show finally giving the noisiest fans what they wanted; an old school show that they remembered from “back in the day?" Was there a point when y’all realized that things, “weren’t working?" What made y’all decide to list all the available jobs on your website? After the 2019 season, you hired a design team that many would NOT consider to be, “big names.” Jenifo Leseth is arguably the biggest name on the design team has worked with SCV, Carolina Crown, Bluecoats, and the Madison Scouts previously. Noah Bellamy has written for the Troopers. Your arranger, yours truly, while having arranged HALF of a show for the Colts D&BC in 2016, really is more well known for Open Class and Marching Band shows. And while they have achieved massive success in WGI Indoor Percussion & Winds, the percussion arrangers and visual coordinator would be designing at the world-class DCI level for their very first time. Why this team and why not go out there and try to “Boston Crusaders” a design team? With this Corona Reset in DCI, what kind of changes might we possibly see for the future? Favorite Madison Scouts show? Favorite tune the Madison Scouts have played? Favorite non-Madison Scouts show? Will we ever hear the Madison Scouts play Malagueña on the field again? Sketchbook Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, & wherever fine podcasts are downloaded. Ep. 28, Part 2: Chris Komnick (Executive Director, Madison Scouts D&BC)
  3. 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 you have an idea of what exactly we talked about, here are the bullet points for Part 1: Personal Profile Life, Education, and career Komnick's path from marching member to executive director. Is drum corps too expensive? Increase in costs, where does the tuition go, & how much does member tuition actually cover. The effects of BAC assembling their "super group" of designers and staff in 2016 & the California Wage & Hour Laws on DCI. Have the two coasts altered the financial landscape of DCI? Does the cancellation of the 2020 season function as a "financial reset" for DCI? The timeline and process behind deciding to become gender-inclusive. To some, this may not seem we got too deep into DCI and/or the Madison Scouts. But I assure you that Part 2 will definitely focus on the highs and lows of the Madison Scouts. Part 2 will release later this week. Sketchbook Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, & wherever fine podcasts are downloaded. Ep. 28, Part 1: Chris Komnick (Executive Director, Madison Scouts D&BC)
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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! Sketchbook, Ep. 1: Evan VanDoren Anchor Spotify
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  12. Taking the Field will go live at 2:30 CST. Be sure to tweet us using the hashtag #TakingTheField and we'll do our best to get to as many tweets as we can in the pre-show, intermissions, and post show!