Recommended Posts

I was at the performance yesterday.   Good turnout.  Seeing the Madison Scouts on the steps of the State Capitol on a beautiful summer day in Madison, Wisconsin, brought back some great memories.

The corps was not in their uniforms/costumes yet - those debut tomorrow night at Drums on Parade.  Instead they were wearing t-shirts purchased by the alumni association.

The music is very accessible and well-arranged (thanks, Chuck).   Fans will likely love the music, especially us dinosaurs.   Drum line is a strength.

Impossible to guess where things land competitively, obviously, but I was excited to hear the crowd reaction.   The performance was entertaining.  You would definitely be able to identify the corps as the Madison Scouts if you simply heard the music.   That was refreshing.

 

Edited by msesq
  • Like 5
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 1.8k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Hey all, I just got contracted for Madison on Lead Sop today, and I think the alumni and fans will all love this year’s show. Arguably one of the most demanding Lead books I’ve ever seen from any corp

Given the state of the thread, I got a kick out of seeing this in a shop window yesterday. posted from the DrumScorps app

Having sent tuition dollars to Madison and watched our son grow, mature, and perform the crap out of shows the last couple of years (before aging out) I can tell you I wish nothing but success for the

How did you feel the brass volume was handled for this time of the early season live?

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Madcityscout said:

How did you feel the brass volume was handled for this time of the early season live?

Hard to tell, as where the horn line was standing resulted in them playing over the top of the crowd.   Others have told me that the volume is noticeably stronger for this time of year than of late.  I'll get a better idea on Saturday night.   

Edited by msesq
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, msesq said:

Hard to tell, as where the horn line was standing resulted in them playing over the top of the crowd.   Others have told me that the volume is noticeably stronger for this time of year than of late.  I'll get a better idea on Saturday night.   

I agree, I think the sound would've been better if we were sitting on the Bascom Hill lawn. I did enjoy the musical book, they did have a "Madison sound" to them but need some major cleaning but heck that's what the next 7 to 8 weeks are all about. The drumline was tight!

Edited by bass5
  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow! This is all so good to hear!!!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Saw a vid on Facebook and the show is refreshingly Madison. It was about 3 minutes and I’m not sure where in the show it is. I looked for it again but couldn’t find it. 

That said, I’m disturbed that there has been such little transparency which was said to be an area of focus after the last several years. It’s also concerning that there has been nothing on the look of the corps and that they’re working 24/7 to get the costumes ready to hopefully have them for our HOME SHOW. When others have already performed, it seems we’re behind yet again. Much like the work that had to be done after move ins to get a full guard.

 

I’ve been vocally supportive, to a fault, and at this point, I can’t be 100% of the time. This has to be the last year of CK, regardless of improvement. He’s dug his heels in, alienated the alumni base, basically trash talks anyone that hasn’t jumped on board with his vision.

I’m going to be cautiously optimistic, until I can’t be.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

After seeing the video, I'm genuinely excited to see them next week.  I'll be interested to see how the show for the music 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, tesmusic said:

Saw a vid on Facebook and the show is refreshingly Madison. It was about 3 minutes and I’m not sure where in the show it is. I looked for it again but couldn’t find it. 

That said, I’m disturbed that there has been such little transparency which was said to be an area of focus after the last several years. It’s also concerning that there has been nothing on the look of the corps and that they’re working 24/7 to get the costumes ready to hopefully have them for our HOME SHOW. When others have already performed, it seems we’re behind yet again. Much like the work that had to be done after move ins to get a full guard.

 

I’ve been vocally supportive, to a fault, and at this point, I can’t be 100% of the time. This has to be the last year of CK, regardless of improvement. He’s dug his heels in, alienated the alumni base, basically trash talks anyone that hasn’t jumped on board with his vision.

I’m going to be cautiously optimistic, until I can’t be.

My experience is that most communication is being facilitated via the 1938 Facebook page for donors.   This includes photos and video from camps, interviews with staff (including an interview months ago with Jim Elvord, in which he showed a mock-up of the uniform/costume), and live streams (including yesterday's performance).  Makes some sense to incentivize donors with exclusive access, IMO.  As to the unis/costumes not being available until first show (or beyond), that is an activity-wide issue as others (including SCV) didn't have unis/costumes for first performance last year, if memory serves me correctly.

Edited by msesq
Link to post
Share on other sites

I believe the uniform/costume will be one that Scouts’ fans will appreciate along with the musical book this year.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.