DudleytheWest Posted November 3, 2022 Report Share Posted November 3, 2022 On 10/28/2022 at 11:29 AM, TexasPRfan said: It's really a shame that there is so much division within the Madison Alumni. United they are massive and could delivery so much support and momentum for the corps. Times change, get over it. And they've doubled their possible recruiting pool. The analogy with Cadets was great above. Wouldn't you rather have a thriving Scouts corps with the Madison culture, regardless of what sex the members are? Or do you want to live in the past and be negative, toxic and unsupportive of a corps that you proclaim to love? The attitude and behavior of some of the Scouts alums reminds me of the #### show that is Auburn (and to a lesser degree Texas) where high roller alums feud and try to control rather than support their university. Note, I'm not making this a personal rant against any individual - just an observation from watching all the vitriol amongst Scout threads. Phantom almost imploded from somewhat similar negativity and clinging to the past - which hurt them financially and led to the loss of an all star design team in the late 2000s. Thank goodness people came to their senses after 2019 and realized things had to change, and change now. It seems to me that a healthy, competitive entertaining Scouts that retains a great membership culture would matter far MORE than all the tradition bull crap. They can still be the Madison Scouts, with a fiery brand of entertainment regardless of the minutia people are hung up on. One of my closest Drum Corps friend's son marched Madison this past summer and immensely enjoyed the experience. The activity NEEDS Madison to be relevant and entertaining and competitive again. And the org needs the alumni to set aside their differences and positively support the corps. Those who can't should just go away. I'm rooting for them. Go Scouts! Harvey In typical DCP fashion, you really have no idea what you are talking about here. The alumni have a right to be ######. Not only has the current administration shunned its alumni for years, they have been a complete and utter failure. 2015 (the Jim Mason hangout) was the last successful program Madison put out and the last time they were competitively successful. If you, or I, failed at your job like this administration has, we would have been fired long ago. But, the BOD has no backbone. I'm all for inclusion and glad they went co-ed, but that's not going to solve their problems. The board needs to stand up and clean house. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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