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MadU Launches Marching Arts Design Classes

MadU, the official virtual learning program of the Madison Scouts, is now accepting band directors and aspiring designers into the spring design term to run from January 31 to May 2, 2021. Enrollment will remain open until January 30th. Read the rest of the article here

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VMAPA Executive Team 2020 Year-end Letter

Friends, We don’t have to tell you that 2020 was a challenging year. It tested our lives and families and communities like no other year in recent memory, and it tested Vanguard Music and Performing Arts (VMAPA) as well. But with a new and hopeful year, We wanted to share with you a few thoughts […]

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CAE Update: Q4 Board Report For FY20

Cadets Arts & Entertainment, Inc. (CAE) is a new organization built on the rich and celebrated history of the 86-year old Cadets program. The CAE Board of Directors is committed to full transparency and will regularly communicate our activities to The Cadets’ passionate worldwide community of students, parents, staff, alumni and fans. This is the […]

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Madison Scouts Announce Spring Auditions

The Madison Scouts are pleased to announce spring auditions for the 2021 corps. Applicants will receive access to six MadU classes, one video audition opportunity, three individual lessons, and the opportunity to meet and interview with our team of educators during a virtual event. Read the rest of the article here.

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In The News – For Fort Dodge Lanciers, March Of A Lifetime At JFK’s Inauguration 60 Years Ago

It was the march of a lifetime for the 53 boys and girls who represented Fort Dodge 60 years ago this month in the inauguration parade for President John F. Kennedy. The Fort Dodge Lanciers Drum and Bugle Corps was one of two Iowa marching groups selected to take part in the Jan. 20, 1961, […]

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Vanguard Voices: Episode 2

Introducing our new series, “Vanguard Voices”, a platform to highlight the voices and experiences of those who have come through the Vanguard organization! To kickstart this project, we will be sharing a collection of interviews from alumni crossing several different generations, as they talk about the unique experience of life on tour. Read the rest […]

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2020 Is Almost Over. What Will You Remember?

In these last days of 2020, we’d like to take a moment to remember all of the good that came from this year. Though the year started with considerable disappointment, we are proud of how our community came together to continue providing life-changing performing arts experiences to young people around the world now and through […]

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Newly Discovered Madison Scouts History Dates Back To 1920

The Four Lakes Council Boy Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps, currently known as the Madison Scouts, has a well-documented history of continuous operations since February 3, 1938. However, recent research efforts of historical archives has uncovered evidence that the corps originated on December 3, 1920 under the direction of Lewis Kessler and maintained an active […]

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2020 Boston Crusaders In Review

While 2020 has surely been a challenging year, we are grateful for the support of our donors and the resilience of our incredible students and staff. This year took on a different form, but the end results were continued growth in the arts. Read the rest of the article here.

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In The News – ‘Marking Time’ Tells Story Of Cedar Rapids’ Drum And Bugle Corps

Cindy Hadish performs a public service — an entertaining one, at that — by preserving rapidly disappearing history in her new book, “Marking Time: A History of Drum & Bugle Corps in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.” Hadish, a freelance writer who lives in Cedar Rapids, was the ideal writer to tackle the enormous job of untangling […]

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