ABOUT THE FILM

Often referred to as “marching band on steroids”, drum and bugle corps takes the marching arts to the next level, and one of the most unique drum corps in existence is the Madison Scouts. This all male youth organization features some of the top brass performers, percussionists, and dancers from around the world. “Scouts Honor” follows three members of the 2012 corps: Brandon, the veteran snare drummer that's stepping into the role of section leader for the first time; Jo, a member of the color guard who was diagnosed with HIV during the 2011 season and embraces the camaraderie of the Scouts’ brotherhood; and Hunter, a rookie member of the horn line from Texas. At the start of the season, Hunter is the youngest member of the Madison Scouts. At only 15 years old, his season with the Scouts is his first significant time away from his family. This feature length documentary follows these young men through the 2012 competitive season. With “Scouts Honor,” learn what makes this 75 year old musical group stand out from the rest.

NEWS

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Theatrical On Demand

Many of you have been asking about when our documentary feature will be released. While we haven’t finalized the details or the dates, we can tell you that we are planning to release our drum corps movie this summer.  The movie will be available through a company that specializes in “theatrical on demand” screenings. We [...]

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A Chance to Grow Drum Corps

Each drum corps has their own style, history and rabid fan base. You can compare drum corps to professional football teams in many ways, and you could argue for days whether each group had a good year, a bad year or if they are heading in the right or wrong direction with their program. This is [...]

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Refining the Story

As we near picture lock on our documentary feature film we have to step back and look at the big picture.  Are we still telling the story that we want to tell? Does the structure of the film work with a beginning, middle and end? We’ve taken scenes out, put some of them back in, [...]

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Growing Our Audience

It’s one thing to make a movie, but if not many people know it exists then what’s the point? Our target audience for the documentary are members, alumni, and fans of both drum and bugle corps and marching band. Ultimately it’s a movie that is structured to work for a wide audience so anyone can [...]

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Why Have the Rewards Disappeared?

The countdown clock on our contribution rewards came to a halt on New Years’ Eve 2013. After nearly two years of fundraising between our initial IndieGoGo campaign and then our own contribution tool on ScoutsHonorMovie.com we raised over $50,000!  We are extremely grateful to all of our supporters no matter what the size of your [...]

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Reflecting Back & Moving Forward

The end of the year is a good time to assess what’s been achieved and what’s still left to be done.  We’ve made great strides over the last 12 months with the documentary. While we had the majority of the footage shot before this time last year, none of it had been edited together. Our [...]