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.

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How is Filmmaking Like Drum Corps?

Making any kind of art is time consuming and audiences often have trouble understanding what really goes into the process of creating something that you are truly proud of. I’ve often said that the two hardest things that I’ve ever done in my life were marching in drum corps and making a movie (which happens to be […]

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Drum Corps and its Impact on Young Adults

Beyond the notes and dots that make up the entertainment purpose of drum corps, the impact that this niche activity has on the lives of young people/students/performers is pretty hard to comprehend unless you have either done it yourself or have seen first hand its effects on someone close to you. Many people can relate […]

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Home Video Prep and More Screenings

While the 2015 drum corps season is in high gear, we’ve been getting material ready for the home video versions of our documentary film “Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood.” We captured hundreds of hours of video and audio during our various production phases and much of it didn’t end up in the finished product. […]

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Growing Drum Corps, One Screening at a Time

We’ve had tremendous responses from people who have seen our documentary film, Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood. At the time of this post, we’ve had over 2,300 people reserve tickets to see our film in a movie theater and we’ve had 18 “Theatrical On Demand” screenings across the USA. These screenings have been with […]

Co-Producer John "JT" Torrijos and Dann Petersen

Wisconsin Film Festival Recap

Earlier this month, Co-Producer, John “JT” Torrijos, traveled to Madison, Wisconsin to attend the 2015 Wisconsin Film Festival for two screenings of our documentary film. This festival was quite significant to us because Madison is the hometown of the subject matter of our film, the Madison Scouts drum and bugle corps. For numerous reasons, the […]

Madison Scouts alumni at the Mason, OH screening on March 30, 2015

An Exciting Week of Crowd Driven Screenings

Audience members in Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin attended screenings of our drum corps movie this past week thanks to our “Theatrical On Demand” partner Gathr Films. There were large turnouts at all the locations and for the first time we had two screenings happening on the same night in two different locations! Our film not only […]