Madison Scouts Have New Name & New Direction
March 23, 2017
Recently, the governing body of the Madison Scouts drum and bugle corps, the Madison Drum and Bugle Corps Association, Inc., formally changed its name to Forward Performing Arts. With the name change, we are expanding our mission to including several new programs that will benefit local and statewide youth.
Mad Skills Workshops – Educational workshops design for high school music students and directors that focus on marching arts techniques, design, and administration.
Wisconsin School of Music Association Band Events – Forward Performing Arts is working with WSMA to host fall marching band shows that will showcase statewide band programs.
SoundSport – SoundSport events showcase instrumental ensembles of any instrumentation and any skill level year-round. SoundSport’s goal is to be local, low cost and entertaining for both the participants and the audience. This summer will be inaugural season for our SoundSport group!
Winter Guard - Winter Guard is an indoor color guard sport commonly performed in gymnasiums or indoor arenas. Youth ranging in age from 16 - 21 perform beautifully choreographed shows displaying athleticism and pageantry. Plans for a 2018 inaugural season are underway.
Wind Ensemble - Planned for 2019, this exciting performance opportunity will offer competitive wind ensemble to southern Wisconsin area high school students.
Of course, we will still be offering the world famous Madison Scouts drum and bugle corps to youth worldwide.