Madison Scouts alumni form new corps

Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps alumni marked November 2 as the history-making inaugural meeting of the new Madison Alumni Corps Association.

Alumni of the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps met to formulate their plans to put a corps on the Drum Corps Associates field in 2005. Initially drawing its members from alumni, the corps plans to make its debut appearance at DCA in 2004 in the mini-corps segment of championships weekend.

According to the MACA organizing board chairman Dan Scerpella, “The Scouts were an important part of the lives of many young men around the world. The bond that brings us together again today is a significant way to reestablish that brotherhood.”

Scerpella also said, “The emergence of an alumni corps from Madison will draw on rich tradition and provide the unique Madison brand of excitement to the ever-growing DCA audience.”

The new corps will be a stand-alone organization and its intention is to enhance the Madison Drum & Bugle Corps Association by pursuing the same goals of entertainment and excellence embodied in the junior organization. The corps is scheduling organizational meetings in the Madison area in early 2004. To learn more about the corps, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/madisonscoutsalumnicorps/ or contact Dan Scerpella at dscerpella@sbcglobal.net.

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