Madison tames Colts in Menasha

by Cozy Baker, DCW staff

Madison Scouts (Madison, WI)
Photo by Ron Walloch

June 14, 2003 — Menasha, WI . . . Near Lake Winnebago, motor homes and cars with drum corps vanity tags like “Kilt 10R” and “DC Diva” gathered for another early-season delight at the Americanos’ show. The weather was perfect as the Madison Scouts continued burning up the early season scores with a third victory in as many nights.

Madison Scouts
The Scouts proved they will be the topic of many corps chats this summer — and not just due to politics. With all three sections primed for action, the Scouts have a championship show now! Maybe that’s a bit early, but…

Colts
The Colts snatched second, a couple of lengths back. Playing Cantus Laetus (Latin translation: Can’t be late?) and other fine classical tunes, the Colts broadcast their top 12 intentions…

Capital Sound
Capital Sound is one of my favorite corps, and they were no disappointment. To top off the wonderful music, the marching finesse of Cap Sound was remarkable. They are already moving like well-tanned age-outs from a top-six corps in August…

Pioneer
Pioneer was a puzzle to be analyzed. Pioneer has enjoyed years of success and has many more ahead…

Blue Stars
The Blue Stars’ biggest addition that I observed in one day was a rapidly improved drill. The technique showed. They came within three-tenths of a point of Pioneer in visual performance and beat Pio in…

Americanos
The Americanos’ show, “Zorro Rides Again,” filled the turf screen with a cinematic plethora of galloping drill, piercing sabers, lots of percussive horsepower, the brashness of blended brass and pennants announcing the thrill of the ride…

Kilties
The Kilties should rename Lake Winnebago to Lake Wea Nea Bea Daunted. While a Friday night Racine judge like Dallas Niermeyer saw the improvement as did plenty of new faces, a couple of new faces ticked off scores downward as much as a mysterious 3.0 and 2.7 points in categories, flabbergasting Kilties’ staff….

Racine Souts
The Racine Scouts put forth their “Shaken, not Stirred” tribute to the 007 spy. Numerous James Bond movies came to mind as the youthful Scouts gambled for the points. This historic corps represents…

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