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Salas: Madison Scouts' 2003 show to be one of "richness, depth and risk"

Salas: Madison Scouts' 2003 show to be one of "richness, depth and risk"

by Drum Corps International

The Madison Scouts' 2003 program, "Gold, Green and Red: The Music of Benoit Jutras," features music written by the French-Canadian composer, who has also composed music for the international film "Journey of Man" as well as for Cirque du Soleil's phenomenally popular programs "Quidam" and "La Nouba."

The Madison Scouts' 2003 program is entitled "Gold, Green
Madison director Sal Salas, who assumed the Madison director role in late October, said that the corps' members have been the highlight of his tenure thus far. "The biggest thrill this year has been the energy and dedication of the members. All the guys seem to have an unlimited capacity for learning, making every new piece their own. Their warm welcome of the new staff, members and myself is truly gratifying -- I'm proud to be an alum of this great Corps!" Salas said. Salas is likewise ecstatic with the way the Scouts' designers have started the season. "I'm excited by the way the Madison designers have risen to the challenge of inventing a show that's totally new, but captures our unique style. Scott Boerma, Jim Yakas and Brian Johnson are in rare form, believe me, in creating a musical book of richness, depth and risk. The Scouts have a legendary bond with the audience -- our audience -- and we're doing everything to insure that the fans are rewarded for their love of melody, passion, and entertainment," Salas said.The program is made up of four sections: "Gold (Jardin Chinois/Distorted)," "Green (Atmadja/Urban)," "Red (Reve Rouge)" and "Finale (Incantation)."To read more about the Scouts' 2003 program, go HERE.