A MESSAGE FROM THE MADISON DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS ASSOCIATION -- After more than a quarter century of service as Executive Director of the Madison Drum and Bugle Corps Association (MDBCA) and director of the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps, Scott Stewart announced his retirement at the annual board picnic on August 21st.Scott's decision was not an easy one, and he leaves a legacy that will never be matched. His service to the association and the drum corps community over the past 30 years has been unparalleled. He has served as the director of the Madison Scouts since 1977. A marching alumnus of the corps, Stewart went on to help design an amazing number of thrilling shows, including the 1988 world championship production as well as the 1995 and 1997 fan favorites. He is a member of the DCI Hall of Fame and was instrumental in bringing the DCI Championships to Madison, Wis., six times. He led the fusion of the Madison Junior Scouts and Capitolaires into a new corps, Capital Sound. He helped bring Southwind back to the field under the Madison association umbrella. Perhaps most importantly, Stewart scheduled the corps for annual charity concerts and encouraged corps instructors, members and supporters to always "do the right thing.""We deeply appreciate all that he has given to the countless members, parents, volunteers, boosters, alumni and fans he has touched," said Andy Davis, board chairman.The Board is initiating a nationwide search both within and outside the corps for the appropriate individual to serve as the next association executive director. Once that individual is hired, the board will work with the association executive director to hire the next director of the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps.Davis said he is excited about the future of the association. "Going forward," Davis said, "the Madison Scouts, Southwind and Capital Sound will work hard to continue to offer shows that are pleasing to fans, competitive and, most importantly, give our members a tremendous experience. We welcome input from alumni, fans, supporters, volunteers, parents, judges and administrators to help us be the best organization we can be."May you never walk alone.
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