The Madison Scouts ended their 2010 season with a 10th place finish at the DCI World Championships on Saturday, August 14th. Donning the white neckerchiefs of yesteryear and being announced as the “Madison Explorer Scouts”, the corps paid tribute to those alumni who marched before them. The corps was clearly a crowd favorite, receiving several standing ovations throughout the show.
The evening was highlighted by two other significant awards. At the start of the show, Corps Director Dann Petersen was announced as the winner of the “Dr. Bernard Baggs Award for Outstanding Leadership” given to the World Class Director of the Year. At the retreat ceremony, drum major John Lee was awarded the “Jim Jones Leadership Award“.
The corps also recognized 39 men who aged-out at the conclusion of their Finals performance. They include, Ryan Bicket (mellophone), Steve Boykin (guard), Ryan Bray (guard), Matt Bristow (trumpet), Ryan Caloud (trumpet), Daniel Crenshaw (mellophone), Matt Dally (baritone), Nick DeJarlais (trumpet), Maarten Deschacht (front ensemble), Angelo Diaz (mellophone), Kevin Doyle (trumpet), Nick Edwards (snare), Sam Ehrlich (mellophone), Robert Elliot (guard), George Espinoza (guard), Evan Frenz (tuba), Tim Greenlee (snare), Clay Grumieaux (front ensemble), Dennis Hirt (tuba), Nick Hummel (trumpet), Mark Istratie (guard), Mike Jensen (trumpet), Travis Kaney (tuba), Hidetada Koike (guard), John Lee (drum major), Frankie Leslie (euphonium), Robert Lowry (front ensemble), Louis Martinez (guard), Scott Mills (guard), Alex Mohr (tuba), Steve Myers (tenor), Mykhailo Nahirniak (snare), Brad Neely (mellophone), Nick Radford (guard), Chris Riley (baritone), Sam Shilts (front ensemble), Kevin Swahn (mellophone), Matt Turner (euphonium) and Andrew Woods (front ensemble).
A very special thanks to all those who volunteered and contributed to the 2010 season!