“Scouts Honor: Inside a Marching Brotherhood,” an independently produced, feature-length
documentary focusing on three young men who participate in the drum and bugle corps
activity. “Scouts Honor” is set to have its release on iTunes on November 8, 2016 and is now available to pre-order.
“Scouts Honor” took home three awards at three separate film festivals in late 2014 and the
response to the film has been overwhelming, with hundreds of pre-orders of the home
video release and a current Audience Score at Rotten Tomatoes of 100% Fresh.
Often referred to as “marching band on steroids,” drum and bugle corps pushes young
people to extreme levels, both physically and mentally, all for one 11-minute
“Scouts Honor” shines the spotlight on a 15-year-old trumpet player from Texas who sells
his family’s cows to go on tour and becomes the youngest member of the entire corps; a
veteran drumline member who steps into a leadership role for the first time, while facing
his personal vices; and a color guard member who fights to finish his final season and faces
rejection from his family after receiving a life-changing diagnosis.
The activity has been in the news lately in connection with the new docu-series “Clash of the
Corps,” a program on the Fuse network from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s production
company which focuses on drum and bugle corps. Separately, a video of a performer in a
drum corps from Boston was seen by nearly 4 million viewers on Facebook and chronicled
in People magazine.
Our goal is to raise awareness of positive youth activities, like drum corps, which craft
young people into better adults, while at the same time presenting an engaging
documentary which demystifies the world of drum and bugle corps and showcases the
importance of music education.
After a “theatrical on demand” release, the film is now available for purchase on DVD and
Bluray at www.scoutshonormovie.com and will be available on iTunes on November 8,
2016. The film also has a large social media presence
at facebook.com/MadisonScoutsMovie and twitter.com/scoutshonordoc.