We are committed to making your Madison Scouts experience affordable.

The Value of The Experience

25+ Performances

You'll have multiple opportunities to perform for thousands and compete with other drums corps during a 10,000 mile national tour.

Personal/Professional Development

The Madison Scouts provide you with many opportunities to develop key life skills such as self-discipline, team-building, and leadership.

50% Underwritten

Approximately half of the cost of your Madison Scouts experience is underwritten by the organization to help provide you affordable tuition.

Tuition & Payment Plan

Our tuition covers all housing, food, corps transportation, equipment, and uniform costs while you are on tour and during spring training, as well as an education delivered by our world class instructional team.

Our tuition for the 2022 season is $4900.

Audition Fees

All 2022 auditionees are required to pay the "Audition Packet & Screeing Fee". Only those invited to the April Camp will have to pay the "April Camp Fee".
Audition Packet & Screening Fee
April Camp Fee

Payment Plan

This is the payment plan for 2022.
February 25, 2022
March 25, 2022
April 22, 2022
May 27, 2022
$900 or balance due
You will need to have sufficient funds for laundry every two weeks, as well as for other expenses such as rehearsal clothing, quality athletic footwear, performance gloves, performance socks, performance undergarments, personal OTC medications & medical supplies, and any spending money for free days or the occasional non-corps meal.

Financial Assistance

We want to see you march!

Madison Scouts Scholarships

With the assistance of generous alumni and other financial supporters, we actively maintain a pool of approximately $30,000 in scholarships for which Madison Scouts members can apply.

DCI Scholarships

Through Drum Corps International, tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships are awarded to Open Class and World Class Drum Corps International corps members.


Each performer will have the opportunity to decrease a portion of their tuition by participating in our Fuel-A-Thon fundraiser focused on raising money for fuel expenses.

Customizable Payment Plan

Performers interested in developing a custom payment plan will work alongside our Financial Manager to create a plan that works for the individual and the drum corps. All performers must be paid in full prior to moving in for the season.