Forward Leadership Partners with Marching Arts Education

Forward Leadership was developed from the decades of experience and application of the leadership principles taught within the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps. It has since been cast into classroom form and presented to thousands of students across North America through Madison Scouts clinics, Forward Leadership clinics, and most recently through the MadU virtual learning school for the marching arts.

“Marching Arts Education has aided many band programs to obtain and deliver high quality educational content to their staff and students across the country," said Forward Leadership Director Jason Robb. "We are excited to partner and develop this online coursework for band directors to bring to them the same world-class leadership training we use with at the Madison Scouts."

"Marching Arts Education is excited to work with Forward Leadership to bring helpful information and expertise to directors and instructors in the marching arts," said Tim Hinton, Creator of Marching Arts Education. "A few great ideas can revolutionize your program, and the exceptional educators at the Madison Scouts have great ideas to share. Marching Arts Education is thrilled to include Forward Leadership as a resource through our platform!"

Meet the Forward Leadership Team

The Forward Leadership virtual modules will be available starting in May 2021. The training is focused on the principles of servant leadership and provides practical application exercises for use within your band and music programs. The session are ideally suited for students in the marching arts who are in the 15-20 age group. The virtual program alone can be a leadership training resource for your students or it can be paired with live on-site sessions delivered by our world-class staff.

"Forward Leadership has revolutionized how we approach student leadership at the Madison Scouts. Gone are the days where student leaders are simply rule-enforcers," stated David Lofy, Programs Director. "Forward Leadership aims to provide every student in the band with actionable teaching, personal, and social skills; not simply lofty ideals. We envision band rooms where each student, regardless of formal title, is empowered to effectively leverage their own unique skills and personality to help the group move forward."

If you are interested in learning more about how to get Forward Leadership training in your music program, please complete the following form:

Forward Leadership Interest Form

To have us help you design a virtual and/or live leadership clinic that meets the needs of your students, contact David Lofy at