The Madison Scouts are pleased to introduce their drum majors for the 2022 season as Carter Doby will join returning drum majors Leyira Gininwa and Kameron Lannon.
Carter Doby (19), from Dallas, Texas, joins the Madison Scouts for his rookie season. Doby attends Purdue University and majors in aeronautical and astronautical engineering. Doby is a member of the “All-American'' Marching Band and is involved with Purdue Orbital and Purdue Lunabotics. Outside of school, Doby enjoys video editing and graphic design. Previously, he served as a drum major for his high school band.
“I’m very excited to begin my drum corps journey with the Madison Scouts! It’s an absolute honor to have been selected to serve such a historic corps, and I can’t wait to see what the 2022 season has in store. The Scouts have given many of my favorite drum corps performances, and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of an organization that means so much to performers and fans alike.”
Leyira Gininwa (20), of Mounds View, Minnesota, is entering his fourth season with the Madison Scouts. Gininwa attends the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire and majors in Latin American history while also earning a certificate in entrepreneurship. Gininwa was a member of the Blugold Marching Band in 2019 and is currently involved in Black Male Empowerment and The Navigators Christian Ministry. With experience as a saxophone, bass drum, and euphonium performer, Gininwa has worked with various marching ensembles in Minnesota and is a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves Drumline. Gininwa plans to enter the jewelry industry after finishing his studies.
“As I enter my fourth and final season with The Madison Scouts, I am beyond honored to say that this organization has molded me to be the person that I am today. Through its teachings, this organization continues to reveal personal characteristics as well as strong leadership traits for me to strive to obtain. I owe the best parts of who I am to this phenomenal organization and I am beyond thrilled to age-out with my dream corps, the Madison Scouts.”
Kameron Lannan (21), of Orlando, Florida, is returning for her third season with the Madison Scouts. Lannan attends Rollins College and majors in both instrumental music education with a focus on conducting with Dr. John Sinclair and flute performance with Professor Katie Mess. At Rollins, Lannan participates in various ensembles as a flautist and as a student conductor. Lannan is a flute instructor intern for the non-profit music organization, Orlando Youth Chamber Ensembles. Lannan is also a fellow with Girls Who Conduct, a mentorship program for female and non-binary conductors. Lannan also teaches student leadership, drum major technique, and woodwinds in the Central Florida area. She has participated in Florida’s College Symposium and many independent groups throughout her musical career in addition to serving her high school program as drum major for three years. In the future, Lannan wants to pursue a career as a music educator and conductor.
“The Madison Scouts have instilled in me a confidence, resilience, and patience that I will be forever grateful for. Every Scout I have ever met has impacted me deeply and shown me a love like no other. I owe every ounce of growth I have made as a developing leader and human being to this organization and it’s members. I look forward to serving these extraordinary Scouts and staff members in my final year with this incredible group of individuals.”