The Madison Scouts are pleased to introduce their drum majors for the 2023 season, including returning drum major Carter Doby, veteran member Addie Robison, new member Sophia Fenske, and veteran member Lex Monteiro.
Carter Doby (20), from Dallas, Texas, returns to the Madison Scouts for his second season as drum major after joining the corps last year. Doby attends Purdue University and majors in aeronautical and astronautical engineering. Doby plays tuba in the Purdue “All-American'' Marching Band and serves as a student leader for his section. He is also the Operations Director for Purdue Orbital, an engineering club focusing on developing aerospace technologies. Doby plans to work in human spaceflight after completing his education. Outside of school, he enjoys video editing and graphic design.
“The time I have spent with this corps has proven to me just how special the Madison Scouts are, and I could not be more excited to continue to lead this organization. The experience I have had with the corps has inspired the most positive and impactful development in my life, and I look forward to continuing to grow. It is an honor to serve in this role and give back to the many people who have made my experience as great as it has been. There is truly no way I would rather spend a summer than with this fantastic group of people.”
Addie Robison (21), from Savannah Georgia is completing her fourth and final year with the Madison Scouts. Robison is currently a senior at Georgia Southern University where she is studying journalism. At Georgia Southern, Robison has been a clarinet performer in the Georgia Southern Symphonic Wind Ensemble for four years under the direction of Robert Dunham, and the basketball pep band “Hoop Troop” for two years. In the broader marching arts, Robison competed with Music City Winds in 2019 and is currently a member of Atlanta Quest in the Visual Ensemble. Outside of school, Robison enjoys composing and arranging music, and writing.
“The last few years I’ve had with this organization have changed my life completely. I have learned so much about myself as a performer as well as a person. I want to help this drum corps hit its peak potential on and off the field and help inspire the next generation of Madison Scouts along the way. I want this drum corps to be a space for love, empowerment, and excellence, and to ensure every member leaves this organization feeling a sense of fulfillment in their lives and a family that will always accept them with open arms.”
Sophia Fenske (21), from Duluth, Minnesota is excited for her first season with the Madison Scouts and her final season of drum corps. Fenske is in her fourth year at the University of Minnesota Duluth, double majoring in K-12 instrumental music education and art. In Duluth, Fenske is a member of student leadership in the University's athletic bands, the drum major for the marching band and a director for the pep band. She is also a member of the Lake Superior Low Brass Ensemble, where she plays euphonium. Prior to joining the Madison Scouts, Fenske marched two seasons with River City Rhythm, one on baritone and one as a drum major. She also served as a drum major for her high school marching band. In the future, Fenske plans to continue as a music educator and pursue artistic endeavors focused on animation and music.
“I am incredibly excited to join the Madison Scouts for the 2023 season; I have heard so many great things about this organization and community. I have already learned so much from the Scouts alumni in my life, and can’t wait to continue to grow as a conductor and as a leader.”
Lex Monteiro (18), of Orange Park, Florida, is entering his 3rd year with the Madison Scouts. Monteiro attends the Florida State College at Jacksonville where he studies music composition. With experience as a saxophone, bass drum, and mellophone player, Monteiro is a music educator for multiple ensembles in northeastern Florida. This is his first season serving as drum major.
“Going into my third year with Madison, I am honored to have been given the opportunity to be a leader within this great organization. The person I am today is solely thanks to the endless amounts of positivity and love the people of this drum corps have poured into me these past two years. I owe all that I’ve accomplished to this drum corps and I can’t wait to continue on this amazing journey with them.”