Madison Scouts Present “The Sound Garden”

The Madison Scouts present their 2023 production titled The Sound Garden. Influenced by the Seattle-based rock band “Soundgarden”, who are themselves named for an aural-based art installation, the show’s intent is to combine an energetic combination of musical styles, sounds, and visual textures to create and cultivate a blooming garden of sound.

Returning for his 23rd season as the Madison Scouts composer and arranger, Scott Boerma, has crafted a creative soundtrack anchored by selections from the rock group Soundgarden, as well as big band repertoire, sourced from both contemporary and classic jazz composers.

The The Sound Garden source material includes:

  • Rusty Cage - Chris Cornell/Soundgarden
  • La Mer - Claude Debussy
  • Hold Music - Jacob Mann
  • Black Hole Sun - Chris Cornell/Soundgarden
  • 23 Degrees North, 82 Degrees West - Bill Russo/Stan Kenton

“We bring to the field a show with a lot of power and energy right from the start of the production,” says Program Coordinator Jason Robb. “Our priority in design was to give our membership a show that can connect with the audience emotionally and provide an opportunity to entertain fans night after night as we make our way through this summer's DCI tour.”

The Madison Scouts will begin their season at the 70th anniversary “Drums on Parade” home show at Middleton High School on Saturday, July 1st. The Scouts DCI summer tour will include 21 competitive appearances across North America and concluding with the DCI World Championships held in Indianapolis, IN on August 10-12.