Our Impact

Through our portfolio of programs, we're able to positively impact thousands of students each year through the performing arts.

The Difference We're Making


Total students served in 2023


Wisconsin students in 2023


Active programs

Our Programs

Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps

Founded in 1920, and operating continuously since 1938, the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps provides its members the opportunity to perform at the highest level of the marching arts. With an emphasis on character, teamwork, and performance development, members leave the organization empowered to take on the challenges of the modern world.

Black Star Drum Line

Founded in 2008, Black Star Drum Line provides an opportunity for creative expression through the percussive arts to K-12 youth in and around Madison, Wisconsin. Black Star focuses on diverse, low-income communities, creating a safe environment for students to reach their full potential.

Forward Leadership

Founded in 2015, Forward Leadership offers leadership training coursework and live events with a focus towards performing arts organizations. The program is built from the leadership principles of the Madison Scouts, guided by the philosophy of servant leadership, and grounded in the notion that every person should play a role in organizational leadership.
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