Forward Performing Arts, Inc.

Our mission is to provide programs for youth in music and performance training through a positive environment that emphasizes character and social development, leadership, self-discipline, and the pursuit of excellence.


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Forward Performing Arts, Inc. (FPA), is a youth, music performance organization whose flagship performing group is the world-famous Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps. The 2-time world champion has established itself as a premier youth performing arts organization on the modern drum and bugle corps scene.

The Unofficial Mantra of the corps is “Proud, Loud and Pleasing the Crowd.” The Scouts are known for their entertainment-focused programs that consistently bring audiences to their feet. They maintain a diverse membership with performers joining the corps from around the globe. Today’s scouts boast 154 performing members selected from an audition process that spans several months.


Board Position

A deep appreciation of the arts especially concerning youth and music education. Ability to participate in and/or lead fundraising efforts. Managerial and/or executive experience with a focus on strategic/policy needs versus operational concerns. Well connected with the general community with ties to various local businesses. Females and minorities are encouraged to apply.