There are some differences between this and what I'll be doing. Madison Scouts is a DCI (Drum Corps International) corps, which means that their members are 21 and under (or 22 if they turn 22 after June 1st of the marching year), while Frontier is a DCA (Drum Corps Associates) aka all-age corps. And, Madison Scouts is an all male corps whereas Frontier is co-ed.
In 1988, a corps could march 128 people, which the Scouts have in this clip. This year, Frontier is going to march around 60+. The other big difference is that DCI corps practice all day long in the summer and go on an extended tour of 30-40+ cities and shows. Since many of us in DCA are adults and have careers, we rehearse a couple Saturdays a month, maybe a couple of hornline rehearsals a month, a few weekends in the summer, and travel to 5 or 6 different cities for shows.
All that being said, you can just watch and listen and see how exhilirating it is to be a performer or an audience member.
There is absolutely nothing in the world like the high you get when the crowd cheers. I was reading something earlier today that I think is rather true.....The purpose of drum corps is to make the audience stand and scream.
My God how great that feels!