Hello! My name is Deondre Smiles (pictured far left) and I am a rookie in the corps, marching in the cymbal line.
Jake here (pictured far left). I’m on the MBI snareline and this is my second year with the corps. Today was definitely a great day for drum corps! Wake up call was promptly at 8 AM and we were on the field by 9. After rehearsing for a few hours, we then broke for lunch.
The first major show/camp weekend started off for me like almost every other. With predictable procrastination. Work the night before prevented me from packing, so I woke up on the wonderful Saturday morning at 5:00 am. After scrounging the fresh laundry from the night before, I loaded up my own belongings along with two of my fellow hornline members, and we made the 45 minute drive to Eden Prairie.
Some 200 spaghetti dinners and a day in the sunshine kicked off the 2015 season as Minnesota Brass hosted its annual Friends and Family day at Brooklyn Center High School on a sunny and hot July 14 Sunday afternoon.
After 30 years with Minnesota Brass, Gavin Burnham finally got what’s been coming to him: Induction into the Drum Corps Hall of Fame. Burnham, who currently serves as the corps’ president and corporate chief executive officer, joins an impressive list of HOF members with Minnesota Brass ties: Roger Grupp, Scotty Wild and Joel Matuzak, […]