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Eric Molho

MBI Winter Guard Places 10th at WGI World Championships

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The MBI Winter Guard wrapped up their 2016 season with a stellar performance at the WGI Independent A Class World Championships in Dayton, Ohio Saturday placing 10th with a final score of 87.615.  Competition began Thursday with 70 units.  “I’m so very proud of what the guard accomplished this year,” said Minnesota Brass executive director Eric Molho.  “The members and staff had a phenomenal season and earned a great honor as a top-ten finalist in national competition.”  Other Minnesota finalists at WGI competition included Elk River High School (5th place in Scholastic A Class competition) and Eden Prairie High School (19th place in Scholastic Open Class competition).

Auditions for the Minnesota Brass drum and bugle corps color guard are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening, April 20 at Brooklyn Center High School  See our Quick Guide for more information.

MBI Winter Guard Advances to WGI Finals!

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“It was an absolutely stellar performance” said MBI Winter Guard co-director, Wil Furnstahl about the guard’s semi-final execution at Wright State University’s Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio on Friday afternoon.  The guard was seeded 16th after their preliminary performance in WGI Independent A Class competition.  Their semi-finals score of 88.15 compelled the corps to the number 9 position as they head into finals on Saturday morning.  The MBI Winter Guard will take the floor at 10:38 EST for finals.   70 units began competition on Thursday to determine the twenty finalists that will compete at Finals.

This year the MBI Winter Guard explores our obsession with technology and personal devices.  Their 2016 production, Auto-Correcting Society, challenges viewers to put down their phones and reconnect IRL (in real life).  Fans and friends may still want to grab their phones to see the guard’s latest updates on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  In addition, live video will broadcoast throughout the morning using the periscope app (follow:  minnesotabrass).

MBI Winter Guard is one of six North Star Circuit units competing this weekend in Dayton at the WGI Color Guard World Championships.  Lux Independent, Eclipse Independent, Elk River HS, Irondale HS and Eden Prairie HS also participated in preliminary competition Thursday with Elk River and Eden Prairie advancing to semi-finals.  As this article was published, Elk River had also advanced to finals and will perform at 3:07 p.m. (EST) Saturday.  (Eden Prairie’s results will be known late on Friday evening.)

 

Happy Birthday, Pharrell Williams!

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Come on, get “Happy” and help us celebrate Pharrell Williams’ birthday with a round of Coach Purse Bingo on Tuesday, April 5. And what could make you happier than to win a Coach designer purse at Joe Senser’s Restaurant and Sports Theater (2350 Cleveland Ave. N., Roseville) for another edition of Coach Purse Bingo.

The action starts at 6:30 p.m. Cards cost $20 for the first set of six cards and $4 for an additional set of three cards. You’ll play 10 different bingo games and have a shot at winning one of a variety of Coach designer purses as prizes. The more people who play, the bigger and more expensive the prizes! (You must be 18 or older to play.)

So grab a pal and come out and join Minnesota Brass for an evening of exciting bingo. The restaurant and bar are open, as is the pull tab window, and there’s plenty of video entertainment to keep you entertained between games. And all proceeds benefit Minnesota Brass. Hope to see you there on Tuesday!

Live on Your Mobile Device: MBI Winter Guard

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We get the irony.  We really want you to tune into your smart phones today to watch our incredible show lamenting how our online society can reduce human interaction.  MBI Winter Guard’s 2016 production, Auto-Correcting Society takes the floor at the WGI St. Louis Regional this afternoon and will be on your phone live!

icon175x175Here’s how it works.  We’ll be using Periscope this afternoon and evening to broadcast the MBI Winter Guard’s performance.  Periscope is a Twitter product, so you’ll need to make sure you’re following us there (if you haven’t already).   Next, download the free Periscope app if you don’t already have it on your phone.  Once you sign in via Twitter, it will automatically let you know when we’re streaming live from St. Louis!  The Winter Guard’s prelims performance is scheduled for 3:106p.m. CST.  Finals competitions for Independent A Class begin at 8:44.  As an added bonus, Periscope videos stick around for 24 hours post-performance, so you can watch again, and again.

Then put your phone away and connect with someone IRL.

Set off your Easter togs

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You got your Easter bonnet, dress and new shoes all lined up – right? Complete that holiday ensemble with a new minaudière (that’s a clutch for you non-francophones) that you’ll win Tuesday, March 1, at Joe Senser’s Restaurant and Sports Theater (2350 Cleveland Ave. N., Roseville) for another edition of Coach Purse Bingo. It’s bingo … it’s fashionable … and it’s a lot of fun.

The action starts at 6:30 p.m. Cards cost $20 for the first set of six cards and $4 for an additional set of three cards. You’ll play
10 different bingo games and have a shot at winning one of a variety of Coach designer purses as prizes. The more people who play, the bigger and more expensive the prizes! (You must be 18 or older to play.)

So grab a pal and come out and join Minnesota Brass for an evening of exciting bingo. The restaurant and bar are open, as is the pull tab window, and there’s plenty of video entertainment to keep you entertained between games. And all proceeds benefit Minnesota Brass. Hope to see you there on Tuesday!