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Justin Foell

MBI Indoor Percussion 2017

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Minnesota’s only Independent World Class percussion ensemble is proud to kick off their 10th year of existence for the 2017 season with an auditions & clinic event.

Join us Sunday, October 30th at Totino Grace High School from 9am-5pm for a day of instruction from the top educators in our area. While there is an audition component for those interested in joining the 2017 cast, this event is open to anyone looking to improve their skills or simply learn what MBI is all about.

Instruments will be provided. It is recommended that battery members bring their own sticks and practice pad. Please wear rehearsal appropriate attire. Lunch will not be provided, however there are numerous restaurants nearby.

Entry fee: $25

For those interested in auditioning for a spot in the 2017 cast, call-backs will be held the following Sunday, November 6 from 9am-5pm (location TBD). Those offered a spot will be expected to attend regularly scheduled rehearsals beginning Sunday, November 13th. Please see the full season calendar for complete rehearsal and show schedule.

Please prepare the audition packet for your instrument to the best of your ability. To receive your packet as well as additional 2017 season information please RSVP at mnbrass.org/drumline

MBI Winter Guard 2017

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Minnesota’s premier independent winter guard, MBI is officially kicking-off the 2017 season with an auditions & clinic event.

Join us Sunday, October 30th from 9am-2pm at the White Bear Lake Armory in White Bear Lake, MN for a day filled with choreography and skills taught by some of the top instructors in the area. This event is open to anyone interested in auditioning for a spot with the 2017 cast as well as those looking to gain new experience.

Equipment will be provided. Please wear rehearsal appropriate attire and bring a lunch or snack.

Entry fee: $25

MBI Winter Guard is an extension of the Minnesota Brass Drum Corps and competes in the Independent A Class of the North Star Circuit & Winter Guard International. They are a 3 time WGI World Championships Finalist and have earned numerous accolades both locally, regionally and nationally.

MBIWG provides its members with a structured and educational program focused on training, development & growth as well as:

  • Affordable dues
  • School/work/life balanced schedule
  • A consistent and competitively successful experience

MBI Winter Guard is the right choice for those age 22 and under looking to advance their color guard skills and perform amongst the very best.

For those interested in auditioning for a spot with the 2017 cast, call-backs will be held the following Sunday, November 6 from 9am-2pm at the White Bear Lake armory. Those offered a spot are expected to attend regularly scheduled Sunday rehearsals beginning Nov 13.

For more information, please RSVP at mnbrass.org/winterguard

2014 Sounds of Minnesota Fan Survey

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Minnesota Brass was pleased to see so many drum corps fans on Friday, August 15, at our annual “Sounds of Minnesota” show at our new location, St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights.

Your opinions are very important to us – what you liked most, what you liked least, and what could be improved.

This short survey should take less than 5 minutes. Thank you in advance for your help. We hope you will be back next year the 2015 edition of “Sounds of Minnesota.”

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Sounds of Minnesota finds a new home

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Our 2014 DCA competitive season has kicked into high gear after a solid performance at the Kiltie Klassic in Racine, WI. Next up is our season finale competitive performance in the Twin Cities at Sounds of Minnesota on Friday, August 15th at 7:00PM. This year the show has moved to a beautiful new venue – St. Thomas Academy High School in Mendota Heights. Come out and give us a strong send off to the DCA Championships and watch this fun line-up of all-age corps and ensembles:

  • Brio Brass – Minneapolis, MN
  • Chops, Inc. – Minneapolis, MN
  • Govenaires – St. Peter, MN
  • Kilties – Racine, WI
  • Minne-Brass
  • Minnesota Brass

On Saturday, August 16th we perform with the same line-up in St. Peter at the Govenaires’ home show – Drum Corps Expo.

Happy Independence Day!

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Minnesota Brass would like to wish everyone a fun and safe 4th of July.

The corps will be marching in the Delano 4th of July Parade which starts at 10:30AM Friday. Come out and see the snazzy new parade uniforms.

If Apple Valley is closer to your home, you’re in luck, as the corps is pulling double duty and will also be marching in the Apple Valley Freedom Days Parade, which starts at 1:00PM.

Hope to see you out on the parade route!