Minnesota Brass is an independent, all-age drum and bugle corps based in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Like all drum corps, our ensemble is comprised of three distinct sections:  the hornline (trumpets, mellophones, baritones, euphoniums and tubas); the percussion (snares, tenors, basses, cymbals and the frontline ensemble of keyboard and auxiliary percussion) and the color guard (dancers, flags, rifles and sabres).  Together these sections create an entertaining show of music and motion which we perform at competitions, exhibitions and parades throughout the summer.

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The corps is one of the premiere all-age drum corps in the country.  In 2011, Minnesota Brass won its first World Championship.  In 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2014 the corps was the DCA Silver medalist.  The corps has won several caption (or section) awards including:

  • DCA Horn Champions in 2010, 2011 and 2015
  • DCA Percussion Champions in 2003, 2004, 2010, and 2013
  • DCA Frontline Champions in 2001, 2004 and 2005
  • DCA Color Guard Champions in 2011

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2016 Program

Fasten your seat belts and prepare for take off as Minnesota Brass presents “Now Boarding” in 2016.  Inspired by the golden age of air travel, we’ll be heading into the clear blue skies of flight this year.  We’ve secured boarding passes for music by David Holsinger, “To Tame the Perilous Skies”, Julie Giroux, “Speed of Heat”, Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn, “Come Fly with Me”, Michael Giacchino, “Married Life” from Up, and Antonio Carlos Jobim, “Girl from Ipanema”.

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