We’re an all-age drum & bugle corps comprised of brass, percussion and color guard performers. Minnesota Brass is an independent, non-profit arts organization which means we’re not affiliated with any school or college. We have members of varying skill levels and believe most dedicated performers who commit to rehearsals and at-home practice can successfully achieve excellence. Our minimum age is 16 and there’s no upper age limit. As you consider joining, a positive attitude and willingness to learn are just as important as your natural talent.
Who are we?
Minnesota Brass Drum & Bugle Corps
What to expect?
Marching arts at the highest level
We rehearse weekly between March and August and also on weekends in the summer. We compete at both DCI and DCA drum corps shows across the Midwest and DCA World Championships over Labor Day weekend. We travel throughout the region and to Rochester, New York. We perform at parades and festivals throughout the greater Twin Cities.
You’ll make life-long friendships and have a blast creating something wonderful together, all while refining your skills as a performer. Don’t just take our word for it, stop by a rehearsal to see what it’s all about. Wear athletic clothes and shoes that allow you to easily move and we’ll provide the rest. All ages and skills are welcome.
- Mellophone (french horn)
- Euphonium (baritone or trombone)
The corps provides instruments & mouthpieces for the season.
- Auxiliary Percussion
Bring your own sticks, mallets & drum pad if you have them. The corps provides instruments for the season.
How much time is required?
We are flexible
You want a great summer learning and performing but you also have a life. Our schedule and attendance policy is designed for students and working adults to provide a performance/life balance – a drum corps experience for real people. The rehearsal schedule spans Wednesday nights and weekend camps throughout the summer and no, not every weekend. We strive to accommodate commuting members from outside of the Twin Cities area too. High school and college students should be prepared to negotiate time commitments that may conflict with the start of the school year and band camps.
How much does it cost?
An affordable drum corps experience
Dues for the summer season run $900 with numerous reduction opportunities such as early payoff discounts, fundraisers and scholarships.