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Minnesota Brass Explodes Into 2014!

Summer has finally arrived and we will debut our 2014 production of Supernova on June 29th when we return to Alexandria, MN for the Vikingland Band Festival. There we will be the Honor Unit and perform our show for 2,000+ marching band students! We can’t wait to go back and be part of this long-standing Minnesota marching arts tradition.

We then head to Mankato, MN on June 30th for Thunder of Drums at Blakeslee Field which features the following line-up:

  • Madison Scouts – Madison, WI
  • Blue Stars – Lacrosse, WI
  • Troopers – Casper, WY
  • Pioneer – Milwaukee, WI
  • Racine Scouts – Racine, WI
  • Govenaires – St. Peter, MN
  • Minnesota Brass

On Friday, July 11th, in partnership with Drum Corps International, we will producing a brand new show – DCI Eden Prairie – at Eden Prairie High School! This show replaces DCI Minnesota for one year due to events surrounding the MLB All Star Game. This show will feature the following great line up:

  • Blue Devils – Concord, CA
  • Bluecoats – Canton, OH
  • Boston Crusaders – Boston, MA
  • Jersey Serf – Camden County, NJ
  • Legends – Kalamazoo, MI
  • Blue Saints – Sudbury, Ontario, CA
  • Minnesota Brass
  • Minne-Brass (exhibition)

In conjunction with DCI Eden Prairie, the 15-time DCI champion Blue Devils will once again host the Midwest System Blue Drumline and Leadership Camps from July 10th through 12th. These are fun and unique educational opportunities for students of the marching arts to learn from the very best!

On July 30th we perform at yet another new local show, A Knight of Music and Motion at Harding High School in St. Paul. This is a DCI Open Class show and if you have never seen one we highly recommend attending for sheer entertainment value. This show will have the following line up:

  • Blue Devils B – Concord, CA
  • Blue Saints – Sudbury, ON
  • Colt Cadets – Dubuque, IA
  • Gold – San Diego, CA
  • Music City – Nashville, TN
  • Racine Scouts – Racine, WI
  • Spartans – Nashua, NH
  • Thunder – Spokane, WA
  • Govenaires – St. Peter, MN
  • Minnesota Brass

On August 1st we head to Forest City, IA for another DCI Open Class show, North Iowa Festival of Brass which features the same line up as A Knight of Music and Motion. Trust us, they are so fun you’ll want to see them twice! Road trip, anyone?

We then will make a beeline across Wisconsin to Racine for the Kilties Klassic which will feature:

  • Chops, Inc. – Minneapolis, MN
  • Cincinnati Tradition – Cincinnati, OH
  • Govenaires – St. Peter, MN
  • Kilties – Racine, WI
  • Minnesota Brass

The DCA competitive season kicks into high gear on Friday, August 15th for Sounds of Minnesota, which will be held at St. Thomas Academy High School in Mendota Heights. The following day, August 16th, we will head to St. Peter for Drum Corps Expo. Both shows will feature the this line up of all-age performers:

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

Then finally we make the big trek to Rochester, NY for the Drum Corps Associates World Championships, held from August 28th through 31st. This year, DCA hosts their 50th Anniversary Celebration which will feature a parade and other special events. We highly recommend that you make a trip to DCA this year as this will be a particularly fun year to attend the festivities!

And of course, we will also be marching in local parades including:

  • Fridley – June 26th
  • Delano & Apple Valley – July 4th
  • Hinckley – July 12th
  • Red Wing – August 3rd

 Wow, that’s a busy summer! To order tickets to these events click on the links provided. We hope to see all of you many times throughout the season, including at our rehearsals. For the complete summer calendar, click here.