MBI Winter Guard, the winter color guard contingent of Minnesota Brass, hosts its fifth anniversary show at St. Paul’s Highland Park High School on Saturday, Feb. 7. The performances begin at 6:30 p.m.
Sounds of Minnesota: Winter Edition will feature eight competing color guards, as well as exhibitions by MBI Winter Guard and Minnesota Brass Indoor, the winter percussion ensemble. Competing units include color guards from Burnsville, Coon Rapids, Eden Prairie, Henry Sibley, Park Center and Rosemount high schools and the Synergy and River Valley winter guards. The contest is sanctioned by the North Star Circuit.
Directed by Wil Furnstahl and Emily Merriman, MBI Winter Guard’s show is set to the music of English singer-songwriter and composer Imogen Heap. The instructional staff includes Ronley Aviles, Mary Stennes, Jonathan Su, Jessi Foell and Hayden Rhodes.
In addition to a full complement of winter-season shows, MBI Winterguard will also be competing at the WGI Regional show in St. Louis, Mo., on March 7 and the WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio, April 19-21.
Who: MBI Winterguard
What: Sounds of Minnesota: Winter Edition
When: 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015
Where: Highland Park High School, 1015 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul, MN 55116
Tickets: $8 for Adults, $6 for Students
More info: mnbrass.org/winterguard/