March 19, 1974 – December 9, 2020
Greg Guffey – a longtime teacher, designer and friend to Minnesota Brass, lost his brief battle with cancer peacefully this morning. He is survived by his wife Kim and children Evan and Nora. The memorials across Facebook speak to Greg’s contribution to the marching arts nationally and in Minnesota as a teacher, designer, judge, and clinician.
Greg met his wife Kim while working with the Madison Scouts and moved to Minnesota in the late 1990’s to work in marketing design. He began teaching with MBI in 2001 as a marching instructor and served on the design team as Visual Caption Head from 2003-2007.
Greg had a huge impact on our members during his time with the corps. He was a great teacher who pushed members to perform at their highest levels. He was a passionate motivator and leader during his time with MBI and many members speak of the huge impact that he had on them. Greg was diligent in bringing in a professional staff to work with Minnesota Brass and the corps improved greatly during his tenure. He was insistent that the design be at the highest level and yet, something that could be mastered by the members.
Greg was always kind and generous with those around him. He taught with professionalism and a giving heart. Greg became an integral part of the MBI Family and he will be missed by all who knew him. His impact here on the Minnesota Marching Arts is immeasurable.
As a professional and as our friend, Greg’s passing leaves us with a heavy heart. The words of our corps song “For All We Know,” certainly ring true today.
Remember Kim, Evan and Nora in your prayers. Donations are being received at: