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History Academy Events

By February 22, 2021Academy

Time to mark your calendars…

Minnesota Brass is pleased to announce a series of online conversations about our history as a premier drum and bugle corps in the Midwest. We are inviting you to be a part of this fun opportunity to learn and reminisce about our history as we grew from a small local organization into a Midwest powerhouse drum and bugle corps.

We invite you to join us for this fun series of conversations about the colorful history of Minnesota Brass and other regional drum corps activity. We’ll kick off this series in our March online gathering. Our hosts will be Jim Tarbox with guest Kurt Schiebel. We invite you to join in, listen, and have the opportunity to chat with others about this time in our history.


March Topic: The Early Years from 1946-1970
Evolution of the corps from 1946-1970, definition of our style and how it developed.
When: Saturday, March 6th
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00/4:30 p.m.
Guest: Look for a special guest to join us from this era of our history.

April Topic: The 1970’s to the 1990’s
We will focus on an era of time where the corps experienced strong growth in membership and our performance accomplishments.
When: Saturday, April 3rd
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00/4:30 p.m.
Guest: We’ll have guests join with us to recall and share our organization’s accomplishments.

May Topic: 1990 and beyond
Our organization made great strides under new leadership.
When: Saturday, May 1st
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00/4:30 p.m.
Guest: We’ll visit with some of our past corps directors and remember all that was accomplished.

For All We Know
Stay tuned for more information!

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

One Comment

  • Bobbi REopelle Taylor says:

    I was a TRFinette, all girl Corp from Thief River Falls MN, our entire show was choreographed by members of the Corp. I would say this was 73-75. I know one was named Bob, he had several children. I don’t remember the other gentleman’s name.
    I was the color guard commander Bert Reopelle

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