It’s been a while, hasn’t it? COVID took away multiple winter and summer seasons, but it’s time we get back outside and we need you!
To gauge interest among members new and old, we’ll be holding an interest camp on Saturday, May 14th from 10AM to 2PM.
Westwood Intermediate and Middle School
711 91st Ave NE
Blaine, MN 55434
*Lunch is not provided, so eat before-hand or bring a snack.
We want to know who is interested in being part of of the 2022 summer corps, so we can put together an appropriate program for our members. We need you to make it happen.
Let’s get the band back together
Yes it’s short notice, but we can do this! We’re committed to putting together a drum & bugle corps that is accessible to a wide range of people. All-age, part-time drum & bugle corps that is fun but doesn’t require you to give up all of your free time.
The schedule is easy: we’ll get together on Friday night and Saturdays every other weekend. No matter what, you’ll always have a day leftover on your weekends to enjoy the Minnesota summers as you wish.
Four Performances, Four Parades
The season will center around 4 field performances. Three local DCI shows with the season culminating at SoundSport finals in Indianapolis on August 13. Members will receive tickets to DCI Semis and Finals as part of their dues.
Parades are also an important part of our season. They’re fun and it’s a great way to show Minnesotans of all walks of life who we are… without anyone having to buy a ticket. We’ll do 3 local parades before DCI Finals and the State Fair on Labor Day with those who can attend.
We’ll also have an open parade policy where any alumni can join us on a given parade day. But to do that, we need you to come to the interest camp so you can get the music, learn the work, and get fitted for a uniform.
All New Staff
We’ve put together an instructional team with an emphasis on positive member experience. Staff includes:
- Chris Judd – Executive Director
- Tyler Shipe – Visual
- Chris O’Connell – Brass
- Joe Jaeger – Battery
- Alex St. Clair – Front Ensemble
- Rebekah Salas – Color Guard
- Justin Foell – Director/Coordinator
Take the next step and sign up.
We’ll see you on Saturday, May 14th at Westwood Intermediate and Middle School from 10AM to 2PM.
I just wanted to know how your May interest camp” went? Hopefully we will see the return of MBI to the field of competition.
Thanks Dennis, it went well! MBI will be at the following shows in 2022:
Plus a handful of parades. We currently have one opening in these sections: Trumpet, Mellophone, Bass Drum if you know anyone.