Similar to our call for volunteers to make the 2024 season (and beyond) a success, Minnesota Brass is seeking extra help for the duties of Drum & Bugle Corps director. The current Executive and Ensemble directors Chris Judd and Justin Foell will be involved in 2024. But we want to add depth to our roster and start thinking about a succession plan for future seasons. Both will be involved and supporting the expansion of responsibilities to the next generation of Minnesota Brass leadership.Read More
The 2nd season of MBI Winds kicks-off Saturdays in November at University Baptist Church in Dinkytown.
As is part of the Minnesota Brass tradition, MBI Winds is an independent group and is open to all ages. If you have marching experience and play any of these instruments, we want to hear from you!Read More
With the announcement of the combined DCI/DCA finals for the coming years, Minnesota Brass intends to take the competitive field at Lucas Oil Stadium. The last few SoundSport years have been great for member engagement, but we’ve run a skeleton crew. Many people did too many jobs: Transportation & Electronics, Executive Director & Front Ensemble Tech, Director & Prop Specialist. To maximize both member experience and competitive success for 2024, we need to rebuild the foundation of our organization: volunteers.Read More
We invite all Minnesota Brass alumni to join us for an end-of-season celebration! Special thanks again to Eric Molho for hosting the banquet at his party room in downtown Minneapolis 😍 RSVP so Eric knows how many people to expect.
1201 Yale Place, Minneapolis, MN
Park in guest parking. Check in at the front desk and they will direct you to the elevators.
Please bring a dish to share according to your last name:
A-J – Side dish
K-R – Main dish
S-Z – Dessert
Staff – Drinks (non-alcoholic)
Bring a power strip if you have one and your dish needs to be plugged in.
Those 21 and over can BYOB. The dining will be informal, but you’re welcome to dress up as much as you want – it’s always fun to see how everyone looks in regular clothes instead of their rehearsal gear.
We’ll celebrate the season, recognize some outstanding members, and watch a replay of the 2023 program “Speakeasy” from Indianapolis. See you there!
Minnesota Brass and River City Rhythm, in conjunction with Green Minneapolis, present Pageantry in the Plaza on Saturday, July 22nd at 4pm at Peavey Plaza. The free event also features a combined performance with Minnesota Orchestra trumpeter Chuck Lazarus.
Peavey Plaza, located adjacent to Orchestra Hall, opened in 1975 and is now in the National Register of Historic Places. As a public place along Nicollet Avenue, the plaza has become Downtown Minneapolis’ living room.
To reach a new audience and help fill a schedule gap between nearby drum corps shows, we contacted Green Minneapolis to host a free concert at Peavey Plaza. Bo Hoover of River City Rhythm recognized the opportunity to coordinate with the Minnesota Orchestra who is playing Stravinsky’s Firebird that night. He reached out to Chuck Lazarus from the trumpet section to put together a shared performance opportunity that you won’t want to miss!
The performance will feature:
- Minnesota Brass and their 2023 production: Speakeasy
- River City Rhythm and their 2023 production: Falling
- Chuck Lazarus in a combined performance with RCR & MBI
Hopefully we’ll see you in the plaza – Saturday, July 22nd at 4pm!