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Justin Foell

Call for Volunteers

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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.

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2023 Potluck Banquet – Friday, September 8th

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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.

Time: 6:30p

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!

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Pageantry in the Plaza

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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!

Minnesota Brass presents: Speakeasy

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In a dark alley somewhere, there’s an unadvertised place. A secret door that music is emanating from. When the door opens, the sound comes pouring out. Inside you’ll find Minnesota Brass’s 2023 production: Speakeasy

Unlike a speakeasy from the 1920s, this one is completely legal, just a little secret. The hipster bar meets nightclub vibe is absent of flapper dresses, but full of fun & flair. Selections include:

  • Crazy In Love by Beyonce
  • Piano Man by Billy Joel
  • Closing Time by Semisonic

Come see Minnesota Brass at these events this summer:

  • Fridley Parade – June 15th
  • Alexandria Parade & Stand-Still – June 25th
  • Hinkley Parade & Stand-Still – July 8th
  • Mankato Thunder of Drums – July 11th
  • Eau Claire Drums Along the Chippewa – July 12th
  • Minneapolis Peavey Plaza Pageantry in the Plaza Stand-Still – July 22nd
  • Apple Valley March On! – August 2nd
  • St. Peter Drum Corps Expo – August 5th
  • Indianapolis DCI SoundSport Finals – August 12th