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Introducing the MBI Indoor Percussion Battery Staff:

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MBI Indoor Percussion is excited to introduce the 2020 Winter Battery Staff lead by Battery Coordinator Joe Jaeger. Returning to the team will be Vlad Boz, Jordan Jergenson, and Jake Esterberg as well as Zach Church and Connor Woitte from the MBI Summer Staff. New to the team in 2020 will be Deryck Lawson, Jack Johnson, and Lucas Monahan (not pictured) See bios on the Indoor Percussion page.

MBI Winter percussion begins our 2020 season this Sunday. October 27th at Totino Grace High School in Fridley. Click Join for more information.

MBI Indoor Percussion Announces 2020 Design Team

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MBI Indoor Percussion is thrilled to announce a revamped design team for our 2020 Winter season. Returning to lead the team will be Joel Matuzak as Creative Coordinator/Arranger, and Mike Ferry as Ensemble Coordinator. Joining them for 2020 will be Matt Hahn for Front Ensemble Arranging, Tyler Shipe for Visual Design, Joe Jaeger and Chris Judd for Musical design assistance. See bios on the Indoor Percussion page.

MBI Winter percussion begins our 2020 season this Sunday. October 27th at Totino Grace High School in Fridley. Click Join for more information.

Minnesota Brass, Inver Hills Community College embark on partnership

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Minnesota Brass Inc. (MBI) and Inver Hills Community College of Inver Grove Heights, Minn., have embarked on discussions aimed at a music-education partnership that would further their respective missions.

“We are thrilled about the potential of a long-term relationship with Inver Hills Community College,” said Katy Matuzak, Minnesota Brass executive director. “MBI has a strong connection to education, and the ability to partner with such a fine educational institution is a natural fit. It has been wonderful to have this partnership. We are excited for the future and eager to see what lies ahead for both organizations.”

Inver Hills has made both rehearsal and performance space available to the St. Paul-based musical-education organization over the past year. Discussion points include expanded and joint performance opportunities and increased community involvement.

“I and other here interested in putting ‘community’ back into community college,” said music professor and head of the Inver Hills music department Andrew Martin. “To me it’s a natural fit. We have available space, (Minnesota Brass) needs space to be loud in – especially during the wintertime. “So far,” he added, “the partnership seems to be fitting what we wanted it to be: bringing in a community organization, bringing energy onto the campus, and bringing something to this area of the southeast metro that it didn’t have before. When groups are here there’s action, and that’s important for onlookers to see the importance of community-arts organizations.”

Barbara Curchack, Dean of Liberal Arts at Inver Hills, said, “We are excited by the partnership we are developing with Minnesota Brass. It is fortunate that our gym, classrooms and outdoor spaces meet Minnesota Brass’ needs, so this is a win-win for Inver Hills as well. “With two Minnesota Brass performances on our campus, I’ve heard nothing but positivity from the music faculty. “Further, we thank Minnesota Brass, as they have carried our banner in the State Fair parade and mentored one of our Music AFA interns this summer. We look forward to the opportunity to continue to develop our partnership in this academic year and beyond.”

MBI INDOOR PERCUSSION ANNOUNCES 2020 AUDITIONS

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MBI Indoor Percussion is thrilled to announce the beginning of our 13th season competing in WGI World Class. Auditions will take place on Sunday, October 27, Saturday, November 2, and Sunday, November 3 at Totino Grace High School in Fridley Minnesota. Please click the Join button at https://mnbrass.org/drumline/ for more information and to register for audition materials.

There are openings for battery percussion, front line percussion, rhythm section, and movers who are under the age of 22. Come and be a part the next chapter of MBI Percussion!

A tip of the shako to sponsors, fans and volunteers

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As Minnesota Brass puts the lid on a highly successful 2019 season – finishing second at the DCI SoundSport International Music & Food Festival in Indianapolis in August – the organization would like to thank its sponsors for the support.

Several events and other opportunities materialize annually making a successful season a challenge every year – and 2019 was no exception. From presenting Drum Corps International contests in Menomonie, Wis., and Farmington, Minn., to funding new instruments and covering travel expenses, our sponsors, committed fans and indispensable volunteers continue to keep the organization moving forward.

So here’s a special salute to those sponsors who made 2019 an exceptional year: