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Introducing the 2020 MBI Indoor Percussion Front Ensemble Staff

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MBI Indoor Percussion is thrilled to introduce the 2020 Winter Front Ensemble Staff lead by Coordinator Chris Judd and Supervisor Erin VanBurkleo. Returning to the team will be Elle Mehr, Alex St. Clair, Bridger Herman, and Alli Wilmes. New to the team in 2020 will be Wyatt Martin, Emily Ruetz, and Faith Haley (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.

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 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!

Auditions Kick Off MBI Indoor Season

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Minnesota Brass’ MBI Indoor Percussion will open its 2019 campaign with day 1 of auditions on Saturday, Oct. 27. Interested percussionists ages 16 to 22 are invited to attend the event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Totino-Grace High School in Fridley, Minn., north of Minneapolis. Register now!

According to director Katy Bensen, more than 85 individuals already have expressed interest in the ensemble’s 35-plus positions. The group will attend the Minnesota Percussion Association’s (MPA) Day of Percussion on Jan. 5, 2019, at the Ted Mann Concert Hall at the University of Minnesota. Its first contest is set for Feb. 2, 2019, at Eagan High School. The ensemble also plans to attend the WGI regional contest in Omaha, Neb., in February.

MBI Indoor Drumline prides itself on providing a premier member experience focusing on the development of its members as performers and people. As the only Independent World Class percussion ensemble in the region, they strive to create engaging and emotional programs that push performers’ abilities and provide an opportunity to perform with the best of the best.

MBI Indoor is an indoor percussion ensemble sponsored by Minnesota Brass Inc. It competes as a member of both MPA and WGI Percussion. They have been Independent Open silver medalists, as well as World Class finalists and have earned numerous other accolades locally and regionally. A second session of auditions is slated for Nov. 11, also at Totino-Grace.

The MBI Indoor staff also includes Joel Matuzak, program coordinator/arranger; Matt Ferry, front ensemble coordinator/arranger; Mike Ferry, ensemble coordinator; Joe Asleson, visual designer, and Angela Haugejorden, choreographer. Other staff members are Tiffany Kostuch (visual technician), Joe Pfau and Joe Jaeger (co-battery coordinators), Austin Murra, Nick “Taco” Edwards, Jordan Jergenson, Vlad Boz, Joey Wattenhofer and Jake Esterberg (battery technicians), Erin VanBurkleo (front ensemble supervisor), Mackenzie Steinberg, Alex St. Clair and Ellie Mehr (front ensemble technicians), Bridger Herman (audio engineer) and Alli Wilmes (front ensemble consultant). Visit our web page for more information.

2019 MBI Winter Percussion Auditions

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Minnesota Brass Indoor Percussion is beginning our 12th Season on October 27th at Totino Grace High School (1350 Gardena Ave NE, Fridley, MN 55432).   We will hold two audition dates on October 27th and November 11th to determine this year’s ensemble.  Coming off of a WGI Percussion Independent World Semi-Finals appearance in 2018,  we are excited about the potential for the program this year.  There are some exciting plans in the works! For more information about staff, schedule, dues and audition materials check out the Indoor Drumline page.