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Minnesota Brass Seeks Stakeholder Engagement Consultant

Minnesota Brass seeks a consultant or consultants to assist in gathering input from stakeholders and experts regarding the future of our performing ensembles. The consultant will be required to complete the following tasks outlined in the request for proposal. Conduct focus groups Write and administer two online surveys Conduct individual interviews Write a summary report […]

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May 18 Launch Event For 2018 Minnesota Brass SoundSport/Drumline Battle

Our launch event for potential new SoundSport AND DrumBattle ensembles will be this Friday, May 18 at 7 p.m. The event will be held at 2700 Winter Street in NE Minneapolis (the ‘Sears rehearsal site’ familiar to MBI alumni). Potential members in any section including brass, percussion and color guard should plan on attending. This […]

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In The News – For 50th Oktoberfest, They’ll Strike Up The Band

While Waterloo Region residents spent the weekend soaking up sunshine at local parks and patios, a revolution of sorts was brewing deep within the bowels of RIM Park. “Give us a place to stand, give us a place to grow, and call this land, Ontario.” That was the soundtrack, along with the 1975 Chicago hit […]

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Skyliners Announces Additions To 2018 Visual Staff

The Skyliners are pleased to announce that Timmy Allen has joined their staff as Visual Caption Head for the 2018 Season. Tim brings a lifetime of experience to the corps. His marching experience includes performing with the Rochester Crusaders, Syracuse Brigadiers, Connecticut Hurricanes, Magic of Orlando and Pioneer. He has designed and taught for The […]

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In The News – Sounds On The Susquehanna Plans Progressing

Ticket sales have been brisk, excitement is growing across the community and the committee of volunteers organizing Sounds On The Susquehanna have been hard at work preparing for an event expected to draw more than 3,000 people to Milton. Sounds On The Susquehanna, a Drum Crops Associates (DCA) competition, will be held at 7 p.m. […]

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Conduct Review Committee Updates MBI Stakeholders

Minnesota Brass Inc. (MBI) has recently reaffirmed its commitment to a safe environment for all members and staff. MBI has since established a Conduct Review Committee (CRC) to review any and all allegations of inappropriate behavior. The CRC has an Open Door policy and is the watchdog for violations of MBI policy, The CRC has […]

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A Note From The President

Drum Corps Associates Board of Directors’ and its members held our annual spring meeting on Saturday, April 28th in preparation for the upcoming 2018 season. The draw took place and the final performance schedule will be posted on our website in the coming days. The summer schedule is full and you will have the opportunity […]

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Minnesota Brass Exploring SoundSport Participation

Minnesota Brass has announced it is considering fielding a SoundSport (SoundSport.com) team for 2018. SoundSport, a program of Drum Corps International (DCI), is designed to provide unique performance opportunities for instrumental music ensembles of all types, in a dynamic environment. The goal is to assist in the creation of—and provide performance opportunities to—local, low-cost and […]

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Come Join The Fun

Are you looking for something to do this weekend, and on weekends this summer? Do you love music, competition, and travel? Come on down to Arkport Central Schools this weekend and check us out! We still have a few positions available and would love to have you join us! We will be at Arkport Central […]

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In The News – Founder Of Drum Corps For Columbus Youth In Need Of Organ Transplant

A Columbus man, who many consider a hero, is in need of his own hero. Marshall Cheatham has dedicated his life to serving others, especially children. He created The Columbus Saints drumline 15 years ago. “Basically, this drum and bugle corps saved lives. it kept a lot of kids out of trouble, gave them something […]

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