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Charlie Dolar

The Bushwackers are very sad to say goodbye to our friend and alumnus Charlie Dolar. Charlie came to the Bushwackers in the early 1990s and marched in the percussion section with his brother Jim, who was also taken from us too soon. Primarily a bass drummer, Charlie also marched cymbals and snare, was on the […]

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Free And Fun? You Betcha

Thursday, February 15, at Brooklyn Center High School (Brooklyn Center High School, 6500 Humboldt Ave N, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430), Band Director, Michael Reed, and in partnership with Minnesota Brass, invites everyone to come out for FREE to hear Lulu’s Playground. Lulu’s Playground will be the first ensemble of various guest artists throughout the school […]

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Hawthorne Caballeros Horns For Sale

As the Hawthorne Caballeros continue to make strides with their 2018 production and equipment, the organization is currently selling their Jupiter Quantum baritones and trumpets. Based on the timing of this post, we have the below inventory for purchase. Read the rest of the article here.

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MBI Kicks Off 2018 With Open House, Auditions

And we’re off! Minnesota Brass headed “Between the Lines” on Feb. 11 as some 50 prospective performers – both rookies and returning vets – showed up at Brooklyn Center High School for auditions and the first rehearsals of the 2018 season. The day’s events included introductions, a first glance at the new music, an early […]

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In The News – Kilties Plan To Compete Again This Year

After taking a break from competitions in 2017, the Kilties Drum & Bugle Corps will be back at it in 2018. The all-ages corps took a breather from competing in 2017, in part due to finances. “I think a lot of people are feeling very energetic to be back at it again,” said Karen Cole, […]

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Kilties Welcome Back Billocks To 2018 Instructional Staff

The Kilties welcome back Matt and Kiley Kay Billock to the 2018 instructional staff. This husband and wife team are both, alumnus and former instructors of the Kilties. Matt as Visual Caption Head and Kiley Kay as Color Guard Caption Head. Both bring a wealth of experience and we expect great success for the Corps […]

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In The News – Drumming Up Saber Support

Chris Emery jokes that two years ago he and his brother, Vincent Emery III, were “horrible” musicians. “We were bad,” Chris said. “Two years of practicing, we’re pretty good.” “Pretty good” is an understatement for the modest twin brothers, who are part of an elite drum and bugle corps. Read the rest of the article […]

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2018 Alliance Membership Information

Thank you for your interest in ALLIANCE! We welcome all potential members to take part in our Open House event, which usually takes place in November or December, as well as our auditions during the winter and spring. Membership is open to all ages though 19 is our average age! Audition Dates and Locations Auditions […]

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Raymond Peters, Skyliners Lifetime Member, Board Member

It is with deepest sorrow and sympathy that the New York Skyliners, Inc. organization announces the passing of New York Skyliners Lifetime Member and Board Member Raymond Peters. Ray was involved with The Skyliners from 1983 through the present in many capacities. He was a long-time member of The New York Skyliners Alumni Chorus and […]

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2018 Minnesota Brass Color Guard And Visual Caption Heads Named

As it continues to build its 2018 educational team, Minnesota Brass is pleased to announce the hiring of Jordan Warfield and Teran Keith as visual caption and color-guard caption heads, respectively. Read the rest of the article here.

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