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2023 MBI Winds Show Announcement

The first edition of MBI Winds aims to make a great introduction, a stellar first impression, and turn a chance encounter into a lasting relationship. The 2023 edition of MBI Winds presents: Hello! Hello is an appropriate introduction of this new ensemble to the world… but it’s more. Think about chance encounters you’ve had that […]

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Meet Chromium Winds’ 2023 Design Staff

Talented veteran staff members of the CAPE organization come together to create Chromium’s production for the upcoming 2023 season. Chromium welcomes back two familiar designers, plus Cavaliers brass caption co-manager joins the team as winds arranger. Lindsey Schueller: Program Coordinator Matt “Gameboy” Owen: Winds Composer and Arranger Matt Hahn: Sound Designer Read the rest of […]

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Presenting: MBI Winds 2023

For over 75 years Minnesota Brass has been the home for brass players to continue their marching careers after marching band and junior corps. WGI Winds presents an opportunity for brass and woodwind players to perform in an indoor environment during the winter. As is part of the Minnesota Brass tradition, MBI Winds is an […]

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Chromium Winds Welcomes New Director

After three years as Chromium Winds’ lead woodwind technician, DaJuan Brooks will be stepping into the role of Director for the upcoming competitive season. Brooks graduated from Northwestern University with a Master of Music degree in Clarinet Performance and Music Education. He is currently pursuing a degree in Leadership, Equity, Inclusion, and Organizational Change from […]

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This Black History Month, We Are Celebrating By Revisiting The Story Of John Henry With Vanguard Performance Coach And Storyteller, Wayne Harris

This Black History Month, we are celebrating by revisiting the story of John Henry with Vanguard performance coach and storyteller, Wayne Harris! A freedman during the Reconstruction Era, post Civil War, John Henry was a railroad steel driver and, as legend has it, could outwork any machine. He became a heroic symbol for African Americans, […]

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BKPE Announces 2022 Design Team

The Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble is pleased to announce the design team for the upcoming 2022 season. Returning as Program Coordinator & Visual Designer, Peter Lucero will also be arranging for the battery in tandem with the visual design. Colin Spear will return as Front Ensemble Arranger alongside Danny Sibley as Sound Designer. “I look […]

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BKPE Announce Julian Davidson And Michael Williams As Caption Heads

The Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble is pleased to announce Julian Davidson as Front Ensemble Caption Head and Michael Williams as Battery Caption Head for the 2022 season! Julian Davidson is a performer, percussionist, instructor and composer from Berthoud, Colorado. Julian has been fortunate enough to spend three summers touring with the Blue Knights Drum and […]

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Introducing Spartans Winter Percussion

We are pleased to announce the first season of winter percussion to the organization. The ensemble will be under the direction of our percussion caption head Andy Kim. For more details please follow us on our Facebook page. This web site will be updated with detailed information in the near future. Read the rest of […]

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Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble Annouce Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the following Percussion Ensemble members who were awarded the following scholarships! Sean Yates 2021 Keith Nygaard Memorial Sean Yates received the Keith Nygaard Memorial Scholarship for 2021. Sean, a bass drummer, has been a member of the Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble from 2017 to 2021. Read the rest of the article here.

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Chromium Winds Announces 2021 Virtual Season

Following WGI’s announcement that they will not be presenting in-person events for the 2021 season, Chromium Winds (CW), the WGI Winds ensemble presented by The Cavaliers, announces today that its 2021 season will be presented in a fully virtual format. “Our CW leadership team has been engaged in conversations since early in the Summer to […]

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