The 2015 indoor season was another awesome display of our drumlines' talents and dedication to excellence in the performing arts!
Congratulations to all of our units on strong endings to their MPA seasons March 28 at St. Cloud State University!
The class champions were:
- Scholastic Regional A: Henry Sibley High School
- Scholastic A: Burnsville High School
- Independent A: Phoenix Drumline
- Scholastic Open: River Valley Percussion Theatre of Elk River High School
- Independent Open: River City Rhythm
- Scholastic World: Eden Prairie High School
- Independent World: Minnesota Brass Indoor
MPA had a huge showing this year at the WGI Percussion World Championships in Dayton, Ohio, with eight ensembles representing us in extremely tough competitive classes and two earning finals spots:
- River City Rhythm earned fourth place in Independent Open finals and won the Fans' Favorite Award for the fourth year in a row.
- Shadow Indoor Percussion earned 11th place in Independent Open finals after being promoted from Independent A class this year.
Solo and Ensemble Contest
Congratulations to all participants of the 2015 MPA Solo and Ensemble Contest for wonderful performances! The class winners were:
High School Age
- Concert Percussion Ensemble: Elise Borman and Olivia Jones – Eagan High School
- Keyboard Solo: Tanner Tanyeri – Shadow Indoor Percussion
- Cymbal Ensemble: Jack Squier, Elizabeth Vo, Loraina Tillmann, Ben Kuttner, Tatum Slepica, and Ike Gehlen – Phoenix Drumline
- Snare Ensemble: Natalie Fideler and Eli Clements – Burnsville High School
- Bass Drum Ensemble: Alex Hughes, Deryck Lawson, Jacob Edwards, Cayman Hensel, Andrew Peterson, and Adam Arbuckle – Burnsville High School
- Drumset Solo: Mitchell Nelson – Rochester Lourdes High School
- Tenor Solo: Jack Johnson – River City Rhythm
- Piano Solo: Hailey DeMotts – Baldwin-Woodville High School
- Snare Solo: Matt Kronlokken – Eden Prairie High School
Independent Ensemble Age
- Keyboard Solo: Calvin Lipetzky – River City Rhythm
- Cymbal Solo: Jacqueline Gaetz – Minnesota Brass Indoor
- Snare Solo: Kyle Tsuchiya – Minnesota Brass Indoor
- Snare Ensemble: Andy Eklund and Kyle Tsuchiya – Minnesota Brass Indoor