The 2013 WGI World Championships will go down in history for MPA as two of our ensembles earned the honor of being World class finalists and a third MPA drumline celebrated a fourth-straight finals appearance and second Fan Favorite Award in a row!
- Eden Prairie High School, in just its second year of WGI competition, not only made finals its first year in Scholastic World class but climbed to a very impressive 10th place.
- Minnesota Brass Indoor enjoyed its first-ever Independent World class performance and earned 13th place in a very tough competitive group.
- River City Rhythm enjoyed its second Independent Open class finals appearance, earning eighth place. RCR also earned the Fan Favorite Award for its class, an impressive feat, considering they won that award last year.
And congratulations to Forest Lake High School, Irondale High School, Rochester-Lourdes High School and St. Cloud All-City Drumline on awesome performances to finish out their seasons!
We're proud of how all of our ensembles represented MPA on the WGI stage!
The 2013 MPA season ended with a bang on April 6 as 25 drumlines gave their all in the final indoor drumline competition of the year in Minnesota! Congratulations to all performers, instructors, family members and supporters on another fantastic season.
Class champions were:
- Scholastic Regional A — Baldwin-Woodville High School
- Scholastic A — River Valley Percussion Theatre of Elk River High School
- Independent A — Groove Pursuit
- Scholastic Open — Irondale High School
- Independent Open — River City Rhythm
- Scholastic World — Eden Prairie High School
- Independent World — Minnesota Brass Indoor
Here's looking forward to the 2014 season!
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The 2013 MPA Solo and Ensemble Contest, held March 23 at Buffalo High School, was a huge success as our performers showed off their skills and improved as musicians through their performances! Congratulations to ALL contestants for their hard work and participation!
The category winners were:
Snare solo (18 and younger) — Kyle Tsuchiya, Eden Prairie High School
Tenor solo (18 and younger) — Corey Larson, Irondale High School
Tenor solo (age 19 to 22) — James Schuster, Minnesota Brass Indoor
Piano solo (18 and younger) — Amelia Pearson, Rochester-Lourdes High School
Keyboard solo (18 and younger) — Sylvia Kaare, Eden Prairie High School
Keyboard solo (age 19 to 22) — Nina Zywicki, Minnesota Brass Indoor
Batterie ensemble (18 and younger) — Rocori High School
Cymbal ensemble (age 19 to 22) — River City Rhythm
Bass drum ensemble (18 and younger) — Eden Prairie High School
Timpani solo (18 and younger) — Adam Kolling, Buffalo High School
Drum set solo (18 and younger) — Jake Steinmetz, Rochester-Lourdes High School
Drum set solo (age 19 to 22) — Ben Lunn, Minnesota Brass Indoor
Concert snare solo (18 and younger) — Connor Woitte, Eden Prairie High School
Percussion ensemble (18 and younger) — Phoenix Drumline
Percussion ensemble (age 19 to 22) — River City Rhythm