The 2014 indoor season was another wonderful display of our drumlines' talent and dedication to excellence in the performing arts!
Congratulations to all of our units on strong endings to their MPA seasons March 29 at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester!
The class champions were:
- Scholastic Regional A: Baldwin-Woodville High School
- Scholastic A: River Valley Percussion Theatre of Elk River High School
- Independent A: Aurora Indoor
- Scholastic Open: Irondale High School
- Independent Open: River City Rhythm
- Scholastic World: Eden Prairie High School
- Independent World: Minnesota Brass Indoor
MPA had an especially strong showing this year at the WGI Percussion World Championships in Dayton, Ohio, with six ensembles representing us on the big stage and three earning finals spots in their classes:
- Eagan High School placed 12th in Scholastic A class finals.
- River City Rhythm earned fourth in Independent Open finals and won the Fans' Favorite Award for the third year in a row.
- Eden Prairie High School placed 14th in Scholastic World finals.
Solo and Ensemble Contest
Congratulations to all participants of the 2014 MPA Solo and Ensemble Contest for wonderful performances! The winners were:
- Keyboard Solo, Age 18 -: Jonathan Dimond, Eden Prairie High School
- Keyboard Solo, Age 19 - 22: Shawn Muench, Minnesota Brass Indoor
- Snare Solo, Age 18 -: Kyle Tsuchiya, Eden Prairie High School
- Snare Solo, Age 19 - 22: Austin Murra, Minnesota Brass Indoor
- Tenor Solo, Age 18 -: Adam Ortmeier, Minnesota Brass Indoor
- Tenor Solo, Age 19 - 22: Joe Pfau, Minnesota Brass Indoor
- Concert Snare Solo, Age 18 -: Connor Woitte, Eden Prairie High School
- Concert Snare Solo, Age 19 - 22: Joseph Wattenhofer, River City Rhythm
- Piano Solo, Age 18 -: Connor Woitte, Eden Prairie High School
- Concert Percussion Duet, Age 18 -: Jordan Yatckoske and Nick Soden, Buffalo High School
- Cymbal Ensemble, Age 19 - 22: Minnesota Brass Indoor Cymbal Ensemble
- Concert Percussion Ensemble, Age 18 - : Eden Prairie High School Percussion Ensemble
- Concert Percussion Ensemble, Age 19 - 22: River City Rhythm Percussion Ensemble