Check out our video to celebrate MPA's 25th-anniversary season in 2018!
Come support our MPA performers as they take the stage in the 2018 MPA Solo and Ensemble Contest on Saturday, March 3, at Dassel-Cokato High School! The event will take place between the prelims and finals portions of the WGI Minneapolis regional and will be in the west gym and auditorium.
See the schedules and map below for details:
MPA is excited to bring the 2018 Minnesota Percussion Association Day of Percussion to the world-class facilities at Ted Mann Concert Hall and Ferguson Hall at the University of Minnesota on, from !
Special thanks to the University of Minnesota's School of Music, Marching Band, and percussion department, under the leadership of Fernando Meza, for their support of the 2018 Day of Percussion! And a huge thanks to MacPhail Center for Music and the Percussive Arts Society Minnesota Chapter for their support, along with all the corporate sponsors who are helping to make this event possible!
The 2018 Day of Percussion will feature:
- 22 clinics on marching, concert, and world percussion
- Performances from:
- Thomas Lang (world-famous drum set artist)
- Roger Carter (Bluecoats Drum Corps and Broken City Percussion batterie caption head)
- Sumunar Gamelan Ensemble
- Pan-handlers Steel Drum Band
- MPA Student Leadership Team Drumline
- A raffle drawing for various donations received from corporate and local sponsors
Registration for the event will start at 8 a.m. Members of current MPA member ensembles get free admission.
Lunch will be available for purchase in the afternoon. A full meal (Subway sandwich, chips, cookie and a drink) will be $7. Sticks, mallets, drum pads, and other accessories will be on sale.
Check out videos of three of our concert acts: Thomas Lang, Roger Carter, and Matra.
The Minnesota Percussion Association (MPA) and North Star Circuit are excited to announce that MPA will include indoor winds groups starting with the 2017 season!
To ensure MPA is in full compliance with copyright-related laws amid an increasingly tough and uncertain environment for performing arts organizations across the country, the Board of Directors has decided to not post or sell videos of 2016 MPA Championships and beyond for now. We are monitoring the situation and will provide an update when available.
Thank you for your patience!
MPA and the greater percussion community in Minnesota and beyond have lost a legend. Dick Rausch, a long-time instructor of the Rocori High School Drumline and namesake of MPA's Dick Rausch Instructor of the Year award, passed away at age 63 on Nov. 22. He was a teacher, performer, friend, and mentor to so many in the percussion community in Minnesota, though his influence reached far beyond. His impact is impossible to summarize, but this tribute from one of the people who knew him best might come close.