World Champion Minnesota Brass at SSP show

The 2012 Sounds of Minnesota Drum and Bugle Competition will be held Aug. 17 at Ettinger Field in South Saint Paul. The show starts at 7 p.m. Sounds of Minnesota features top all-age drum corps from Wisconsin and Minnesota. Each unit will perform a 15-minute field show and will be evaluated by a panel of judges. Units from this show have gone on to win top placements in regional and national competitions.

You can expect to see over 400 musicians and color guard performing musical compositions and marching precise drill routines on the field. Drum and Bugle Corps has been called the Major League of marching band. The membership of the units represents the best performers from dozens of high school and college marching bands throughout the country.

The 2012 show features the 2011 DCA World Champion Minnesota Brass, Inc. from Saint Paul. Established in 1947, The 150 member unit Minnesota Brass reached the top echelon of the activity by bringing home their first DCA Open Class World Championship Title in 2011. The Sounds of Minnesota show will be the last chance to see Minnesota Brass perform in the Twin Cities before they head to Annapolis, VA to defend the DCA World Championship top spot.

Tickets are available at www.soundsofminnesota.com. Premium seats are $10 online or $12 at the gate. For more information, call 651-717-4382. Proceeds from the show help support the South Saint Paul Band Backers.

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