MPA is excited to bring the 2019 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 Saturday, January 5, from 9 a.m. to 4:30p.m.!
And we're happy to work with the Percussive Arts Society Minnesota Chapter to this year hold a concert for local student concert percussion ensembles at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, January 5, at Ted Mann Concert Hall. Plus, members of these and other percussion ensembles from the area will join our MPA students for the Saturday morning and afternoon clinics and concerts!
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 2019 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!
22 clinics on marching, concert, and world percussion
Nick Werth (Galaxe)
Clocks in Motion Percussion
MPA Student Leadership Team Drumline
Vikings Skol Line
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 (two slices of pizza, veggies, a dessert, and a drink) will be $7. Sticks, mallets, drum pads, and other accessories will be on sale, along with MPA apparel.
Check out videos of three of our concert acts: Nick Werth (Galaxe), Clocks in Motion Percussion, and Sowah Mensah.
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.
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.