MPA is excited to bring the 2020 Minnesota Percussion Association Day of Percussion to Lakeville South High School on Saturday, January 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.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 p.m. later that day. 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 Lakeville South High School band department for its support of the 2020 Day of Percussion! And a huge thanks to 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
Omaha Street Percussion
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 (two slices of pizza, baby carrots, a dessert and a drink) will be $7 (CASH ONLY!). Sticks, mallets, drum pads, and other accessories will be on sale, along with MPA apparel.
Check out videos of three of our concert acts: Casey Cangelosi, Enso Daiko and Omaha Street Percussion.
Can't make it to the 2019 MPA Championships on April 6 at St. Cloud State University in person? You can still catch all the action by purchasing the live stream for only $15! The show starts at 3 p.m., and the live stream will be active at 2 p.m.
The direct link to the live stream is included in the confirmation email, which is sent automatically after you complete your purchase.
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.