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Get all the info for our 2017 competitions!

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See the scores from our 2017 competitions!

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Get the info on our 2017 ensembles, including where they will be competing!

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Marimba Lessons With Mark Ford, Jan. 6!

P08-DSPMR50 Mark Ford playing closeup1MPA students and instructors have an incredible opportunity to take a marimba lesson with Mark Ford on Jan. 6, 2017. Ford is a renowned marimba specialist and artist, composer, educator and the coordinator of percussion activities at the University of North Texas.

The lessons will be at Rosemount High School and will start in the later afternoon.

Cost is $40 for a 30-minute lesson and $50 for 45 minutes, payable in cash at the lesson.

If interested, please fill out the form linked below. More information will be sent to those who filled out the form. 

Spots will fill up quickly! Click here to fill out the form to sign up.

Welcome, Winds!

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!

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions and for help with registering a winds group for MPA.

MPA Not Posting 2016 Videos

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 Mourns the Loss of a Legend

12MPA 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.

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