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Thank You to Our 2022 Season Sponsors!

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2023 EVENTS

Get all the info for our 2023 competitions!

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2022 SCORES

See the scores from our 2022 competitions!

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ENSEMBLES

Get the info on our 2022 ensembles, including where they will be competing!

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2023 Day of Percussion Is Ready to Roll!

MPA is excited to bring the 2023 Minnesota Percussion Association Day of Percussion to Rosemount High School on Saturday, January 7, 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 Rosemount High School band department for its support of the 2023 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!

The 2023 Day of Percussion will feature:

  • 22 clinics on marching, concert, world percussion, and other topics
  • Concert performances from:
    • Martin Dosh (live looping, drum set, synths)
    • Heartland Marimba Ensemble
    • Shinparam (Korean drumming ensemble)
    • Pan-Handlers Steel Drum Band
    • MPA Student Leadership Team Drumline 
  • A raffle drawing for various donations received from corporate and local sponsors

Download the full program (detailed schedule, clinic descriptions, clinician/artist bios, school map, etc.).

Click here if you want just the schedule without the other information in the program.

Registration for the event will start at 8 a.m. Members of current MPA member ensembles get free admission. 


Cost for non-MPA groups is $20 per student or $250 for the whole group (whichever is less). Individual attendee cost is $20.

Lunch will be available for purchase in the afternoon. A full meal (two slices of pizza and a drink) will be $7 (cash and cards accepted), with snacks/candy and other items available. Sticks, mallets, drum pads, and other accessories will be on sale, along with MPA apparel.

Questions? E-mail MPA Day of Percussion coordinator Vlad Boz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Check out videos of three of our concert acts: Martin Dosh, Heartland Marimba Ensemble, Shinparam, and Pan-Handlers Steel Drum Band.

2021 MPA Championships Awards Video

Congratulations to everyone involved in the 2021 MPA season for overcoming so many challenges to make this a fulfilling, safe and awesome season for our performers in what was an incredibly difficult year for the whole world!

Check out our awards ceremony video, which includes the Instructor of the Year Award winner, scholarship winners, Solo and Ensemble Contest winners, and the placements and scores from our Championships competition!

 

2021 MPA Championships Shoutouts

Thank you for considering placing a shoutout to a student or group that's participating in the 2021 MPA Championships! The shoutouts will be in the April 24 Championships video. This is a great opportunity to support your favorite student(s) and/or group(s) with an encouraging message!

Details:

  • You may submit either a video (10 seconds maximum; high resolution; MP4 or MOV format), one image (PNG or JPEG file format; high resolution; already designed) or just text.
  • The price is $20 for each shoutout, regardless of format.
  • If placing more than one shoutout, make sure to update the quantity when paying through PayPal.

MPA reserves the right to edit the shoutouts or refuse any if they are not appropriate for our audience. Money for any refused shoutouts will be refunded, and the person who placed them will be contacted.

DEADLINE FOR ORDERING: April 11

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PAY THROUGH PAYPAL FIRST THEN INPUT INTO THE APPROPRIATE FIELD BELOW THE TRANSACTION ID FROM THE PAYMENT RECEIPT THAT PAYPAL EMAILED TO THE PERSON WHO PAID.

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2021 MPA Season Goes Virtual

The MPA Board of Directors has unanimously voted to have all 2021 MPA season events take place virtually, with no in-person events. After carefully evaluating many factors — including local health guidelines and in-person event restrictions, director and judge feedback, and facility constraints — the board came to the difficult decision that having an all-virtual season this year is the best option for the health, safety and overall well-being of the MPA community in 2021 and beyond.

We’re excited to share more details about the upcoming virtual season soon and to be able to provide a safe and fulfilling experience for our community in 2021 while looking forward to a bright future for MPA!

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