We're excited to be back to in-person shows for the 2022 MPA season! With everyone's health and safety in mind, we are following the mask requirements of show venues that have them. Please carefully check each event page to see whether that venue requires masks for spectators. All spectators are expected to follow the venue's rules to ensure a successful and fun event for all.
Live Stream of the Shows
We are offering a virtual live stream option for each regular-season MPA show this year. We will do our best to have the live stream up and running, but because different show venues might have Wi-Fi and other limitations, the live stream might go down once in a while. If that happens, please refresh our YouTube page and try again.
Because we cannot guarantee the live stream for each regular-season show will always be up, we are making it free. But we are accepting and encouraging donations. All donations will go to that show's host group and MPA.
Thank you for considering donating for this service and helping the show host and MPA!
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.