Members’ diary: ‘Supernova’ lights up DCA prelims (8/30)

Minnesota Brass started Saturday with an early-morning rehearsal filled with anticipation for its afternoon performance at DCA prelims in Rochester. And what a show it was. It might have been broad daylight, but “Supernova” lit up the crowd and judging panel at Sahlen’s Stadium — good enough for a score of 96.4 and a move […]

Members’ diary: Not just a walk in the park (8/29)

Minnesota Brass marked its first full day in Rochester with a dawn to dusk rehearsal Friday at Badgerow Park North, about a half hour’s drive from the corps’ temporary home at the DoubleTree. “Supernova” is shining brighter than ever after all of the hard work and ready for its debut at the DCA World Championships. Members […]

Members’ diary: Welcome to Rochester! (8/28)

What a long, strange trip it’s been. Most members of Minnesota Brass left Minnesota on Wednesday night for the DCA World Championships in Rochester, N.Y., and it wasn’t long before they were behind schedule. Even some of those who traveled separately experienced delays of one kind or another. But everyone eventually arrived safely at the […]

Minnesota Brass performers seek the perfect ‘bari/euphie’

What do you get when you cross a selfie with a baritone/euphonium section? Why, a “bari/euphie,” of course. Minnesota Brass’ bari/euph members have taken a photo of themselves before or after almost every performance this season. For the performers, the photos they’ve captured are more than an exercise in vanity. “I like doing the bari/euphies because […]