The Marching Blue is one part of a very active music program at Minnetonka High School. The Marching Blue is one of the more visible groups at MHS performing at home Skipper football games, competing throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin, and participating in parades like the Minnesota State Fair and Excelsiors annual Halloween Parade.

This year’s production is entitled, “Brick Canvas”:

Brick Canvas explores different devices allowing us to be creative. In a visual sense, it shows us going from more basic forms to more intricate designs on the field as well as our props starting with a blank canvas going to painted and more decorated scene. Musically, we start with a symphonic and diatonic sound while gradually moving towards more creative chordal structures, complex rhythms and introducing some hip hop elements as the show progresses.

Repertoire includes:

Monody by TheFatRat

Sunflower by Post Malone and Swae Lee

Confetti by Velvet Negroni

Lights Out by Alex Shapiro

Drum Major: Brielle Fox-Anderson

Featured Soloist include: Graham Hirman, Alto Sax and EWI and John Linden, Trumpet

Music Arrangements: Jake Esterberg, Kory Esterberg

Drill: Phil Snyder

Drum Major: Brielle Fox-Anderson

Color Guard Staff: Kaitlyn Barrett, Alyssa Harrington, Sydney Downing

Visual Staff: Karl Schmid, Abra Arora

Percussion Staff: Jake Esterberg, Kory Esterberg, Vivi Hillstrom, Katie Langer, Abra Arora

Band Directors: Kevin Kleindl and Paul Rosen

The Marching Blue are proud of their excellence while performing and competing. Honors include:

  • 2019 State Marching Band Championships: 2nd Place AA
  • 2018 State Marching Band Championships: 2nd Place AA
  • 2017 State Marching Band Championships: 1st Place AA
  • 2016 State Marching Band Championships: 2nd Place AA

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