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Minnesota Brass, Inc. announces new corps director

The Minnesota Brass, Inc. board of directors appointed Brent Turner vice president of corps operations (corps director) at the final board meeting of the 2003 season.

In Turner’s first official statement he said, “I’m looking forward to serving the corps as director and building on the huge successes that the corps has had over the years. It’s a big responsibility to be able to live up to the leadership that MBI has had over its long history. In MBI’s 58th season I’ll be focusing on how the corps can keep improving the experience for all its members, staff and alumni over the next three years to capitalize on our 60th anniversary season in 2006 and beyond.”

Turner has a strong drum corps history to guide him. He has performed with the Madison Scouts and Minnesota Brass, Inc. and was a writer and visual instructor for the University of Minnesota, Capital Sound drum and bugle corps and many Minnesota area bands. Most recently, Turner has been visual caption head with Minnesota Brass.

He is a licensed staff member at Eden Prairie High School in Minnesota holding a master in education and a bachelor’s degree, both from the University of Minnesota.

Dave Whitaker was named assistant corps director and vice president of business affairs. Gavin Burnham will continue as the executive director.

Turner can be reached at director@mnbrassinc.org.

Other corporate officers appointed were Gavin Burnham, president/CEO; Ron Haselius, vice President; Kurt Schiebel, treasurer/CFO; and Gwynne Byrne, secretary.

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