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MPS Drumline Competition

Drumline PhotoCompetition will be fierce on Saturday, December 10 when the 14th Annual MPS Drumline Competition crowns the City Champion at Rufus King International School. Spectators will be treated to stick tricks, precision drumming, and showmanship in this dazzling contest. The battle will include Rufus King International School, 2015 City Champion, and Riverside University High School, recent winner of the Fresh Coast Classic Mega Drumline Competition.

Nine high school drumlines and five middle school groups are scheduled to appear. Attendees are encouraged to cheer for their favorite teams from among MPS’ finest.

Participating high school teams in 2016 are:

•           Bay View High School

•           Alexander Hamilton High School

•           Milwaukee High School of the Arts

•           North Division High School

•           Ronald Wilson Reagan College Preparatory High School

•           Riverside University High School

•           Rufus King International School Varsity

•           Rufus King International School JV

•           Harold S. Vincent High School

Middle Schools represented at this year’s drumline competition are:

•           Humboldt Park School

•           Lincoln Center of the Arts

•           Golda Meir School

•           Milwaukee Parkside School for the Arts

•           Wedgewood Park International School


Rufus King International School is located at 1801 W. Olive St. in Milwaukee. Tickets are $3 at the door. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and competition begins at 12:00 noon.

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