In final round of the 2012 Skol Line Auditions, a group of extremely talented finalists battled it out at the Skol Line Final Auditions on Monday evening, June 18th at Mall of America for a coveted spot on this year’s roster.
Finalists each performed a unique solo as well as various group ensembles before a panel of judges and a packed audience in the Mall of America Rotunda to prove they have what it takes to drum for the Skol Line.
The Minnesota Vikings thank all of this year’s participants and are proud to announce the 2012 Skol Line presented by Best Buy. Drum roll please...
Your 2012 Minnesota Skol Line members are:
Matt Richards // 5th Year
Mike Neimeyer // 5th Year
Andrew Dussl // 3rd Year
James Grumish // 3rd Year
Nick Edwards // 3rd Year
Aaron Skogman // 2nd Year
Michael Latana // 1st Year
Jenn Whipple // 1st Year
Dan Johnson // 5th Year
Rob Casey // 4th Year
Nathan Hicks // 2nd Year
Justin Ashton // 1st Year
Jeremy Jones // 1st Year
Jay Matuzak // 5th Year
Kirk Fladung // 5th Year
Bryan Poetsch // 5th Year
Patrick Lyons // 4th Year
Matt Gullickson // 2nd Year
Jamar Pasley // 4th Year
Cora Morris // 2nd Year
Shelby Ferry // 1st Year
Danielle Augustine // 1st Year
Joel Matuzak (Head Instructor) and Nick Moreno (Assistant Instructor) are also back for a 5th year leading the talented group.
“We are excited to have a great group of veterans back for our 5th year and with the addition of some great new performers, we will be even better. We are looking forward to continuing to entertain Vikings fans throughout the 2012 season. Skol Vikings!”
- Joel Matuzak, Skol Line Head Instructor
“The Minnesota Vikings are thrilled to see the new Skol Line perform at Vikings games this fall. The Skol Line has become a staple of the Vikings game day experience since its inception in 2008. Fans will be excited to watch and listen as the new 2012 Skol Line performs.”
- Bryan Harper, Executive Producer – Vikings Entertainment Network
The Minnesota Vikings Skol Line was created in 2008 to provide game day entertainment for all Vikings home games and events. Ensemble members come from a variety of backgrounds including former marching band and drum corps members, teachers, small business owners and various other professions. Look for the Minnesota Vikings Skol Line performing at Mall of America Field before and during each Vikings home game and at various special events throughout the year.
Be sure check out the Minnesota Vikings Skol Line official Facebook page to keep up with all of the latest Skol Line happenings including upcoming appearances, photos and video. For questions or if you are interested in having the Skol Line appear at your next event, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Skol Line is presented by Best Buy and sponsored by Yamaha Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Remo Drum heads and Pro-Mark Drumsticks.