View images from the 2015 Skol Line Final Auditions, which took place at Mall of America.
In final round of the 2015 Skol Line Auditions, a group of extremely talented finalists battled it out Tuesday evening, May 26th 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 2015 Skol Line. Drum roll please…
Your 2015 Minnesota Skol Line members are:
Matt Richards // 8th Year
Mike Neimeyer // 8th Year
Aaron Skogman // 5th Year
Michael Latana // 4th Year
Joe Jaeger // 3rd Year
Tyler Jacobs // 3rd Year
Matt Haar // 2nd Year
Tony Trinkner // 2nd Year
Rob Casey // 7th Year
Jeremy Jones // 4th Year
Kelly Elledge // 2nd Year
Tanner Bergerson // 2nd Year
Sheldon Peterson // 1st Year
Jay Matuzak // 8th Year
Kirk Fladung // 8th Year
Patrick Lyons // 7th Year
Chris Richman // 3rd Year
Tim Badaczewski // 1st Year
Jamar Pasley // 7th Year
Cora Morris // 5th Year
Shelby Ferry // 4th Year
Danielle Augustine // 4th Year
Joel Matuzak (Head Instructor) and Nick Moreno (Assistant Instructor) are also back for a 8th year leading the talented group.
"We are excited to have a great group of veterans back for our 8th 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 2015 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 2015 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 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 sponsored by Yamaha Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Remo Drum heads, Innovative Percussion, and Groth Music.