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2016 Minnesota Vikings Skol Line Announced

In final round of the 2016 Skol Line Auditions, a group of extremely talented finalists battled it out Monday evening, May 23rd 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 2016 Skol Line.  Drum roll please…

Your 2016 Minnesota Vikings Skol Line members are:


Matt Richards // 9th Year

Mike Neimeyer // 9th Year

Aaron Skogman // 6th Year

Michael Latana // 5th Year

Joe Jaeger // 4th Year

Tyler Jacobs // 4th Year

Matt Haar // 3rd Year

Tony Trinkner // 3rd Year

Troy Hommerding // 3rd Year 


Rob Casey // 8th Year

Dan Johnson // 8th Year

Jeremy Jones // 5th Year

Kelly Elledge // 3rd Year

Sheldon Peterson // 2nd Year


Jay Matuzak // 9th Year

Kirk Fladung // 9th Year

Patrick Lyons // 8th Year

Tim Badaczewski // 2nd Year

Aaron Martin // 1st Year


Jamar Pasley // 8th Year

Cora Morris // 6th Year

Shelby Ferry // 5th Year

Danielle Augustine // 5th Year

Marissa Moeller // 1st Year

Joel Matuzak (Head Instructor) and Nick Moreno (Assistant Instructor) are also back for a 9th year leading the talented group.

"We are excited to have a great group of veterans back for our 9th 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 2016 season. Skol Vikings!"
- Joel Matuzak, Skol Line Head Instructor

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

The Skol Line is sponsored by Yamaha, Sabian, Remo, Innovative Percussion, and Groth Music.

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