In final round of the 2014 Skol Line Auditions, a group of extremely talented finalists battled it out Tuesday evening, June 3rd at Mall of America for a coveted spot on this year's roster.
View photos from the 2014 Minnesota Vikings Skol Line Final Auditions.
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 2014 Skol Line presented by Best Buy. Drum roll please…
Your 2014 Minnesota Skol Line members are:
Matt Richards // 7th Year
Mike Neimeyer // 7th Year
Aaron Skogman // 4th Year
Michael Latana // 3rd Year
Joe Jaeger // 2nd Year
Tyler Jacobs // 2nd Year
Matt Haar // 1st Year
Tony Trinkner // 1st Year
Rob Casey // 6th Year
Jeremy Jones // 3rd Year
James Schuster // 1st Year
Kelly Elledge // 1st Year
Tanner Bergerson // 1st Year
Jay Matuzak // 7th Year
Kirk Fladung // 7th Year
Patrick Lyons // 6th Year
Chris Richman // 2nd Year
Jack Donovan // 1st Year
Jamar Pasley // 6th Year
Cora Morris // 4th Year
Shelby Ferry // 3rd Year
Danielle Augustine // 3rd Year
Joel Matuzak (Head Instructor) and Nick Moreno (Assistant Instructor) are also back for a 7th year leading the talented group.
"We are excited to have a great group of veterans back for our 7th 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 2014 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 2014 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 presented by Best Buy and sponsored by Yamaha Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Remo Drum heads and Innovative Percussion.