Roger Grupp has been a soloist since he first performed with the Pine City Saints in 1961. He later marched with St. Paul Scouts and the Spirit of ‘76. He has been performing with Minnesota Brass since 1971. In 1999, he was invited to perform as guest soloist with Bayou City Blues. He has held a number of administration positions with Minnesota Brass, including: assistant corps director, board of directors, fundraising co-ordinator, contest chairman, personnel administrator and horn arranger. He created the Minnesota Brass website in 1995, and has maintained it ever since. The site, the first for a drum and bugle corps, has been used as a model by many other corps. He was top soloist in Drum Corps Associates (DCA) in 1993, and has won many Drum Corps Midwest (DCM) soloist awards. He has won the corps’ Brassy Award, considered to be the Minnesota Brass Hall of Fame.