Rufus King captures title in MPS Battle of the Drumlines

December 13, 2019

Crowds were cheering at Riverside University High School on Saturday, December 7, 2019, when MPS drumlines faced off in the annual Battle of the Drumlines. Students gave their best effort with precision drumming, footwork, showmanship, and stick tricks to present a thrilling competition. Congratulations to the Rufus King Varsity Drumline, who took home the first place trophy!

“Battle of the Drumlines is always an exciting event,” said Tony Soyak, MPS Music Curriculum Specialist. “Our students gain so much through music including poise, teamwork, precision, and a strong work ethic. We are extremely proud of what all our students accomplished at this year’s competition.”

Awards were presented to high school and middle school groups. Congratulations to all our winners!

High Schools
First Place:
Rufus King High School Varsity
Second Place:
Riverside University High School
Third Place:
Reagan High School

Middle Schools
First Place:
Golda Meir School
Second Place:
Milwaukee Parkside School for the Arts

For more information about these schools or MPS music programs, visit or the Music page on the MPS website.