The Rufus King High School varsity team won the annual MPS Battle of the Drum Lines last weekend, taking the title for the ninth time in eleven years. Riverside High School placed second and Rufus King’s JV drum line took third. Also competing were Audubon High School, Bay View High School and Reagan High School. The Rufus King majorettes and drum lines from Bay View Middle School, Lincoln Center of the Arts and Wedgewood Park IB Middle School also performed.
Music has been a key part of MPS’ efforts to bring more art, music and physical education specialists into schools. More than 90 art/music/PE specialist positions have been added over the past two years.