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KHS America congratulates Eden Prairie High School of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, for winning the Academic Alliance Quantum Mark II Sweepstakes.

Over 600 Academic Alliance member schools participated in the sweepstakes that ran from June 2019 to May 2020. As the winner, Eden Prairie High School, an Academic Alliance member since 2019, will be the recipient of five snares, three tenors, and five bass drums to be sized, configured and finished to their requests.

KHS America looks forward to seeing what their percussion section accomplishes with the new Mapex Drums. Mapex/Majestic marching brand manager, Nic Milliner states, “I’m very happy for Eden Prairie High School on the sweepstakes win. I hope that these young musicians enjoy these drums for years to come and thank you for being a proud member of our Academic Alliance.”

The Eden Prairie High School Eagle Band has a rich history of tradition and innovation spanning more than 50 years. Their drumline is a five-time Minnesota Percussion Association State Champion and has multiple appearances in WGI Scholastic World Class Finals to their credit.

The Academic Alliance is designed to facilitate and strengthen important symbiotic relationships within the music education community and is open to all K-12 public and private school band programs in the United States.

To learn more or to enroll in the KHS America Academic Alliance, visit here.

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