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Tri-State Band Festival
Luverne, MN

September 29, 2012

Now in its 62nd year, Luverne's Tri-State Band Festival is the longest-running marching band festival in the region. The annual parade and field competition draws bands from Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota with more than 2,500 students participating.

The 2012 lineup included 26 participating bands, with 19 bands performing in the parade and 16 performing on the field. The morning parade travels along Main Street, with judging near the corner of Main and McKenzie. The afternoon field competition is held at the Luverne High School athletic field.

Luverne is located in the southwest corner of Minnesota, just 30 minutes east of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. One of Luverne's famous attractions is the Blue Mounds State Park which features beautiful campsites, prairie hiking trails, and the only state-owned herd of bison.


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Admission Prices


Performance Schedule

Parade Time: 10:00 AM Main Street
VFW & Legion Color Guard

Parade Marshals (Glen’s Coffee Clique Last Man Club)

Luverne, MN Middle School Band (Host) 

Class A
1. Sibley-Ocheyedan High School - Sibley, IA
2. West Lyon High School, Inwood, IA
3. Lennox, SD High School

Class A-1
4. Garretson, SD High School
5. Milbank, SD High School
6. Murray County Central, MN High School
7. Adrian, MN High School
8. Boyden-Hull, IA High School
9. Tracy Area, MN High School

Class AA
10. Pipestone Area, MN High School
11. West Central High School - Hartford, SD
12. Stewartville, MN High School

Class AAA
13. Brookings, SD High School
14. Brandon Valley, SD High School - Brandon, SD
15. Worthington, MN High School

Class AAAA
16. Rapid City, SD High School
17. Sioux Falls Lincoln, SD High School

18. Luverne, MN High School (Host)

(Field Gates will open at 12:00 Noon)

12:25 National Anthem by Luverne High School Marching Band

Class A
12:30 Sioux Center, IA High School
12:45 Parkston, SD High School
1:00 Sibley-Ocheyedan, Sibley, IA HS
1:15 West Lyon High School - Inwood, IA
1:30 Lennox, SD High School

Class AA
1:45 Pipestone Area, MN High School
2:00 West Central High School - Hartford, SD

2:15 – 2:30 Class A-1 and A Award Ceremony and Judges Break

Class AAA
2:30O’Gorman, SD High School
2:45 Brookings, SD High School
3:00 Brandon Valley, SD High School
3:15 Mitchell, SD High School

Class AA
3:30 Madison, SD High School

Class AAAA
3:45 Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School, SD
4:00 Aberdeen High School, SD
4:15 Sioux Falls Lincoln High School, SD

Host Band
4:30 Luverne, MN High School

4:45 Class AA, AAA, Class AAAA Awards Ceremony

Judging Panel


Host Website & Contact Information

Luverne Chamber of Commerce

Jane Wildung, Executive Director
507-283-4061 or Toll Free 1-888-283-4061

Previous Results

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2012 Results

65.8 Adrian HS, MN
62.1 Tracy Area HS, MN
60.5 Murray Co. Central HS, MN
58.3 Milbank HS, SD
56.3 Boyden-Hull HS, IA
54.7 Garretson HS, SD

67.7 Lennox HS, SD
66.7 Sibley-Ocheyedan HS, IA
60.7 West Lyon HS, IA

71.3 Stewartville HS, MN
70.8 West Central HS, SD
70.2 Pipestone Area HS, MN

77.0 Worthington HS, MN
76.4 Brandon Valley HS, SD
74.8 Brookings HS, SD

83.0 Lincoln HS, Sioux Falls, SD
68.1 Rapid City Central HS, SD

Luverne Middle School Band, MN - Host
Luverne HS, MN - Host

72.2 Sibley-Ocheyedan HS, IA (Winds, Perc, Aux, DM)
66.8 Lennox HS, SD
61.3 West Lyon HS, IA
60.0 Parkston HS, SD
53.3 Sioux Center HS, IA

70.0 Pipestone Area HS, MN (Winds, Perc, DM)
68.7 Madison HS, SD (Aux)
66.1 West Central HS, SD

78.4 Brandon Valley HS, SD (Winds, Perc, DM)
75.6 Brookings HS, SD
74.7 Mitchell HS, SD (Aux)
73.6 O'Gorman HS, Sioux Falls, SD

87.8 Lincoln HS, Sioux Falls, SD (Winds, Perc, Aux, DM)
83.9 Roosevelt HS, Sioux Falls, SD
73.1 Aberdeen HS, SD

Luverne HS, MN - Host


SWEEPSTAKES (Parade + Field): Lincoln HS, Sioux Falls, SD

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