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Rosemount High School Marching Band Festival
Rosemount, Minnesota

September 14, 2013

The 24th annual Rosemount High School Marching Band Festival features exciting performances by the finest high school marching bands from throughout the Midwest.

Gates & Concessions Stand open at  4:00 PM, silent auction bidding begins; show starts at 5 PM (many silent auction items!!)

  • National level adjudication panel
  • Exciting performances by 18+ of the finest high school marching bands from throughout the midwest
  • Average 4,000+ enthusiastic spectators each year at this show held on our scenic campus!
  • 2,160 performers!
  • Well-organized band competition that is "performer friendly"
  • Overnight housing is available for bands on a "first to contact us" basis
  • Several hotel & food options are easily accessible in the area for out-of-town spectators
  • "Mall Of America" is an easy 25 minute commute from our campus A "sampling" of outstanding bands that participate annually include BOA Regional Finalists: Eastview, Eden Prairie, Grand Rapids, Irondale, Marshall High Schools We are committed to offering a high-quality band competition experience for all bands as we strive to attract quality bands from throughout the Midwest!


  • Grilled Brats & Hot Dogs
  • Pizza (cheese, pepperoni & sausage)
  • Gatorade, soda pop, bottled water, nachos, popcorn, chips and candy
  • Inta-Juice Smoothies

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Admission Prices

Adults - $9
Students and Seniors - $5
Children 5 and under are free

Participating Bands

4 PM - Stadium Gates & Concessions Stand Open

4:55 PM - National Anthem

5:00 PM Farmington (exhibition performance)
5:15 PM Winona Cotter
5:30 PM Pipestone
5:45 PM Minnetonka
6:00 PM Hastings

6:45 PM Grand Rapids
7:00 PM Chippewa Falls, WI
7:15 PM Waseca
7:30 PM Rochester Lourdes

8:15 PM Sioux Falls Roosevelt, SD
8:30 PM Marshall
8:45 PM Eastview
9:00 PM Irondale
9:15 PM Sioux Falls Lincoln, SD
9:30 PM - Eden Prairie
9:45 PM Rosemount (exhibition performance)
10:15 PM - Show ends


Indoor Recap | Outdoor Recap

1) 69.9 Hastings (color guard, drumline, soloist, drum major)
2) 67.0 Minnetonka
3) 59.5 Winona Cotter (winds)
4) 58.4 Pipestone

1) 74.4 Grand Rapids (color guard, drum major)
2) 74.2 Rochester Lourdes (drumline, soloist, winds)
3) 74.0 Waseca
4) 63.4 Chippewa Falls

1) 82.3 Eden Prairie (drumline, winds)
2) 80.6 Irondale (color guard)
3) 80.3 Sioux Falls Lincoln (soloist, drum major)
4) 79.6 Eastview
5) 76.0 Sioux Falls Roosevelt
6) 75.5 Marshall


Judging Panel

Jeff Goldsmith: a former music educator of 15 years who remains active in the Twin Cities music community as a performer, clinician, and adjudicator. He is the owner/operator of a highly respected and successful group travel planning business specializing in international travel.

Chad Armbruster: currently a high school Band Director who formerly served as the Corps Director for the Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps and is an active adjudicator throughout the Midwest.

Steve Vento: currently a professor of music at Tulsa Community College in Tulsa, OK, and a Brass Instructor for the Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps (Concord, CA). Formerly a Band Director at Broken Arrow HS, OK. Since 1996 Steve Vento has written over 250 shows at every grade level and at every competitive level. His arrangements and compositions have won over 40 state titles in many states. His arrangements and compositions have also been very successful at the national level at Bands of America events; 13 time BOA Class Champion, 3 BOA Regional Champion, 45 time BOA Regional Finalist, 15 time BOA National Semi-Finalist, and 7 time BOA National Finalist.

Adam Sage: is an active choreographer, designer and adjudicator in the pageantry arts across the nation. Adam has worked with numerous award winning high school marching bands and drum corps, including: Madison Scouts, Cavaliers, Carolina Crown, Cadets of Bergen County, Phantom Regiment, Sanata Clara Vanguard, Magic of Orlando and Suncoast Sound.

Matt Ferry: is currently a Regional Education Sales Manager for MakeMusic Inc. creators of the Finale and SmartMusic software. Outside of his work in music technology, Matt is a sought after arranger, educator and adjudicator for indoor percussion, marching bands, and percussion ensembles. Matt has been the Front Ensemble Coordinator and Percussion Arranger for Minnesota Brass since 2003.

Garret Decker: an award winning visual designer who has created and designed shows for many of the nations finest high school marching bands, color guards and drum and bugle corps.

John Greene: is a Band Director at Falcon Ridge Middle School in Apple Valley where he teaches 8th grade bands, jazz ensemble, percussion ensemble and studio percussion, trumpet, and flute. As an adjudicator he has judged throughout the Midwest and Canada and has served as judge administrator for the Mid‐America Competing Band Directors' Association (MACBDA) for 20 years.

Host Website & Contact Information

Rosemount HS Marching Band
Steve Olsen, Band Director - steve.olsen@district196.org 

RHS Band Office (651)423-7541

Leon Sieve: leon.sieve@district196.org 

Bo Hoover: bojan.hoover@district196.org

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