Bands Across the Prairie

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Bands Across the Prairie
Cedar Rapids

We continue to offer the ultimate in innovation for marching band performance, education, and entertainment! The 18th annual “Bands Across the Prairie” Marching Invitational will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018, from approximately 8:30AM–4:30PM, on the beautiful campus of Prairie High School, with stadium “field turf” surface and additional stadium seating! Band Registration fees are $140.

This daytime format for “Bands Across the Prairie” will also permit bands to compete later the same evening in the annual “5-Seasons Marching Band Invitational” hosted by the C.R. Community School District, held just 5 miles away at Kingston Stadium!


By choosing to participate in the “Bands Across the Prairie” Marching Invitational, you provide your band with many great opportunities: ample bus parking immediately next to the stadium, hard-surfaced flat area for loading/unloading pit equipment, indoor changing and restroom facilities, huge stadium seating, “field-turf” stadium surface for perfect marching conditions, huge-screen video clinic in an air-conditioned auditorium immediately following your performance, ice-cold bottles of water for every performer, full-view and zoom-camera videos of your performance, separate judges for percussion and color guard in addition to the standard four judges, all using IHSMA ballots, trophies for ALL bands, Caption Awards in each class, and much more!

Deron Jimmerson
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