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Festival of Bands
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
10/07/2017

The Festival of Bands USA features a very full day of marching activities for a large lineup of bands from South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska. This 30th year of competition is expected to draw up to 10,000 visitors and competing band members. The 2017 lineup will feature 30 bands on parade and 20 bands in field performance.

The seven-block morning parade travels south on Dakota Ave. from 6th Street to 13th Street, with the judging on 11th Street. The eight-block morning parade follows Main Avenue through downtown Sioux Falls, with judging near the third block of the route.

During the parade and at prelims, bands compete in four classes for rating and ranking, with judges offering evaluation and commentary to the competitors. Trophies are awarded to the top three bands in each class. At finals, the 10 advancing bands compete in one class for trophies to the top five places.

ADMISSION PRICES

Adults - $10
Students - $5
Children under the age of 5 are free

ADJUDICATORS

Chris Church
Dave Armbruster
Chad Quamme
Tim Gauldin
Jim Yakas
Phillip Haines
Tony Garmoe
Barry Peterson
Joey Babay
Michael Hebert
Tom Haugen
Matt Hartwell
Aaron Musser

Participating Bands

FINALS FIELD AWARDS:

10TH Norfolk 69.9
9TH Mitchell 71
8TH West Lyon 71.3
7TH Rochester Lourdes 73
6TH Brookings 73.3
5TH Hastings 74.1
4TH Waseca 79.6
3RD Brandon Valley 81.3
2ND Marshall 84
GRAND CHAMPION - FIELD Eastview 84.2

OUTSTANDING DRUM LINE Eastview
OUTSTANDING GUARD LINE Marshall
OUTSTANDING HORN LINE Marshall
OUTSTANDING DRUM MAJOR(S) Brookings
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD Worthington
K&M MUSIC “SPIRIT OF THE FESTIVAL” AWARD Norfolk

GRAND CHAMPION – PARADE Worthington
OVERALL GRAND CHAMPION (Sweepstakes) Waseca

CONTACT INFORMATION

Alexandra Hoffman

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