Bands Across the Prairie Marching Invitational

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Bands Across the Prairie Marching Invitational
Cedar Rapids

$7 Adults, $5 Students/Seniors

Offering the ultimate in innovation for marching band performance, education, and entertainment, the 16th annual “Bands Across the Prairie” Marching Invitational will be held on the beautiful campus of Prairie High School, with a new stadium “field turf” surface and additional stadium seating!

The morning & afternoon 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, including: 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, fully-stocked concession stand throughout the day, new “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 high-quality video recording of your performance, six outstanding adjudicators on the revised IHSMA ballots, trophies for all places, Caption Awards in each class, and much more!

Registration is limited to the first 20 bands - visit for more information.

Participating Bands

2016 AWARDS:

Class 1A:
1st - Lisbon (Best DM, Winds, Guard, Percussion)

Class 3A:
1st - Independence (Best DM, Winds, Guard, Percussion)
2nd - Marion
3rd - Mt. Vernon
4th - Grinnell
5th - Solon
6th - West Delaware
7th - Oelwein
8th - Maquoketa

Class 4A:
1st - Waukee (Best Winds, Percussion)
2nd - Ankeny
3rd - Southeast Polk (Best DM)
4th - Linn-Mar (Best Guard)
5th - Waterloo West
6th - Johnston
7th - CR Jefferson
8th - Waterloo East
9th - Bettendorf
10th - Western Dubuque
Exhib - IC City High
Exhib - CR Prairie


Music GE: Dave Newport (Grinnell, IA)
Music Ex: Kyle Engelhardt (Cedar Falls, IA)
M&M GE: Kim Cosens (Owatonna, MN)
M&M Ex: Brent Turner (Apple Valley, MN)
Percussion: Michael Davies (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Color Guard: Dick Redman (Pella, IA)

Critique Clinicians:
Alan Feirer (Winterset, IA)
Steve Shanley (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Patrick Kearney (Des Moines, IA)

Deron Jimmerson, Associate Band Director
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