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 17th annual “Bands Across the Prairie” Marching Invitational will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017, from 8:30AM–3:30PM, 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!

Participating Bands

(Recap attached below)

2A Caption Awards
Best Percussion: Oelwein
Best Guard: Oelwein
Best Winds: Wilton
Best Drum Majors: Oelwein

Class 2A
2nd Place: Oelwein - 58.90
1st Place: Wilton - 64.44

3A Caption Awards
Best Percussion: Independence
Best Guard: Independence
Best Winds: Independence
Best Drum Majors: Mount Vernon

Class 3A
8th Place: West Liberty - 59.30
7th Place: Vinton-Shellsburg - 65.20
6th Place: Solon - 69.00
5th Place: Grinnell - 69.00 (tiebreaker based on Music GE score)
4th Place: Mount Pleasant - 71.80
3rd Place: Marion - 73.00
2nd Place: Mount Vernon - 74.20
1st Place: Independence - 85.50

4A Awards
Best Percussion: CR Kennedy
Best Guard: Linn Mar
Best Winds: SE Polk
Best Drum Majors: CR Kennedy

12th Place: Waterloo East - 62.56
11th Place: IC City High - 62.70
10th Place: Bettendorf - 66.30
9th Place: Clinton - 68.30
8th Place: DM Roosevelt - 72.10
7th Place: CR Jefferson - 75.60
6th Place: Davenport Central - 78.40
5th Place: Johnston - 80.10
4th Place: CR Kennedy - 80.20
3rd Place: Waterloo West - 81.15
2nd Place: SE Polk - 85.78
1st Place: Linn-Mar - 86.10

Music GE: Paul Brizzi
Music Execution: Kyle Engelhardt
Marching & Maneuvering - GE: Dave Newport
Marching & Maneuvering - Execution: Brent Turner
Percussion: Michael Davies
Color Guard: Jay Nugent
Clinicians: Alan Feirer, Steve Shanley, Patrick Kearney

Deron Jimmerson
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