Marching.com Events Links Resources

27th Annual

Festival of Bands, USA

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Parade - 8:30 AM
Main Avenue from 14th St. to 6th St.

Field Prelims - 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Field Finals - 6:00 PM to 10:15 PM
Howard Wood Field
2000 W. Russell at N. West Ave
[View Google Map]

Sioux Falls Festival of Bands
Share this page:

For More Information

Mail: Festival of Bands USA
PO Box 2105
Sioux Falls, SD 57101-2105

Email: Festival of Bands USA

Band directors! Click here to download information in pdf format:
• 2014 Registration
View more Marching.com Featured Events

Home > Featured Events > Sioux Falls Festival of Bands
Sioux Falls Festival of Bands 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 27th year of competition is expected to draw up to 10,000 visitors and competing band members. This year's lineup features 31 bands on parade and 20 bands in field prelims. A highlight for 2014 will be parade and field exhibition performances by the Marine Corps Band New Orleans!

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.
Sioux Falls Festival of Bands
Festival of Bands: A musical event hosted and staffed by the band parents and band directors of Sioux Falls Lincoln, O'Gorman, Roosevelt and Washington High Schools.

2014 Performance Order


PARADE - 8:30 AM Sioux Falls Festival of Bands

1 Marine Corps Band New Orleans - NC
2 Washington H.S. - Host
3 Roosevelt H.S. - Host
4 McCook Central H.S. - A
5 Chamberlain H.S. - A
6 Tracy Area H.S. - A
7 Boyden-Hull H.S. - A
8 Canton H.S. - A
9 Murray County H.S. - A
10 Pipestone H.S. - AA
11 West Central H.S. - AA
12 Sibley-Ocheyedan H.S. - AA
13 Luverne H.S. - AA
14 Lennox H.S. - AA
15 Tea Area Schools - AA
16 Dell Rapids H.S. - AA
17 Beresford H.S. - A
18 Adrian H.S. - A
19 Garretson H.S. - A
20 George Little Rock H.S. - A
21 Sioux Falls Christian H.S. - A
22 Patrick Henry Middle School - NC
23 Central Lyon Middle School - NC
24 SDSU Pride of the Dakotas - NC
25 Waseca H.S. - AAA
26 Yankton H.S. - AAA
27 Brookings H.S. - AAA
28 Brandon Valley H.S. - AAA
29 Rapid City Central H.S. - AAAA
30 O'Gorman H.S. - Host
31 Lincoln H.S. - Host

FIELD PRELIMS - 11:00 AM

11:00 Parkston H.S. - 1A
11:15 McCook Central H.S. - 1A
11:30 Chamberlain H.S. - 1A
11:45 Madison H.S. - 2A
12:00 Rochester Lourdes H.S. - 2A
12:15 Pipestone H.S. - 2A
12:30 West Central H.S. - 2A
12:45 Sibley-Ocheyedan H.S. - 2A
1:00 Luverne H.S. - 2A
1:15 Lennox H.S. - 2A
1:30 SDSU Pride of the Dakotas - Exhibition

1:45 AWARDS - 1A & 2A

2:15 Huron H.S. - 3A
2:30 Mitchell H.S. - 3A
2:45 Brandon Valley H.S. - 3A
3:00 Brookings H.S. - 3A
3:15 Yankton H.S. - 3A
3:30 Waseca H.S. - 3A
3:45 Sioux City North H.S. - 4A
4:00 Rapid City Central H.S. - 4A
4:15 Sioux City East H.S. - 4A
4:30 Marshall H.S. - 4A
5:00 Marine Corps Band New Orleans - Exhibition

5:15 AWARDS - 3A, 4A & FINALS ANNOUNCEMENTS

FIELD FINALS - 6:00 PM

Ticket Information

• Admission wristbands can be purchased in advance at Sioux Falls Lewis Drug Stores or at the gate on the day of the event.
• Wristbands are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Children 5 and under are free.
• Wristbands are valid for admission to both prelims and finals. (The stadium is NOT cleared between prelims and finals, so you can remain in your seat for both events.)
• Festival program books are $5.00.

Related Events

• An awards ceremony is held at the stadium immediately following the field competition.

Future Dates

Saturday, October 4, 2014
Saturday, October 3, 2015
(Always held the first Saturday in October)

For More Information

Mail: Festival of Bands USA, PO Box 2105, Sioux Falls, SD 57101-2105

Email: Festival of Bands USA

Band directors! Click here to download information in pdf format:
• 2014 Registration



Recent Headlines: 2014 WGI Percussion Photos | 2014 WGI Color Guard Photos | Marching Band Music Arrangers | Marching.com on Facebook | Marching.com on Twitter | Marching.com on Pinterest