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32nd Annual

Festival of Bands, USA

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Parade - 8:00 AM

Field Prelims - 10:15 AM (Gates Open 9:15 AM)

Field Finals - 6:00 PM
Howard Wood Field
2000 W. Russell at N. West Ave
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Sioux Falls Festival of Bands
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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 32nd year of competition is expected to draw up to 20,000 visitors and competing band members. The 2018 lineup featured a total of 44 different bands, with 28 bands in the parade and 28 bands in field performance.

NEW PARADE ROUTE FOR 2018: The parade will not be downtown as it has been in past years. Bands will step off near Terrace Park and travel west along Madison Street, then turn south on North Lake Avenue. Judging will take place in front of the Boy Scouts of America building. The new route is in close proximity to Howard Wood Field.

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.

2018 Results


PARADE
CLASS A
1 Beresford H.S.
2 Adrian H.S.
3 Murray County Central H.S.

CLASS AA
1 West Central H.S.
2 Sioux Falls Christian H.S.
3 Tea Area H.S.

CLASS AAA
1 Waseca H.S.
2 Brandon Valley H.S.
3 Brookings H.S.

CLASS AAAA
1 Worthington H.S.

FIELD PRELIMS
CLASS A
1 McCook Central H.S.

CLASS AA
1 Lourdes H.S.
2 West Lyon H.S.
3 West Central H.S.

CLASS AAA
1 Brandon Valley H.S.
2 Waseca H.S.
3 Brookings H.S.

CLASS AAAA
1 Marshall H.S.
2 Irondale H.S.
3 Norforlk H.S.

FIELD FINALS
76.70 Marshall (MN)
74.00 Irondale (MN)
73.85 Waseca (MN)
69.70 Brandon Valley (SD)
68.20 Rochester Lourdes (MN)
67.80 Brookings (SD)
65.30 Mitchell (SD)
64.90 West Lyon (SD)
64.40 MOC-Floyd Valley (IA)
62.20 Norfolk (NE)

EXHIBITION
Sioux Falls Lincoln - Host
Sioux Falls O'Gorman - Host
Sioux Falls Roosevelt - Host
Sioux Falls Washington - Host

DRUM LINE: Irondale (MN)
GUARD: Irondale (MN)
HORN LINE: Marshall (MN)
DRUM MAJORS: Brookings (SD)

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD: Beresford (SD)
POPPLER MUSIC "SPIRIT OF THE FESTIVAL" AWARD: West Lyon (SD)

SWEEPSTAKES - FIELD: Marshall (MN)
SWEEPSTAKES - PARADE: Waseca (MN)
OVERALL GRAND CHAMPION (PARADE + FIELD FINALS): Waseca (MN)

Ticket Information

• Admission wristbands can be purchased in advance at Lewis Drug Stores in Sioux Falls and Brandon. On the day of the event, tickets can be purchased along the parade route from festival volunteers, or at the gate. Credit cards are accepted at the gate.
• Wristbands:
     Adults - $15
     Students Grades K-12 & College Students with Valid ID - $10
     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 5, 2019
Saturday, October 4, 2020
Saturday, October 2, 2021
(Always held the first Saturday in October)

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

Email: Festival of Bands USA



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