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29th Annual

Festival of Bands, USA

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Parade - 8:30 AM
Dakota Avenue from 6th St. to 13th St.

Field Prelims - 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Field Finals - 6:00 PM to 10:15 PM
Howard Wood Field
2000 W. Russell at N. West Ave
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Sioux Falls Festival of Bands
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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 Word document format:

• 2016 Invitation Letter

• 2016 Entry Form

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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 29th year of competition is expected to draw up to 10,000 visitors and competing band members. The 2016 lineup features 34 bands on parade and 27 bands in field performance. A highlight for 2016 will be parade and field exhibition performances by The Sound of USD.

The seven-block morning parade travels south on Dakota Ave. from 6th Street to 13th Street, with the judging on 10th Street. Note: The 2016 parade is traveling a different route than usual due to construction projects. The 2016 parade route is one block west of the familiar route and flows the opposite direction (north to south).

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.

2016 Performance Order


PARADE - 8:30 AM Sioux Falls Festival of Bands

1 Washington H.S. - Host
2 Roosevelt H.S. - Host
3 Chamberlain H.S. - A
4 McCook H.S. - A
5 Dell Rapids H.S. - A
6 George Little Rock H.S. - A
7 Murray County H.S. - A
8 Sheldon H.S. - AA
9 Luverne H.S. - AA
10 Lennox H.S. - AA
11 Pipestone H.S. - AA
12 West Central H.S. - AA
13 Canton H.S. - AA
14 Boyden-Hull H.S. - AA
15 Tea Area H.S. - AA
16 Sheldon Middle School - AA
17 The Sound of USD - NC
18 Beresford H.S. - A
19 Elk Point-Jefferson H.S. - A
20 Mt. Vernon-Plankinton H.S. - A
21 Tracy Area H.S. - A
22 Webster H.S. - A
23 Allen H.S. - A
24 Sioux Falls Christian H.S. - A
25 Patrick Henry Middle School - NC
26 Brandon Valley Middle School - NC
27 Harrisburg H.S. - AAA
28 Brookings H.S. - AAA
29 Yankton H.S. - AAA
30 Waseca H.S. - AAA
31 Brandon Valley H.S. - AAA
32 Worthington H.S. - AAA
33 Lincoln H.S. - Host
34 O'Gorman H.S. - Host

FIELD PRELIMS - 10:00 AM

10:00 Chamberlain H.S. - 1A
10:15 McCook H.S. - 1A
10:30 Madison H.S. - 1A
10:45 Rochester Lourdes H.S. - 2A
11:00 Sibley-Ocheyedan H.S. - 2A
11:15 Sheldon H.S. - 2A
11:30 Lennox H.S. - 2A
11:45 Luverne H.S. - 2A
12:00 Pipestone H.S. - 2A
12:15 West Central H.S. - 2A
12:30 The Sound of USD - Exhibition

1:00 AWARDS - 1A

1:15 Huron H.S. - 3A
1:30 Mitchell H.S. - 3A
1:45 Yankton H.S. - 3A
2:00 Harrisburg H.S. - 3A
2:15 Brandon Valley H.S. - 3A
2:30 Brookings H.S. - 3A
2:45 Waseca H.S. - 3A

3:15 AWARDS - 2A

3:30 Lincoln H.S. - 4A
3:45 Sioux City East H.S. - 4A
4:00 Aberdeen Central H.S. - 4A
4:15 Sioux City North H.S. - 4A
4:30 Marshall H.S. - 4A

5:00 AWARDS - 3A, 4A & FINALS ANNOUNCEMENTS

FIELD FINALS - 6:00 PM

6:10 National Anthem
6:15 1A Exhibition
6:30 Lincoln H.S. - Host Exhibition
6:45 Washington H.S. - Host Exhibition
7:00 Band 1
7:15 Band 2
7:30 Band 3
7:45 Band 4
8:00 Band 5
8:15 Band 6
8:30 Band 7
8:45 Band 8
9:00 Band 9
9:15 Band 10
9:30 Roosevelt H.S. - Host Exhibition
9:45 O'Gorman H.S. - Host Exhibition
10:00 Awards

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 1, 2016
Saturday, October 7, 2017
(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 Word document format:

• 2016 Invitation Letter

• 2016 Entry Form



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