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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 - 10:30 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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PO Box 2105
Sioux Falls, SD 57101-2105

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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 27th year of competition is expected to draw up to 10,000 visitors and competing band members. Last year's lineup featured 29 bands on parade and 25 bands in field prelims.

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.

Festival of Bands USA offers to assist with any need visiting bands may have, including travel directions, food and lodging arrangements, band escorts to assist throughout the day, and even the best places to videotape.
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.

2013 Results

Download detailed recaps in PDF format: 2013 Parade Results Recap, 2013 Field Prelims Recap and 2013 Field Finals Recap

PARADE Sioux Falls Festival of Bands
CLASS A
77.4 Sioux Falls Christian H.S.
62.8 Adrian H.S.
62.2 Warner School District
59.2 Murray County Central H.S.
54.2 Garretson H.S.
53.7 George-Little Rock H.S.
53.6 Boyden-Hull H.S. - TIE
53.6 Parkston H.S. - TIE
53.5 McCook Central H.S.

CLASS AA
71.1 Tea Area H.S.
67.8 Lennox H.S.
66.3 West Central H.S.
65.5 Sibley-Ocheyedan H.S.
65.0 Luverne H.S.
61.7 Pipestone Area H.S.

CLASS AAA
82.0 Waseca H.S.
78.3 Brandon Valley H.S.
63.7 Yankton H.S.
60.2 Harrisburg H.S.

EXHIBITION
Patrick Henry Middle School
Central Lyon Middle School
Sioux Falls Christian Middle School
Sioux Falls Lincoln - Host
Sioux Falls O'Gorman - Host
Sioux Falls Roosevelt - Host
Sioux Falls Washington - Host

FIELD PRELIMS
CLASS A
57.60 Parkston H.S.
56.00 McCook Central H.S.

CLASS AA
78.60 Rochester Lourdes H.S.
75.20 Sibley-Ocheyedan H.S.
70.50 Pipestone Area H.S.
68.00 Madison H.S.
67.80 Luverne H.S.
67.30 West Central H.S. - TIE
67.30 Lennox H.S. - TIE

CLASS AAA
83.50 Waseca H.S.
81.70 Grand Rapids H.S.
81.50 Brookings H.S.
80.80 Brandon Valley H.S.
78.50 MOC-Floyd Valley H.S.
67.60 Yankton H.S.
66.00 Huron H.S.

CLASS AAAA
87.50 Millard West H.S.
86.60 Marshall H.S.
74.20 Hastings H.S.
73.00 Sioux City North H.S.
72.20 Millard South H.S.
69.60 Sioux City West H.S.

FIELD FINALS
84.7 Millard West (NE)
80.9 Waseca (MN)
79.9 Grand Rapids (MN)
79.2 Marshall (MN)
77.4 Brandon Valley (SD)
75.5 Brookings (SD)
73.5 Rochester Lourdes (MN)
70.7 MOC-Floyd Valley (IA)
67.8 Hastings (MN)
65.4 Sibley-Ocheyedan (IA)

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

DRUM LINE: Waseca (MN)
GUARD: Millard West (NE)
HORN LINE: Millard West (NE)
DRUM MAJORS: Millard West (NE)

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD: West Central (SD)
K&M MUSIC "SPIRIT OF THE FESTIVAL" AWARD: Yankton (SD)

FIELD GRAND CHAMPION: Millard West (NE)
PARADE GRAND CHAMPION: Waseca (MN)
SWEEPSTAKES AWARD (PARADE + FIELD FINALS): Waseca (MN)

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 $8 for adults, $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 $2.00.

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



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