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29th Annual

Festival of Bands, USA

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Parade - 8:30 AM
Main Avenue from 14th St. to 6th 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 2015 lineup featured 31 bands on parade and 24 bands in field prelims. A highlight for 2015 was parade and field exhibition performances by the Northern State University Marching Wolves.

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.

2015 Results

Download detailed recaps in PDF format: 2015 Parade Results Recap, 2015 Field Prelims Recap and 2015 Field Finals Recap

PARADE Sioux Falls Festival of Bands
CLASS A
81.60 Sioux Falls Christian H.S.
69.90 Murray County Central H.S.
64.20 Chamberlain H.S.
64.20 Warner H.S.
63.60 Canton H.S.
61.30 George-Little Rock H.S.
61.30 Adrian H.S.
57.20 Tracy Area H.S.
57.10 Boyden-Hull H.S.
57.10 McCook Central H.S.

CLASS AA
86.70 West Central H.S.
79.50 Pipestone Area H.S.
79.30 Tea Area H.S.
77.30 Luverne H.S.
76.70 Sibley-Ocheyedan H.S.
73.20 Lennox H.S.
60.10 Milbank H.S.
58.40 Dell Rapids H.S.

CLASS AAA
90.00 Waseca H.S.
86.80 Brandon Valley H.S.
82.90 Brookings H.S.
73.70 Yankton H.S.
68.45 Harrisburg H.S.

CLASS AAAA
73.15 Rapid City Central H.S.

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

FIELD PRELIMS
CLASS A
57.35 Chamberlain H.S.
55.50 Parkston H.S.
55.05 McCook Central H.S.

CLASS AA
75.40 Rochester Lourdes H.S.
72.20 West Central H.S.
68.55 Sibley-Ocheyedan H.S.
67.15 Lennox H.S.
66.65 Pipestone Area H.S.
64.70 Madison H.S.
64.05 Luverne H.S.

CLASS AAA
85.80 Waseca H.S.
79.25 Brookings H.S.
78.65 Brandon Valley H.S.
74.15 Mitchell H.S.
67.20 Huron H.S.
64.30 Harrisburg H.S.
61.80 Yankton H.S.

CLASS AAAA
90.35 Rosemount H.S.
87.15 Marshall H.S.
85.60 Millard West H.S.
78.25 Hastings H.S.
73.75 Sioux City North H.S.
68.70 Aberdeen Central H.S.
65.35 Rapid City Central H.S.

FIELD FINALS
89.6 Rosemount (MN)
84.4 Marshall (MN)
84.2 Waseca (MN)
82.7 Millard West (NE)
76.5 Brookings (SD)
76.4 Brandon Valley (SD)
74.3 Rochester Lourdes (MN)
68.3 Hastings (MN)
68.2 Mitchell (SD)
66.6 Sioux City North (IA)

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

DRUM LINE: Marshall (MN)
GUARD: Rosemount (MN)
HORN LINE: Rosemount (MN)
DRUM MAJORS: Rosemount (MN)

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

SWEEPSTAKES - FIELD: Rosemount (MN)
SWEEPSTAKES - PARADE: Waseca (MN)
OVERALL GRAND CHAMPION (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 $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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