Parade Marching Championship
Sunday, June 30, 2013
The Midwest's finest high school marching bands gather in
Alexandria for the Vikingland Band Festival parade marching championship. Summer parade bands are
at their peak in late June and they pull out all the stops as they perform on the city’s extra-wide main street.
Seven different bands have claimed the Grand Champion title in the Festival's 27-year history. Join us
to see who rises to the top in 2013!
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Always the last Sunday
2013 FESTIVAL PLANNING UNDERWAY
Join us in Alexandria on Sunday, June 30 for the 29th Annual Vikingland Band Festival. Information on the 2013 event will be posted as updates are available. Until then, enjoy the photos and results from
last year's great event!
BAND FROM NORWAY RETURNS IN 2013!
The Stabekk School Band from Oslo, Norway has confirmed plans for its second appearance in the Vikingland Band Festival. The Stabekk Band received a huge ovation in 2008 and the
Festival committee is thrilled to welcome our international guests back to Alexandria. The adorable kids from the junior band are now the seniors!
2013 PARADE ENTRIES
Another great lineup! Thanks to all the band directors who registered for the 2013 Festival.
• Alexandria Jefferson - Host
• Stabekk School Band (Oslo, Norway) - Honor Band
• Champlin Park
• Fergus Falls
• Henry Sibley
• Mankato 77 Lancers
• Maple Grove
• Maple Lake
• New York Mills
• Park Center
• St. Cloud All-City
• Sauk Rapids-Rice
• Winona Cotter
• 212 Regiment (Montevideo/Yellow Medicine East)
• 728 Cadets (Elk River/Rogers/Zimmerman)
125 Photos! 2012 PHOTO GALLERY
Relive the excitement of 28th Annual Vikingland Band Festival parade marching championship. View the 2012 photo gallery of 125 images featuring every band plus highlights of the day.
2012 PARADE RESULTS
Great weather and quality performances combined for a perfect day at the 28th annual Vikingland Band Festival.
Park Center earned the Grand Champion title with its program titled "The Ritual" while Mankato 77 Lancers, 728 Cadets and Waconia
rounded out the top four bands. Winona Cotter, Sauk Rapids-Rice and Osseo followed with a mere 0.2 points separating them, indicating
the level of excellence and exciting competition that the student performers delivered this season.
728 Cadets earned the People's Choice award with its program "Tribal."
View 2012 results online
FREE bonus DVD of aerial footage!
ORDER THE 2012 PARADE DVD
Fantastic aerial shots and multi-camera views make the Vikingland Band Festival DVD great.
The television-style production features each band's performance on the parade route.
By popular demand, you will again get a bonus DVD of unedited footage from the overhead camera. Each band's performance can be seen from the air, uncut, showcasing their
formations as they march through the video recording area. Get details and order now at ExcellentMultimedia.com »
Did you know that 85 different bands have appeared in the Vikingland Band Festival since its inception in 1985? Browse the Festival archives to access scores and participants from previous Festivals.
DID YOU KNOW...?
Two bands have appeared in every Vikingland Band Festival. Congrats and thanks to Bertha-Hewitt and Alexandria for this long run.
Including 2012 appearances, these bands have appeared at least 15 times: Fergus Falls (25), Park Center (24), Waconia (24), Henry Sibley (23), Mankato Lancers (23), Winona Cotter (23),
St. Cloud All-City (22), Litchfield (22), Osseo (18), Albert Lea (16).
Thirteen different bands have been named People's Choice since we launched the award in 1989, and the Mankato Lancers have
won it a record six times! Previous People's Choice award winners:
• 2012 728 Cadets
• 2011 Bemidji
• 2010 Mankato Lancers
• 2007-08-09 Waconia
• 2006 The Patriots
• 2004-05 Waconia
• 2000-01-02-03 Mankato Lancers
• 1999 Albert Lea
• 1998 Champlin Park
• 1997 Fergus Falls
• 1996 Long Prairie
• 1994-95 Irondale
• 1993 Mankato Lancers
• 1991-92 New Richmond, WI
• 1990 Henry Sibley
• 1989 Hibbing
Festival Scenes: View past photo galleries »
2012 PLATINUM SPONSORS
EXPERIENCE THE FESTIVAL IN PERSON
Join the 20,000 spectators and 2,000 performers for this spectacular event.
Look here for the parade route and maps of Alexandria. More »
Alexandria Clinic, P.A.
Douglas County Hospital
Glenwood State Bank
Alexandria Technical & Community College
Dairy Queen South
Elden's Food Fair
Garden Center Lanes
Knights of Columbus
Martinson Insurance Agency
Pete's County Market
VFW Post #936
Alexandria Golf Cars & Koep's Korner
Alexandria Street Dept.
Douglas County Sheriff's Posse
Jack's Family Recycling
Viking Office Supply
West Central Sanitation
FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL
Alexandria Downtown Merchants
Gardonville Cooperative Telephone
State Bank & Trust
Tillitt McCarten Johnson & Haseman Ltd