Vikingland Band Festival
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32nd Annual
Vikingland
Band Festival

Parade Marching Championship

Sunday, June 26, 2016
1:30 PM

Alexandria, Minnesota

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.

Eight different bands have claimed the Grand Champion title in the Festival's 31-year history. Join us to see who rises to the top in 2016!

Future Dates:
June 26, 2016
June 25, 2017
June 24, 2018
Always the last Sunday
in June

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VIKINGLAND BAND FESTIVAL ADDS "MINNESOTA DRUM CORPS PREMIERE"
Vikingland Band Festival presents - Minnesota Drum Corps Premiere The exciting sounds of drum and bugle corps will join the beat of marching bands when the 2016 Vikingland Band Festival expands to a two-day event. Seven marching groups will perform in a field event at the Alexandria Area H.S. football field at 6:30 PM on Saturday, June 25. Full Story >>

2016 PARADE ENTRIES
A fantastic lineup! Thanks to all the directors who registered for the 32nd Annual Festival. This year's lineup features a whopping 2,000 performers in 24 marching ensembles ... 19 competing bands, one host band and four honor units!

• Alexandria - Host
• Calgary Stampede Showband - Honor Unit
• Calgary Stetson Show Band - Honor Unit
• Calgary Round-Up Band - Honor Unit
• Minnesota Brass Drum & Bugle Corps - Honor Unit
• Albany
• Champlin Park
• Dassel-Cokato
• Fergus Falls
• Henry Sibley
• Hutchinson
• Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg
• Mankato 77 Lancers
• Maple Lake
• Milaca
• New York Mills
• Richfield
• Sartell
• Sauk Rapids-Rice
• Solar Sound
• St. Michael-Albertville
• Waconia
• Winona Cotter
• 728 Cadets

CALGARY BANDS TO PERFORM IN 2016!
Three bands from Calgary will march in the 2016 Vikingland Band Festival It's going to be a spectacular year! Three marching bands comprising more than 400 performers will travel from Calgary, Alberta, to perform in the 2016 Vikingland Band Festival. The Calgary Stampede Showband, Calgary Stetson Show Band and Calgary Round-Up Band will bring their unique western flavor of marching performance to Alexandria. Full Story >>

"LIKE" US ON FACEBOOK
Facebook The Vikingland Band Festival now has an official presence on Facebook. Be sure to like our page to stay informed of updates, news and history about the Festival.

PAST RESULTS
Did you know that 88 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 2015 appearances, these bands have appeared at least 15 times: Alexandria (31), Bertha-Hewitt (31), Fergus Falls (28), Long Prairie (27), Park Center (27), Waconia (27), Henry Sibley (26), Mankato Lancers (26), Winona Cotter (26), St. Cloud All-City (24), Litchfield (22), Osseo (18), New York Mills (17), Sauk Rapids (17), 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 seven times! Previous People's Choice award winners:
• 2015 728 Cadets
• 2014 Waconia
• 2013 Mankato Lancers
• 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

Vikingland Band Festival Photo Festival Scenes: View past photo galleries »

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 »

2015 PLATINUM SPONSORS

2015 Platinum Sponsors Alexandria Hotel and Hospitality, Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, Echo Press, Excellent Multimedia, Henry's Foods, Independent School District 206, Livewire Entertainment, Schmitt Music, Walmart

GOLD SPONSORS
Aagard
Brenton Engineering
Douglas County Hospital/Alexandria Clinic/Heartland Orthopedic


SILVER SPONSORS
Alexandria Downtown Merchants
Alexandria Lions Club
Alexandria Technical & Community College
Carlson Music Center
Central Lakes Orthodontics
Cub Foods
Dairy Queen South
Doherty Staffing Solutions
Eckroth Music
Elden's Food Fair
Gate City Bank
Garden Center Lanes
Glenwood State Bank
Juettner Motors
Kensington Bank
Martinson Insurance Agency
Stanbury Uniforms
Steinbring Motorcoach


FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL
Bell State Bank
Gardonville Cooperative Telephone
Todd and Rhonda Blaser in honor of 2015 graduating band students


IN-KIND SPONSORS
AgCountry Farm Credit Services
Alexandria Golf Cars & Koep's Korner
Alexandria Park Department
Alexandria Police Department
Alexandria Recreational Vehicles
Alexandria Street Dept.
Bell State Bank
BluebirdShopper.com
Bremer Bank
Cowing Robards
Douglas County Sheriff's Posse
Glenwood State Bank
Hilltop Lumber
Honor Guard - American Legion Post 87, Vietnam Veterans, VFW
HPS Rentals
KIKV Radio
KXRA Radio
Marching.com
Midwest Machinery
Minnewaska Schools/Pat Osterberg
North Ambulance
Rose City Signs
Paul's Small Engine
US Bank
Viking Office Supply
Viking Savings Bank
West Central Sanitation


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