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30th Annual
Vikingland
Band Festival

Parade Marching Championship

Sunday, June 29, 2014
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 29-year history. Join us to see who rises to the top in 2014!

Future Dates:
June 28, 2015
June 26, 2016
Always the last Sunday
in June

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2014 FESTIVAL PLANNING UNDERWAY
Join us in Alexandria on Sunday, June 29 for the milestone 30th Annual Vikingland Band Festival. Information on the 2014 event will be posted as updates are available. Until then, enjoy the photos and results from last year's great event!

140 Photos! 2013 PHOTO GALLERY
2013 Vikingland Band Festival Pictures Relive the excitement of the 29th Annual Vikingland Band Festival parade marching championship. View the 2013 photo gallery of 140 images featuring every band plus highlights of the weekend.

2013 PARADE RESULTS
Bands one after another rose to deliver their best shows of the year under perfect skies and to enthusiastic applause at the 29th annual Vikingland Band Festival. 728 Cadets earned their first Grand Champion title with their program "A Simple Gift." Mankato 77 Lancers placed second overall and earned their seventh People's Choice award with their program "Revolution." Park Center, Waconia and Sauk Rapids-Rice rounded out the overall top five bands. View 2013 results online or download the complete recap (PDF format).

FREE bonus DVD of aerial footage!
ORDER THE 2013 PARADE DVD
Vikingland Band Festival 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 »

PAST RESULTS
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 2013 appearances, these bands have appeared at least 15 times: Fergus Falls (26), Park Center (25), Waconia (25), Henry Sibley (24), Mankato Lancers (24), Winona Cotter (24), St. Cloud All-City (23), 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 seven times! Previous People's Choice award winners:
• 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 »

2013 PLATINUM SPONSORS



GOLD SPONSORS
Aagard
Douglas County Hospital/Alexandria Clinic/Heartland Orthopedic
Century Link
Glenwood State Bank


SILVER SPONSORS
Alexandria Technical & Community College
Bremer Bank
Brenton Engineering
Dairy Queen South
Douglas Machine
Eckroth Music
Elden's Food Fair
Garden Center Lanes
Juettner Motors
Knights of Columbus
Martinson Insurance Agency
Massman Automation
Pete's County Market
Stanbury Uniforms
Steinbring Motorcoach
VFW Post #936


ROOT BEER FLOAT CONCERT SPONSORS
Glenwood State Bank
Martinson Insurance Agency


FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL
Alexandria Downtown Merchants
Bell State Bank
Gardonville Cooperative Telephone
Lakeland Lodging - Holiday Inn
Ron's Warehouse


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.
American Legion Post 87
Arrowwood Resort
Bernick's Pepsi
BluebirdShopper.com
Bremer Bank
Cowing Robards
Douglas County Sheriff's Posse
Farm Credit Services
HPS Rentals
Independent School District #206
KIKV Radio
KXRA Radio
Marching.com
Midwest Machinery
Minnewaska Schools/Pat Osterberg
North Ambulance
ProBuild
Rose City Canopy
Runestone Electric Assn.
US Bank
VFW
Vietnam Veterans
Viking Office Supply
West Central Sanitation


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