Ten years ago the Youth In Music Championships were just a dream and an idea. In those years the YIM Championships have grown from 9 to 20 bands and 1,400 to 6,000 in attendance. The YIM Championships have quickly become one of the premier marching band events in the Midwest. The 2013 event was great, with a large lineup of 22 bands from five states. Join us on Saturday October 11, 2014 for the tenth anniversary event.
New for 2014, the YIM Championships will be held on the campus of Chanhassen High School just west of Minneapolis. The 2014 event will be a single daytime show to crown class champions and the overall Minnesota state champion.
The event's former venue the HHH Metrodome is being dismantled to make room for the new Vikings football stadium. Youth in Music plans to return to downtown Minneapolis in 2016 when construction on the new Vikings stadium is complete.
As in past years, special guest units will perform during breaks in the contest. Past featured exhibitions have been presented by Minne-Brass, University of Minnesota Marching Band, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse Marching Band and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Blugold Marching Band.
View detailed recaps: 2013 Daytime Show Recap
2013 Evening Show Recap
YIM CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS (Daytime Show)
73.4 Hastings HS, MN
71.9 Andover HS, MN
70.3 Champlin Park HS, MN
67.3 Anoka HS, MN
65.7 Minnetonka HS, MN
65.0 Coon Rapids HS, MN
78.2 Waseca HS, MN
77.5 Rochester Lourdes HS, MN
69.9 West De Pere HS, WI
62.2 Pipestone Area HS, MN
90.0 Rosemount HS, MN
88.6 Eden Prairie HS, MN
86.3 Irondale HS, MN
84.7 Sioux Falls Lincoln HS, SD
83.7 Marshall HS, MN
82.7 Bellevue East HS, NE
75.8 Davenport Central HS, IA
Minne-Brass Drum Corps
University of Minnesota
University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
YIM 2013 YIMMYs
Best Performer: Madison Holtze, Rosemount HS, MN
Drum Major: Rosemount HS, MN
Spirit of YIM: Waseca HS, MN
Butch Dufault Memorial, Lifetime Achievement Award: Family of Butch Dufault
YIM 2013 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Molly Westerberg, Eden Prairie HS, MN
Eric Severeide, Eden Prairie HS, MN
Rachel Seiler, West De Pere HS, WI
Henry Wei, Sioux Falls Lincoln HS, SD
YIM GRAND CHAMPIONSHIPS (Evening Show)
90.0 Rosemount, MN (Guard)
88.7 Eden Prairie, MN (Winds, Percussion)
87.8 Irondale HS, MN
83.7 Sioux Falls Lincoln HS, SD
82.0 Bellevue East HS, NE
80.3 Marshall, MN
75.2 Waseca, MN
71.9 Davenport Central HS, IA
71.4 Rochester Lourdes HS, MN
70.4 Hastings, MN
University of Minnesota-Duluth
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Blugold Band
• Advance purchase reserved tickets and group tickets will be available online at YouthInMusic.org
• DVDs of the Youth In Music Championships are available. You may order individual band performances or the full show.
• VIDEO RECORDING EQUIPMENT: VIDEO NEWS MEDIA passes will be issued by YIM to qualified broadcast television news media.
No video or audio recording devices are allowed into the stadium, including those with "band
videographers." Credentialed television news crews and YIM-pre-approved professional
filmmakers are the only exceptions. Any camera person wishing to enter the stadium for any other
purpose, including documentary filmmakers, must have pre-approval in writing from YIM.
• PHOTOGRAPHY: Use of cameras of any kind are NOT ALLOWED on the field (stadium floor) for any YIM event,
except for Varsity Photos, the Official Photographer of YIM, and official news media with
credentials. Still cameras (digital or film, point and shoot, nothing longer than 4 inches, nor detachable) are allowed into the stadium and may be used
from stadium seating, but not on the field. Tripods or other similar equipment that may obstruct the view or path
of travel of others in seating areas are not allowed.
Youth In Music prides itself on providing a unique experience for participating band members and band directors.
• Band directors enjoy a complimentary dinner along with skybox seating during the competition.
• Band members have a great time interacting with members of other bands during the dinner break while
they play on the Metrodome Turf listening to live music.
The event date is determined by the stadium availability schedule. Whenever possible, the intent is to
hold the Youth In Music Championships on the second to last weekend of October.
Email: Brent Turner
, Youth In Music President