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15th Annual

Youth In Music Marching Band Championships

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Saturday, October 12, 2019
U.S. Bank Stadium

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Class Championships and Minnesota State Championship
9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Youth In Music Championship 7:00-10:00 PM

Youth In Music Marching Band Championships
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Youth In Music Marching Band Championships The Youth In Music Championships have quickly become one of the premier marching band events in the Midwest, and the 2019 field contest promises to be the biggest in the event's history. The YIM Championships will be held in the brand new U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis. Join us on Saturday, October 12, 2019 for the fifteenth annual event.

As in past years, special guest units will perform during breaks in the contest. The 2018 lineup included the NDSU Gold Star Marching Band and UWEC Blugold Marching Band.

2018 Results

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Youth In Music Marching Band Championships
74.80 Anoka (Guard, Visual)
71.90 Harrisburg (Winds)
66.00 Andover (Percussion)
64.80 Lakeville South
64.80 Coon Rapids
64.20 Park Center
60.60 Blaine
54.80 Pipestone
52.50 Mukwonago
Exhib Hudson

81.00 Lourdes (Guard, Visual)
80.15 Minnetonka (Percussion)
73.70 Hastings (Winds)
72.30 Champlin Park
71.35 Farmington
68.90 Mitchell
63.10 Chippewa Falls

84.10 Roosevelt (Visual, Percussion)
77.90 Brookings
76.30 Grand Rapids (Guard, Winds)

89.00 Rosemount (Guard, Visual)
88.80 Sioux Falls Lincoln (Winds)
87.65 Eden Prairie (Percussion)
86.60 Millard North
85.00 Irondale
84.90 Marshall
83.85 Eastview

Best Performer: Jake Newcomb - Bagpipe, Sioux Falls Roosevelt HS
Best Drum Major: Grace Maney, Mukwonago HS
Outstanding School Spirit: Blaine HS

Keith Johnson, Litchfield
Gary Swanson, Irondale

NDSU Gold Star Marching Band
UWEC Blugold Marching Band

93.00 Rosemount
91.70 Eden Prairie
91.50 Sioux Falls Lincoln
86.00 Millard North
85.70 Eastview
82.30 Irondale
82.20 Marshall
80.00 Sioux Falls Roosevelt
73.90 Lourdes
70.40 Anoka

Ticket Information

• Ticket sales begin in September. Advance purchase reserved tickets and group tickets will be available online at

Photo, Video and Bag Policy

• STADIUM BAG POLICY: Youth In Music will abide by the U.S. Bank Stadium bag and camera policy. Please view the link to be familiar with the stadium policy that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into the stadium.
• 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 6 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.

Related Events

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 field level listening to live music.

Future Dates

Saturday, October 12, 2019
Saturday, October 10, 2020
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 weekend of October.

For More Information


Email: Brent Turner, Youth In Music President

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