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12th Annual

Youth In Music Marching Band Championships

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Saturday, October 8, 2016
U.S. Bank Stadium

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Class A, AA, AAA 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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Email: Brent Turner, Youth In Music President
Phone: 612-743-8760
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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 2016 field contest will be the biggest in the event's history. This year the YIM Championships will be held in the brand new U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis. Join us on Saturday October 8, 2016 for the twelfth annual event.

As in past years, special guest units will perform during breaks in the contest. The 2016 lineup includes Minne-Brass and five fantastic university bands from four states.

2016 Participating Bands

As of August 3, 2016

Andover Marching Band, Andover, MN
Anoka High School Marching Band, Anoka, MN
Blaine Marching Bengals, Blaine, MN
Brookings Bobcat Band, Brookings, SD
Champlin Park Marching Rebels, Champlin, MN
Chippewa Falls Marching Cardinals, Chippewa Falls, WI
Columbus High School Marching Cardinals, Columbus, WI
Coon Rapids Marching Cardinals, Coon Rapids, MN
Cumberland High School Band, Cumberland, WI
Eastview High School Marching Band, Apple Valley, MN
Eden Prairie Eagle Marching Band, Eden Prairie, MN
Farmington Tiger Marching Band, Farmington, MN
Grand Rapids High School Marching Band, Grand Rapids, MN
Greendale High School Marching Band, Greendale, WI
Hastings Raiders Marching Band, Hastings, MN
Irondale Marching Knights, New Brighton, MN
Lourdes High School Marching Band, Rochester, MN
Marshall Tiger Marching Band, Marshall, MN
Minnetonka High School Marching Band, Minnetonka, MN
Osseo Marching Band, Osseo, MN
Park Center Marching Band, Brooklyn Park, MN
Pipestone Area Marching Arrows, Pipestone, MN
River Falls High School Band, River Falls, WI
Roosevelt High School, Sioux Falls, SD
Rosemount High School Marching Band, Rosemount, MN
Waseca Marching Jays, Waseca, MN
Waukesha North High School, Waukesha, WI

Iowa State University Marching Band, Ames, IA
Minne-Brass, Twin Cities, MN
Minnesota State University-Mankato Maverick Machine, MN
South Dakota State University Pride of the Dakotas Marching Band, Brookings, SD
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Blugold Marching Band, WI
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Screaming Eagles Marching Band, WI

2016 Judging Panel

• Ward Miller - Music GE
• Rocque Diaz - Music
• Mike McIntosh - Drums
• David Veda - Visual GE
• Jim Sturgeon - Visual GE
• Stephen Collins - Visual

2015 Results

Gold Medal - Champlin Park HS (Percussion)
Silver Medal - Minnetonka HS (Winds, Guard)
Bronze Meal - Hastings HS

Gold Medal - Rochester Lourdes HS (Winds, Percussion, Guard)

Gold Medal - Eden Prairie HS (Guard)
Silver Medal - Rosemount HS (Winds)
Bronze Medal - Eastview HS (Percussion)

Gold - Eden Prairie HS, MN
Silver - Rosemount HS, MN
Bronze - Waukesha North HS, WI

Best Performer: Anna Snopek - Waukesha North Piccolo Solo
Spirit of YIM: Farmington HS
Drum Majors: Champlin Park HS
Butch Dufault Legacy Award: Dave Gudmastad

Andrew Martin Cheng, Eastview HS
Michael St. Ores, Rosemount HS
Nicole Willis, Farmington HS
Siri Mae Underdahl, Eastview HS

81.6 Champlin Park HS, MN (Percussion)
80.5 Minnetonka HS, MN (Winds, Guard)
78.6 Hastings HS, MN
71.4 Coon Rapids HS, MN
68.9 Anoka HS, MN
68.7 Andover HS, MN
67.2 Pipestone Area HS, MN
64.3 Blaine HS, MN
62.5 Farmington HS, MN

82.1 Rochester Lourdes HS, MN (Winds, Percussion, Guard)

91.4 Eden Prairie HS, MN (Guard)
90.3 Rosemount HS, MN (Winds)
85.4 Waukesha North HS, WI
85.3 Eastview HS, Apple Valley, MN (Percussion)
84.3 Greendale HS, WI
84.2 Marshall HS, MN

Osseo HS, MN

Ticket Information

• Ticket sales begin in mid-August. Advance purchase reserved tickets and group tickets will be available online at
• A live stream will be available online. Details will be announced closer to the event.

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 8, 2016
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Saturday, October 13, 2018
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
Phone: 612-743-8760

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