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.
YIM MARCHING BAND CHAMPIONSHIPS (DAYTIME SHOW)
66.65 Anoka (Guard, Perc)
62.50 Pipestone (Winds)
58.70 Park Center
57.00 Coon Rapids
55.60 Eau Claire North
72.65 Minnetonka (Guard, Perc)
72.00 Hastings (Winds)
65.50 Champlin Park
73.85 Roosevelt (Winds)
73.05 Brookings (Perc)
72.45 Waukesha North
72.20 Grand Rapids (Guard)
71.20 River Falls
65.20 Chippewa Falls
88.10 Rosemount (Guard)
87.30 Eden Prairie (Winds, Perc)
Minnesota State Championship Class A
Gold Medal - Anoka HS
Silver Medal - Andover HS
Bronze Medal - Pipestone HS
Minnesota State Championship Class AA
Gold Medal - Minnetonka HS
Silver Medal - Hastings HS
Bronze Medal - Champlin Park HS
Minnesota State Championship Class AAA
Gold Medal - Grand Rapids HS
Silver Medal - Waseca HS
Bronze Medal - Rochester Lourdes HS
Minnesota State Championship Class AAAA
Gold Medal - Rosemount HS
Silver Medal - Eden Prairie HS
Bronze Medal - Marshall HS
Best Performer: Clarinet Soloist Autumn Broughten, Waseca HS
Best Drum Major: Sioux Falls Roosevelt HS
Spirit of YIM: Eau Claire North HS
Butch Dufault Legacy Award: Steve Olsen
YOUTH IN MUSIC GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP (EVENING SHOW)
87.85 Eden Prairie
73.85 Waukesha North
2016 Performance Schedule
9:00 North High School Marching Band, Eau Claire, WI - A
9:15 Farmington Tiger Marching Band, Farmington, MN - A
9:30 Park Center Marching Band, Brooklyn Park, MN - A
9:45 Andover Marching Band, Andover, MN - A
10:00 Pipestone Area Marching Arrows, Pipestone, MN - A
10:15 Coon Rapids Marching Cardinals, Coon Rapids, MN - A
10:30 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Screaming Eagles Marching Band, WI - Exhibition
10:45 Anoka High School Marching Band, Anoka, MN - A
11:00 Lourdes High School Marching Band, Rochester, MN - AAA
11:15 Blaine Marching Bengals, Blaine, MN - AA
11:30 Hastings Raiders Marching Band, Hastings, MN - AA
11:45 Minnetonka High School Marching Band, Minnetonka, MN - AA
12:00 Champlin Park Marching Rebels, Champlin, MN - AA
12:15 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Blugold Marching Band, WI - Exhibition
12:45 Waseca Marching Jays, Waseca, MN - AAA
1:00 Roosevelt High School, Sioux Falls, SD - AAA
1:15 River Falls High School Band, River Falls, WI - AAA
1:30 Brookings Bobcat Band, Brookings, SD - AAA
1:45 Grand Rapids High School Marching Band, Grand Rapids, MN - AAA
2:00 Waukesha North High School, Waukesha, WI - AAA
2:15 Chippewa Falls Marching Cardinals, Chippewa Falls, WI - AAA
2:30 Iowa State University Marching Band, Ames, IA - Exhibition
3:00 Irondale Marching Knights, New Brighton, MN - AAAA
3:15 Eastview High School Marching Band, Apple Valley, MN - AAAA
3:30 Marshall Tiger Marching Band, Marshall, MN - AAAA
3:45 Rosemount High School Marching Band, Rosemount, MN - AAAA
4:00 Eden Prairie Eagle Marching Band, Eden Prairie, MN - AAAA
4:15 South Dakota State University Pride of the Dakotas Marching Band, Brookings, SD - Exhibition
4:45 Finals Placements Announced
Session II begins at 7:00 PM. Minnesota State University-Mankato will perform at 9:45 PM.
2016 Judging Panel
• Ward Miller - Music GE
• Rocque Diaz - Music
• Mike McIntosh - Drums
• David Veda - Visual GE
• Jim Sturgeon - Visual GE
• Stephen Collins - Visual
• Ticket sales begin in mid-August.
Advance purchase reserved tickets and group tickets will be available online at YouthInMusic.org
• 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.
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.
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