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14th Annual

Youth In Music Marching Band Championships

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Saturday, October 13, 2018
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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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 2018 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 13, 2018 for the fourteenth annual event.

As in past years, special guest units will perform during breaks in the contest. The 2017 lineup included artists from the Marine Band New Orleans.

2017 Results

View detailed CompetitionSuite recaps: 2017 YIM Finals Recap and 2017 YIM Prelims Recap

93.70 Rosemount
91.80 Eden Prairie
91.40 Sioux Falls Lincoln
84.50 Eastview
83.55 Marshall
80.20 Irondale
77.75 Rochester Lourdes
77.50 Roosevelt
77.45 Brookings
72.50 Hastings

2017 Performance Schedule

Youth In Music Marching Band Championships
Session I
8:45 Marine Corps Band New Orleans - Exhibition
9:00 Harrisburg High School Marching Band, Harrisburg, SD - A
9:15 Park Center Marching Band, Brooklyn Park, MN - A
9:30 Blaine Marching Bengals, Blaine, MN - A
9:45 Farmington Tiger Marching Band, Farmington, MN - A
10:00 Andover Marching Band, Andover, MN - A
10:15 Hastings Raiders Marching Band, Hastings, MN - A
10:30 Pipestone Area Marching Arrows, Pipestone, MN - A
10:45 Coon Rapids Marching Cardinals, Coon Rapids, MN - A
11:00 Anoka High School Marching Band, Anoka, MN - A
11:15 University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Screaming Eagles Marching Band, WI - Exhibition
11:30 Luverne High School Marching Band, Luverne, MN - AA
11:45 Mitchell Marching Band, Mitchell, SD - AA
12:00 Waseca Marching Jays, Waseca, MN - AA
12:15 Lourdes High School Marching Band, Rochester, MN - AA
12:30 Champlin Park Marching Rebels, Champlin, MN - AA
12:45 Minnetonka High School Marching Band, Minnetonka, MN - AA

1:00 Break

1:15 Brookings Bobcat Band, Brookings, SD - AAA
1:30 Roosevelt High School Marching Band, Sioux Falls, SD - AAA
1:45 Chippewa Falls Marching Cardinals, Chippewa Falls, WI - AAA
2:00 Grand Rapids High School Marching Band, Grand Rapids, MN - AAA

2:15 Awards

2:45 Lincoln High School Marching Band, Sioux Falls, SD - AAAA
3:00 Irondale Marching Knights, New Brighton, MN - AAAA
3:15 Eastview High School Marching Band, Apple Valley, MN - AAAA
3:30 North High School Marching Band, Eau Claire, WI - AAAA
3:45 Marshall Tiger Marching Band, Marshall, MN - AAAA
4:00 Eden Prairie Eagle Marching Band, Eden Prairie, MN - AAAA
4:15 Rosemount High School Marching Band, Rosemount, MN - AAAA
4:30 North Dakota State University Gold Star Marching Band, Fargo, ND - Exhibition

4:45 Awards

Session II begins at 6:45 PM. Marine Corps Band New Orleans performs at 6:45, Minne-Brass performs at 8:15 and University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire performs at 9:45.

2017 Judging Panel

• Ward Miller - Music
• Jay Sconser - Music
• Brett Kuhn - Percussion
• Todd James - Visual
• Michael Turner - Visual
• Ron Hardin - Visual

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 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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