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71st Annual

Tri-State Band Festival

Luverne, Minnesota

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Parade 9:30 AM
on Main Street

Field 12:30 PM
at Luverne High School, 709 North Kniss Avenue

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Tri-State Band Festival
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Web: LuverneChamber.com

Event Sponsor: Luverne Area Chamber, 213 East Luverne Street, Luverne, MN 56156

Email: Jane Wildung Lanphere, Executive Director

Phone: 507-283-4061 or Toll Free 1-888-283-4061
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Tri-State Band Festival Now in its 71st year, Luverne's Tri-State Band Festival is the longest-running marching band festival in the region. The annual parade and field competition draws bands from Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota with more than 2,500 students participating.

The 2021 lineup featured 23 participating bands, with 17 bands performing in the parade and 11 performing on the field. The morning parade travels along Main Street, with judging near the corner of Main and McKenzie. The afternoon field competition is held at the Luverne High School athletic field.

Luverne is located in the southwest corner of Minnesota, just 30 minutes east of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. One of Luverne's famous attractions is the Blue Mounds State Park which features beautiful campsites, prairie hiking trails, and the only state-owned herd of bison.

2022 Participating Bands

Tri-State Band Festival photos As of August 9, 2022

CLASS A
Adrian-Ellsworth HS, MN (Parade)
Boyden-Hull HS, IA (Parade)
Garretson HS, SD (Parade)
Murray County Central HS, Slayton, MN (Parade)
Sioux Falls Lutheran School, Sioux Falls, SD (Parade)

CLASS AA
Lennox HS, SD (Field)
Pipestone Area HS, MN (Parade and Field)
Sioux Falls Christian HS, Sioux Falls, SD (Parade)
West Central HS, Hartford, SD (Parade and Field)

CLASS AAA
Brookings HS, SD (Field)
Hutchinson HS, MN (Field)
Stewartville HS, MN (Parade)
Tea Area HS, SD (Parade)

CLASS AAAA
Brandon Valley HS, SD (Field)
Harrisburg High School, SD (Field)
Roosevelt High School, Sioux Falls, SD (Field)
Worthington HS, MN (Parade)

HOSTS
Luverne HS, MN (Parade and Field)
Luverne Middle School, MN (Parade)

2021 Results


PARADE
CLASS A
62.9 Garretson HS, SD
61.4 Adrian-Ellsworth HS, MN
61.3 Murray County Central HS, Slayton, MN
51.8 George-Little Rock HS, IA

CLASS AA
80.2 Sioux Falls Christian HS, Sioux Falls, SD
77.6 West Central HS, Hartford, SD
67.3 Tri-Valley HS, Colton, SD
62.0 Pipestone Area HS, MN
60.3 Dell Rapids HS, SD
57.7 Boyden-Hull HS, IA

CLASS AAA
74.9 Tea Area HS, SD
73.7 Brookings HS, SD
71.9 Stewartville HS, MN

CLASS AAAA
72.9 Worthington HS, MN

EXHIBITION
Luverne HS, MN - Host
Luverne Middle School, MN - Host
Maverick 'Machine' Marching Band, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN - Guest Band

FIELD
CLASS AA
74.9 West Lyon HS, IA (Winds, Perc, Aux, DM)
69.6 Lennox HS, SD
69.2 West Central HS, Hartford, SD
67.1 Madison HS, SD
62.9 Pipestone Area HS, MN

CLASS AAA
76.4 Brookings HS, SD (Perc, DM)
74.4 O'Gorman HS, Sioux Falls, SD (Winds, Aux)
69.0 Huron HS, SD

CLASS AAAA
85.3 Brandon Valley HS, SD (Winds, Perc, Aux, DM)

EXHIBITION
Luverne HS, MN - Host
Maverick 'Machine' Marching Band, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN - Guest Band

K.M. GETMAN AWARD: Brookings HS, SD

PARADE SWEEPSTAKES: Sioux Falls Christian HS, Sioux Falls, SD

FIELD SWEEPSTAKES: Brandon Valley HS, SD

PEOPLE'S CHOICE - PARADE: Sioux Falls Christian HS, Sioux Falls, SD

PEOPLE'S CHOICE - FIELD: West Lyon HS, IA

Related Events

• An awards ceremony is held at the high school football field immediately following the field competition.

Future Dates

Saturday, September 24, 2022
Saturday, September 30, 2023
Saturday, September 28, 2024
(Always held on the last Saturday in September)

For More Information

Web: LuverneChamber.com

Event Sponsor: Luverne Area Chamber, 213 East Luverne Street, Luverne, MN 56156
Email: Jane Wildung Lanphere, Executive Director
Phone: 507-283-4061 or Toll Free 1-888-283-4061