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18th Annual

Youth In Music Marching Band Championships

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Saturday, October 8, 2022
U.S. Bank Stadium

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Class Championships and Minnesota State Championship
7:00 AM-5:00 PM

Youth In Music Championship 7:00-11:00 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. The 2021 field contest was one of the biggest in the event's history, with 35 high school and university bands from Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota and Nebraska. The YIM Championships will be held in the new U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis. Join us on Saturday, October 8, 2022 for the eighteenth annual event.

As in past years, special guest units will perform in exhibtion throughout the contest. The 2021 guest lineup included the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Blugold Marching Band and the University of Minnesota Pride of Minnesota Marching Band. In addition to their individual performances, the two bands joined forces as a 700+ member mass band to present the Star Spangled Banner at the start of the evening finals event.

2022 Performance Schedule

Youth In Music Marching Band Championships
Session 1
7:00 Star Spangled Banner - YIM All Stars
7:15 Mankato Area 77 Lancers, MN - A
7:30 Osseo H.S. Marching Band, MN - A
7:45 Hutchinson H.S. Marching Band, MN - A
8:00 Maple Grove H.S. Marching Band, MN - A
8:15 Harrisburg H.S. Marching Band, SD - A
8:30 Andover Marching Band, MN - A
8:45 St. Croix Central H.S. Marching Band, Hammond, WI - Exhibition
9:00 Lourdes H.S. Marching Band, Rochester, MN - A
9:15 Minnetonka H.S. Marching Band, MN - A
9:30 Anoka H.S. Marching Band, MN - A
9:45 Hastings Raiders Marching Band, MN - A
10:00 Coon Rapids Marching Cardinals, MN - A
10:15 Blaine Marching Bengals, MN - A
10:30 Hudson H.S. Marching Band, Hudson, WI - Exhibition
10:45 O'Gorman H.S. Marching Band, Sioux Falls, SD - AA
11:00 Baldwin-Woodville H.S. Marching Band, Baldwin, WI - AA
11:15 Brookings H.S. Marching Band, SD - AA
11:30 Lakeville South H.S. Marching Band, MN - AA
11:45 Roosevelt H.S. Marching Band, Sioux Falls, SD - AA
12:00 Waseca Marching Jays, MN - AA
12:15 Champlin Park Marching Rebels, Champlin, MN - AA
12:30 Minnesota State University-Mankato Maverick Machine, MN - Exhibition

12:45 A/AA Awards

1:15 Waukee Northwest H.S. Royal Brigade Marching Band, IA - AAA
1:30 Davenport Central H.S. Marching Blue Devils, IA - AAA
1:45 River Falls H.S. Marching Band, WI - AAA
2:00 Grand Rapids H.S. Marching Band, MN - AAA
2:15 Farmington Tiger Marching Band, MN - AAA
2:30 Irondale Marching Knights, New Brighton, MN - AAA
2:45 Brandon Valley H.S. Marching Band, Brandon, SD - AAA
3:00 Millard West H.S. Wildcat Marching Band, Omaha, NE - AAA
3:15 Lincoln H.S. Marching Band, Sioux Falls, SD - AAAA
3:30 Marshall Tiger Marching Band, MN - AAAA
3:45 Eden Prairie Eagle Marching Band, MN - AAAA
4:00 Eastview H.S. Marching Band, Apple Valley, MN - AAAA
4:15 Rosemount H.S. Marching Band, MN - AAAA
4:30 North Dakota State University Marching Band, Fargo, ND - Exhibition

4:45 AAA/AAAA Awards

Session 2/Evening Finals

7:15 Star Spangled Banner
7:30 Band 1
7:45 Band 2
8:00 Band 3
8:15 Band 4
8:30 Band 5
8:45 BREAK
9:00 Band 6
9:15 Band 7
9:30 Band 8
9:45 Band 9
10:00 Band 10
10:15 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

2021 Results

72.50 Lakeville South
68.50 Blaine
64.90 Anoka
64.60 Minnetonka
59.60 Lennox
58.60 Harrisburg
57.60 Maple Grove
57.35 Lourdes
56.00 Andover
52.85 Coon Rapids
49.70 Hutchinson
48.85 Osseo
Exhib Hudson
Exhib St. Croix Central

70.75 Farmington
70.60 Waseca
67.40 Hastings
67.30 Brookings
65.50 Champlin Park
65.40 Sioux Falls Roosevelt
63.00 Sioux Falls Washington
58.30 Baldwin-Woodville

86.90 Millard West
81.00 Brandon Valley
78.15 Irondale
77.80 River Falls
76.30 Grand Rapids
56.20 Chippewa Falls

89.40 Rosemount
88.25 Sioux Falls Lincoln
83.05 Eden Prairie
82.95 Eastview
77.10 Marshall

Best Performer: Luke Heinrich, Millard West
Best Drum Majors: Emma Kopetsky & Preston Ward, Millard West
Spirit of YIMMY: Brookings HS

Leon Sieve, Rosemount HS
Ray Gove, Long Prairie HS
Jim Smith, Sioux Falls O'Gorman HS
Wayne Ivers, Marshall HS
Dave Haugen, Sioux Falls Lincoln HS

Frank Pasquerella Memorial Scholarship - Carmen Pasquerella, Eastview HS
Ella Olson, Irondale HS
Johan Edwin Harworth, River Falls HS
Pearl Wigg, Sioux Falls Roosevelt HS
Jacob Welch, Lakeville South HS
Elijah Schipper, Harrisburg HS
Esme Mergendahl, Hudson HS

University of Minnesota Marching Band, Minneapolis, MN
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Blugold Marching Band, Eau Claire, WI

91.40 Rosemount (AAAA)
90.50 Sioux Falls Lincoln (AAAA)
88.50 Millard West (AAA)
83.70 Eastview (AAAA)
79.50 Irondale (AAA)
78.60 Brandon Valley (AAA)
77.30 River Falls (AAA)
76.70 Eden Prairie (AAAA)
75.00 Lakeville South (A)
74.00 Farmington (AA)

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 8, 2022
Saturday, October 14, 2023
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