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68th Annual

Tri-State Band Festival

Luverne, Minnesota

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Parade 9:30 AM
on Main Street

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

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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 68th 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 2017 lineup featured 26 participating bands, with 19 bands performing in the parade and 15 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.

2018 Participating Bands

As of August 13, 2018

CLASS A
Adrian HS, MN (Parade)
Boyden-Hull HS, IA (Parade)
George-Little Rock Community School, IA (Parade)
Sibley-Ocheyedan HS, IA (Field)

CLASS AA
Lennox HS, SD (Parade and Field)
Madison HS, SD (Field)
Pipestone Area HS, MN (Parade and Field)
Sioux Falls Christian, Sioux Falls, SD (Field)
Stewartville HS, MN (Parade)
Tea Area HS, SD (Parade)
Tracy Area HS, MN (Parade)
West Central HS, Hartford, SD (Parade and Field)
West Lyon HS, IA (Field)

CLASS AAA
Brookings HS, SD (Parade and Field)
Huron HS, SD (Field)
O'Gorman HS, Sioux Falls, SD (Field)
Worthington HS, MN (Parade)

CLASS AAAA
Brandon Valley HS, SD (Parade and Field)

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

2017 Results

Tri-State Band Festival photos
PARADE
CLASS A
65.9 Sioux Falls Christian HS, Sioux Falls, SD
59.7 Murray County Central HS, Slayton, MN
57.9 Garretson HS, SD
56.4 Adrian HS, MN - TIE
56.4 George-Little Rock HS, IA - TIE
53.1 Boyden-Hull HS, IA

CLASS AA
72.5 West Central HS, Hartford, SD
68.9 Sheldon HS, IA
68.4 Tea HS, SD
68.2 Lennox HS, SD
67.9 Pipestone Area HS, MN
58.3 Tracy HS, MN

CLASS AAA
74.8 Worthington HS, MN
67.2 Stewartville HS, MN
60.9 Yankton HS, SD

CLASS AAAA
80.1 Lincoln HS, Sioux Falls, SD
72.0 Brandon Valley HS, SD

EXHIBITION
Luverne Middle School Band, MN - Host
Luverne HS, MN - Host

FIELD
CLASS A
68.9 West Lyon HS, IA (Winds, Perc, Aux, DM)
66.4 Sibley-Ocheyedan HS, IA
48.2 South O'Brien HS, IA

CLASS AA
69.9 Lennox HS, SD (Perc, Aux)
66.0 Pipestone Area HS, MN (Winds, DM)
65.6 Madison HS, SD
65.5 West Central HS, Hartford, SD
64.6 Sheldon HS, IA

CLASS AAA
73.1 O'Gorman HS, Sioux Falls, SD (Winds, Aux, DM)
70.6 Huron HS, SD (Perc)
64.5 Yankton HS, SD

CLASS AAAA
89.3 Lincoln HS, Sioux Falls, SD (Winds, Perc, Aux)
81.9 Brandon Valley HS, SD (DM)

EXHIBITION
Luverne HS, MN - Host
SDSU - The Pride of the Dakotas, Brookings, SD - Guest Band

K.M. GETMAN AWARD: West Lyon HS, IA

PARADE SWEEPSTAKES: Lincoln HS, Sioux Falls, SD

FIELD SWEEPSTAKES: Lincoln HS, Sioux Falls, SD

PEOPLE'S CHOICE - PARADE: Worthington HS, MN

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 29, 2018
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Saturday, September 26, 2020
(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




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