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32nd Annual

Festival of Bands, USA

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Parade - 8:00 AM

Field Prelims - 9:45 AM (Gates Open 8:30 AM)

Field Finals - 6:00 PM
Howard Wood Field
2000 W. Russell at N. West Ave
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Sioux Falls Festival of Bands The Festival of Bands USA features a very full day of marching activities for a large lineup of bands from South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska. This 32nd year of competition is expected to draw up to 20,000 visitors and competing band members. The 2019 lineup features a total of 43 different bands, with 24 bands in the parade and 30 bands in field performance.

The 2019 Festival of Bands Parade will follow the same route as 2018 (adjacent to Covell Lake). Bands will step off near Terrace Park and travel west along Madison Street, then turn south on North Lake Avenue. Judging will take place in front of the Boy Scouts of America building. This route is in close proximity to the Field Competition at Howard Wood Field.

During the parade and at prelims, bands compete in four classes for rating and ranking, with judges offering evaluation and commentary to the competitors. Trophies are awarded to the top three bands in each class. At finals, the 10 advancing bands compete in one class for trophies to the top five places.
Sioux Falls Festival of Bands
Festival of Bands: A musical event hosted and staffed by the band parents and band directors of Sioux Falls Lincoln, O'Gorman, Roosevelt and Washington High Schools.

2019 Results


PARADE
CLASS A
73.30 Beresford H.S.
63.00 Tracy Area H.S.
62.00 Tri-Valley H.S.
61.50 George Little Rock H.S.
61.20 Adrian H.S.

CLASS AA
81.40 Sioux Falls Christian H.S.
79.20 West Central H.S.
76.80 Tea Area H.S.
71.00 Sheldon H.S.
66.20 Pipestone Area H.S.
64.30 Luverne H.S.
56.60 Boyden-Hull H.S.

CLASS AAA
76.10 Waseca H.S.
73.00 Waverly H.S.

CLASS AAAA
67.85 Harrisburg H.S.

EXHIBITION
Brandon Valley Middle School
Memorial Middle School
Patrick Henry Middle School
Sioux Falls Lincoln - Host
Sioux Falls O'Gorman - Host
Sioux Falls Roosevelt - Host
Sioux Falls Washington - Host

FIELD PRELIMS
CLASS A
53.85 Chamberlain H.S.
53.30 McCook H.S.
50.95 Crofton H.S.

CLASS AA
74.00 West Lyon H.S.
69.05 West Central H.S.
68.00 MOC-Floyd Valley H.S.
67.65 Rochester Lourdes H.S.
67.50 Sibley-Ocheyedan H.S.
58.90 Lennox H.S.
58.70 Sioux Center H.S.
58.55 Sheldon H.S.
58.45 Madison H.S.
54.75 Luverne H.S.
53.90 Pipestone Area H.S.

CLASS AAA
81.50 Brandon Valley H.S.
75.40 Brookings H.S.
75.05 Waseca H.S.
73.85 Waverly H.S.
68.90 Huron H.S.

CLASS AAAA
83.75 Marshall H.S.
74.10 Norfolk H.S.
69.25 Sioux City East H.S.
68.85 Andover H.S.
68.25 Blaine H.S.
64.30 Sioux City North H.S.
61.75 Harrisburg H.S.

FIELD FINALS
78.1 Brandon Valley (SD)
77.8 Marshall (MN)
73.7 Brookings (SD)
72.9 Waseca (MN)
72.1 West Lyon (SD)
70.3 Waverly (NE)
68.5 Norfolk (NE)
65.9 West Central (SD)
65.4 Sioux City East (IA)
64.5 Huron (SD)

EXHIBITION
Sioux Falls Lincoln - Host
Sioux Falls O'Gorman - Host
Sioux Falls Roosevelt - Host
Sioux Falls Washington - Host

DRUM LINE: Brandon Valley (SD)
GUARD: Marshall (MN)
HORN LINE: Brandon Valley (SD)
DRUM MAJORS: Brookings (SD)

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD: Tracy Area (MN)
POPPLERS MUSIC "SPIRIT OF THE FESTIVAL" AWARD: Sioux City East (IA)

SWEEPSTAKES - FIELD: Brandon Valley (SD)
SWEEPSTAKES - PARADE: Sioux Falls Christian (SD)
OVERALL GRAND CHAMPION (PARADE + FIELD FINALS): Waseca (MN)

2019 Performance Order


PARADE - 8:00 AM Sioux Falls Festival of Bands

1. 8:00 Washington H.S. - Host
2. 8:05 Roosevelt H.S. - Host
3. 8:10 Beresford H.S. - A
4. 8:15 Tri-Valley H.S. - A
5. 8:20 Adrian H.S. - A
6. 8:25 George Little Rock H.S. - A
7. 8:30 Chamberlain H.S. - A
8. 8:35 Murray County Central H.S. - A
9. 8:40 Tracy Area H.S. - A
10. 8:45 Tea Area H.S. - AA
11. 8:50 Pipestone Area H.S. - AA
12. 8:55 Luverne H.S. - AA
13. 9:00 Sheldon H.S. - AA
14. 9:05 Boyden-Hull H.S. - AA
15. 9:10 Sioux Falls Christian H.S. - AA
16. 9:15 West Central H.S. - AA
17. 9:20 Memorial Middle School - NC
18. 9:25 Brandon Valley Middle School - NC
19. 9:30 Patrick Henry Middle School - NC
20. 9:35 Waverly H.S. - AAA
21. 9:40 Waseca H.S. - AAA
22. 9:45 Harrisburg H.S. - AAAA
23. 9:50 Lincoln H.S. - Host
24. 9:55 O'Gorman H.S. - Host

FIELD PRELIMS - 9:45 AM

9:45 Sioux Center H.S. - AA
10:00 Madison H.S. - AA
10:15 Sibley-Ocheyedan H.S. - AA
10:30 Lennox H.S. - AA
10:45 Luverne H.S. - AA
11:00 Pipestone Area H.S. - AA
11:15 Sheldon H.S. - AA
11:30 MOC-Floyd Valley H.S. - AA

11:45 BREAK

12:00 West Central H.S. - AA
12:15 West Lyon H.S. - AA
12:30 Rochester Lourdes H.S. - AA
12:45 Crofton H.S. - A
1:00 Chamberlain H.S. - A
1:15 McCook H.S. - A

1:30 BREAK
1:45 AWARDS - A/AA

2:00 Waverly H.S. - AAA
2:15 Huron H.S. - AAA
2:30 Brookings H.S. - AAA
2:45 Waseca H.S. - AAA
3:00 Brandon Valley H.S. - AAA

3:15 BREAK

3:30 Blaine H.S. - AAAA
3:45 Andover H.S. - AAAA
4:00 Harrisburg H.S. - AAAA
4:15 Sioux City East H.S. - AAAA
4:30 Sioux City North H.S. - AAAA
4:45 Norfolk H.S. - AAAA
5:00 Marshall H.S. - AAAA

5:15 BREAK
5:30 AWARDS - AAA, AAAA & FINALS ANNOUNCEMENTS

FIELD FINALS - 6:00 PM

6:10 National Anthem
6:15 1A Exhibition
6:30 Washington H.S. - Host Exhibition
6:45 Lincoln H.S. - Host Exhibition
7:00 Band 1
7:15 Band 2
7:30 Band 3
7:45 Band 4
8:00 Band 5
8:15 Band 6
8:30 Band 7
8:45 Band 8
9:00 Band 9
9:15 Band 10
9:30 O'Gorman H.S. - Host Exhibition
9:45 Roosevelt H.S. - Host Exhibition
10:00 Awards

Ticket Information

• Admission wristbands can be purchased in advance at Lewis Drug Stores in Sioux Falls and Brandon. On the day of the event, tickets can be purchased along the parade route from festival volunteers, or at the gate. Credit cards are accepted at the gate.
• Wristbands:
     Adults - $15
     Students Grades K-12 & College Students with Valid ID - $5
     Children 5 and under are free
• Wristbands are valid for admission to both prelims and finals. (The stadium is NOT cleared between prelims and finals, so you can remain in your seat for both events.)
• Festival program books are $5.00.

Related Events

• An awards ceremony is held at the stadium immediately following the field competition.

Future Dates

Saturday, October 5, 2019
Saturday, October 4, 2020
Saturday, October 2, 2021
(Always held the first Saturday in October)

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