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Vikingland Band Festival : Grand Marshal Nominations
RECOGNIZING POSITIVE IMPACT
Submit your nomination for future Vikingland Band Festival grand marshals
ALEXANDRIA, MN (March 2, 2017) The public is invited to submit nominations of people who should be considered for the honor of grand marshal of the Vikingland Band Festival. Over the past 32 years, the
honor has recognized men and women who have had a positive impact on Alexandria in areas such as music, youth and community.
It has been several years since the Festival committee last issued a call for nominations, according to committee chair Greg DeGier.
"Our committee members try to stay aware and take note of possible grand marshals, but we know there are deserving people whose stories might not reach us,"
DeGier said. "That's why we like to periodically remind the community that we are open to hearing suggestions of people who could be honored over the next several years."
Grand Marshal History
Past grand marshals have represented a variety of roles including music educators, business leaders, a police chief, festival supporters and media personalities.
• 2016 - Brent and Sally Smith
• 2015 - Owen and Audrey Miller
• 2014 - Marv Martinson
• 2013 - Randy and Mary Morken
• 2012 - Jim Eidsvold
• 2011 - Margaret (Peggy) Atwood
• 2010 - Jerry and Margaret Van Kempen
• 2009 - Ken Nelson
• 2008 - Ken Martinson
• 2007 - Dennis Anhalt and Patty Wicken
• 2006 - Dean Dainsberg
• 2005 - Jill Blashack and Joani Nielson
• 2004 - Don Shelby
• 2003 - Tom Lehman
• 2002 - Ross Bryant
• 2001 - Eldred Quarnstrom
• 2000 - Bob Iverson
• 1999 - Tom Haugen
• 1998 - Joel Wood
• 1997 - John Anderson
• 1996 - Virginia and Wally Bloom
• 1995 - Erc Aga
• 1994 - Ken Martinson, Jim Clayton, John Anderson
• 1993 - Les Dehlin
• 1992 - Sid Carlson
• 1991 - Ruth Tangen-Barsness
• 1990 - Blossom Sorby Anderson
• 1989 - Murrae N. Freng
• 1988 - Vincent R. DiNino
• 1987 - Paul Attridge
• 1986 - George McKay
• 1985 - L.E. "Bud" Christenson
Submit Your Ideas
To submit your suggestion, simply contact the Vikingland Band Festival by postal mail or email. It's helpful to include a brief description of the impact your nominee has had in the areas of music, youth and/or community.
Vikingland Band Festival
Attn: Greg DeGier, Committee Chair
PO Box 1151
Alexandria, MN 56308
Email: VikinglandBandFestival [at] gmail.com
Nominees will remain in consideration for the next several years.