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70th Annual

Tri-State Band Festival

Luverne, Minnesota

Saturday, September 26, 2020
Now Saturday, September 25, 2021

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 IMPORTANT NOTICE (August 4, 2020): It is with very heavy hearts that we have made the final decision to postpone the 70th Annual Tri-State Band Festival marching competition this year. We have come to this decision after thoughtful consideration and researching many creative options to try to offer the type of band competition that meets the high standard of competition that Tri-State has delivered over the past 69 years.

The Tri-State Committee would like to extend an invitation to you to attend the 70th Annual Tri-State Band Festival, now scheduled for Saturday, September 25, 2021! We pledge to create the greatest opportunity in the Midwest to showcase your marching band to the thousands of adoring marching band fans in Luverne, Minnesota.


Now in its 70th 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 2019 lineup featured 29 participating bands, with 18 bands performing in the parade and 17 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.

2019 Results

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PARADE
CLASS A
57.7 Murray County Central HS, Slayton, MN
55.7 Garretson HS, SD
54.3 Adrian HS, MN
52.9 Dell Rapids HS, SD
50.8 George-Little Rock HS, IA

CLASS AA
76.3 Sioux Falls Christian HS, Sioux Falls, SD
73.4 West Central HS, Hartford, SD
63.6 Tea Area HS, SD
61.3 Pipestone Area HS, MN
55.8 Tracy Area HS, MN - Tie
55.8 Boyden-Hull HS, IA - Tie

CLASS AAA
78.2 Brookings HS, SD
75.8 Waseca HS, MN
73.1 Stewartville HS, MN

CLASS AAAA
76.7 Worthington HS, MN

EXHIBITION
Luverne HS, MN - Host

FIELD
CLASS AA
70.1 West Lyon HS, IA (DM)
68.0 Sibley-Ocheyedan HS, IA
67.0 West Central HS, Hartford, SD (Winds, Perc)
65.2 Lennox HS, SD (Aux)
62.7 Madison HS, SD
60.4 Pipestone Area HS, MN

CLASS AAA
78.9 Brookings HS, SD (Winds, Perc)
76.6 Waseca HS, MN
70.0 O'Gorman HS, Sioux Falls, SD (Aux, DM)
69.4 PM Mitchell HS, SD
63.3 Huron HS, SD

CLASS AAAA
84.8 Roosevelt HS, Sioux Falls, SD (Winds)
82.9 Brandon Valley HS, SD (Perc, Aux, DM)
71.9 Washington HS, Sioux Falls, SD
70.8 Sioux City East HS, IA

EXHIBITION
Luverne HS, MN - Host

K.M. GETMAN AWARD: Waseca HS, MN

PARADE SWEEPSTAKES: Brookings HS, SD

FIELD SWEEPSTAKES: Roosevelt HS, Sioux Falls, SD

PEOPLE'S CHOICE - PARADE: West Central HS, Hartford, SD

PEOPLE'S CHOICE - FIELD: O'Gorman HS, Sioux Falls, SD

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

Future Dates

Saturday, September 25, 2021
Saturday, September 24, 2022
Saturday, September 30, 2023
(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