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73rd Annual

Tri-State Band Festival

Luverne, Minnesota

Saturday, September 28, 2024

Parade 9:30 AM
on Main Street

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

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Tri-State Band Festival
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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 73rd 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 2023 lineup featured 22 participating bands, with 15 bands performing in the parade and 9 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.

2024 Participating Bands

Tri-State Band Festival photos As of April 22, 2024

CLASS A
Garretson HS, SD (Parade)

CLASS AA
Lennox HS, SD (Field)
Pipestone Area HS, MN (Parade and Field)
Sioux Falls Christian HS, Sioux Falls, SD (Parade)

CLASS AAA
O'Gorman HS, Sioux Falls, SD (Field)
Stewartville HS, MN (Parade)

CLASS AAAA
Worthington HS, MN (Parade)

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

2023 Results


PARADE
CLASS A
63.10 Murray County Central HS, Slayton, MN
58.80 Adrian-Ellsworth HS, MN
57.90 Sioux Falls Lutheran School, Sioux Falls, SD
56.20 Garretson HS, SD
53.00 George-Little Rock HS, IA
51.20 Tracy Area HS, MN
49.55 Baltic HS, SD
48.10 Boyden-Hull HS, IA

CLASS AA
77.30 Sioux Falls Christian HS, Sioux Falls, SD
76.10 West Central HS, Hartford, SD

CLASS AAA
72.70 Tea Area HS, SD
67.90 Stewartville HS, MN

CLASS AAAA
73.30 Worthington HS, MN

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

FIELD
CLASS AA
70.00 West Central HS, Hartford, SD (Winds, Perc)
67.40 Lennox HS, SD (Aux, DM)
59.50 Madison HS, SD
57.30 Pipestone Area HS, MN

CLASS AAA
77.80 O'Gorman HS, Sioux Falls, SD (Aux, DM)
77.00 Marshall HS, MN (Winds, Perc)

CLASS AAAA
85.80 Brandon Valley HS, SD (Winds, Perc, Aux)
79.70 Roosevelt High School, Sioux Falls, SD (DM)

EXHIBITION
Luverne HS, MN - Host

K.M. GETMAN AWARD: Marshall HS, MN

PARADE SWEEPSTAKES: Sioux Falls Christian HS, Sioux Falls, SD

FIELD SWEEPSTAKES: Brandon Valley HS, SD

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

PEOPLE'S CHOICE - FIELD: Brandon Valley HS, SD

Related Events

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

Future Dates

Saturday, September 28, 2024
Saturday, September 27, 2025
Saturday, September 26, 2026
(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