Parade Marching Championship
Sunday, June 28, 2020
The Midwest's finest high school marching bands gather in
Alexandria for the Vikingland Band Festival parade marching championship. Summer parade bands are
at their peak in late June and they pull out all the stops as they perform on the city’s extra-wide main street.
Eight different bands have claimed the Grand Champion title in the Festival's 35-year history. Join us
to see who rises to the top in 2020!
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2019 PARADE RESULTS
Spectators were the big winners at the 35th Annual Vikingland Band Festival, which featured a fantastic lineup of well-prepared marching bands
performing under sunny skies. This year's parade featured 21 bands, including the Alexandria Marching Band which served as the host and the
Alexandria Alumni Band which served as the honor band.
Henry Sibley H.S. scored 90.4 to claim the Grand Champion honor for the second consecutive year.
Waconia scored 86.5, 728 Cadets scored 85.4, Mankato 77 Lancers scored 81.7, and Dassel-Cokato scored 80.5 to round out
the overall top five. Dassel-Cokato won the People's Choice award for the first time, and also retired a Class Champion
flag by winning the Class AA title three years in a row. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg claimed the Class A champion title for the 11th consecutive year.
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GRAND MARSHALS ANNOUNCED
To celebrate 35 years of success, the Vikingland Band Festival is proud to announce that eight long-serving former committee members will serve as grand marshals of the 2019 Vikingland Band Festival.
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Did you know that 94 different bands have appeared in the Vikingland Band Festival since its inception in 1985? Browse the Festival archives to access scores and participants from previous Festivals.
DID YOU KNOW...?
Alexandria is the only band to appear in every Vikingland Band Festival, but many bands have a long history performing in the festival.
Including 2019 appearances, these bands have appeared at least 15 times: Alexandria (35), Bertha-Hewitt (31), Fergus Falls (32), Waconia (31), Henry Sibley (30), Mankato Lancers (30), Winona Cotter (30), Long Prairie (27), Park Center (27),
St. Cloud All-City (24), Litchfield (22), Sauk Rapids (21), Osseo (18), Albany (18), New York Mills (17), Albert Lea (16), Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (16), Champlin Park (15), Sartell (15).
Fifteen different bands have been named People's Choice since we launched the award in 1989, and the Mankato Lancers and Waconia have
each won it a record seven times! Previous People's Choice award winners:
• 2019 Dassel-Cokato
• 2018 Waconia
• 2017 728 Cadets
• 2016 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg
• 2015 728 Cadets
• 2014 Waconia
• 2013 Mankato Lancers
• 2012 728 Cadets
• 2011 Bemidji
• 2010 Mankato Lancers
• 2007-08-09 Waconia
• 2006 The Patriots
• 2004-05 Waconia
• 2000-01-02-03 Mankato Lancers
• 1999 Albert Lea
• 1998 Champlin Park
• 1997 Fergus Falls
• 1996 Long Prairie
• 1994-95 Irondale
• 1993 Mankato Lancers
• 1991-92 New Richmond, WI
• 1990 Henry Sibley
• 1989 Hibbing
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EXPERIENCE THE FESTIVAL IN PERSON
Join the 20,000 spectators and 2,000 performers for this spectacular event.
Look here for the parade route and maps of Alexandria. More »
Carlson Music Center
Henry's Foods, Inc.
Alexandria Technical & Community College
American Business Solutions
Central Lakes Orthodontics
DQ Grill & Chill
Douglas Machine Inc.
Elden's Fresh Foods
Garden Center Lanes
Glenwood State Bank
Minnesota Eye Institute
REA - Runestone Electric Association
Widseth Smith Nolting
FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL
Alexandria Downtown Merchants Association
Fort Chippewa Post No. 936 Veterans of Foreign Wars
Gardonville Cooperative Telephone
Knights of Columbus
Michael H. Collins, DDS
MidMinnesota Federal Credit Union
Viking Garage Door
Alexandria Golf Cars & Koep's Korner
Alexandria Park Department
Alexandria Police Department
Alexandria Recreational Vehicles
Alexandria Street Department
AgCountry Farm Credit Services
City of Alexandria
Douglas Country Sheriff's Posse
Honor Guard - American Legion Post 87, Vietnam Veterans, VFW
Jessica Cook Design
Lakes Area Recreation
Mike's In Out Oil Change
North Star Academy
Osakis Public Schools
Rose City Signs
Viking Office Supply
West Central Sanitation
Winning Edge Graphics