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16th Annual

Youth In Music Marching Band Championships

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Saturday, October 10, 2020
U.S. Bank Stadium

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Class Championships and Minnesota State Championship
9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Youth In Music Championship 7:00-10:00 PM

Youth In Music Marching Band Championships
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Youth In Music Marching Band Championships The Youth In Music Championships have quickly become one of the premier marching band events in the Midwest. The 2020 field contest promises to be the biggest in the event's history, with 33 bands from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, South Dakota, North Dakota and Nebraska. The YIM Championships will be held in the new U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis. Join us on Saturday, October 10, 2020 for the sixteenth annual event.

As in past years, special guest units will perform in exhibtion throughout the contest. The 2020 guest lineup includes the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Blugold Marching Band, North Dakota State University Goldstar Marching Band, and the University of Minnesota Pride of Minnesota Marching Band.

2019 Results

Youth In Music Marching Band Championships
64.60 Andover (Perc)
64.40 Blaine
64.30 Anoka (Winds, Visual)
62.40 Eisenhower
61.60 Park Center
60.40 Lakeville South
58.80 Coon Rapids
58.80 Harrisburg
57.60 Mukwonago
56.60 Hutchinson (Guard)
53.50 Pipestone
Exhib Hudson
Exhib St. Croix Central

75.10 Hastings (Winds, Perc, Visual)
71.30 Farmington
70.80 Minnetonka (Guard)
70.20 Baldwin-Woodville
69.30 Lourdes
67.80 Champlin Park
62.40 Sioux Falls Washington

80.50 Millard West (Guard)
80.40 Sioux Falls Roosevelt
79.70 Brandon Valley (Perc, Visual)
78.20 River Falls (Winds)
73.10 Waukesha North

88.70 Rosemount (Winds, Visual)
87.80 Eden Prairie (Guard, Perc)
84.20 Marshall
83.80 Eastview
82.50 Irondale

Best Performer: Noah Fairchild - Flugelhorn soloist, Mukwanago HS
Best Drum Major: Karl Schmid, Minnetonka HS
Outstanding School Spirit: Farmington HS

Pam Diem, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg HS
Bob Carlson, Sioux Falls Lincoln HS and Pipestone HS

Class A
Huda A. Mohamed, Blaine HS
Yessica Calderon, Dwight D. Eisenhower HS
Class AA
Grace Hanson, St. Croix Central HS
Ryland Cook, Farmington HS
Class AAA
Andrew Kovalenko, Roosevelt HS
Henry and Harry Heiberger, Brandon Valley HS
Class AAAA
Carmen Casper, Eden Prairie HS
Sylvia Neddermeyer, Eastview HS

Minnesota State University-Mankato Marching Band, Mankato, MN
South Dakota State University Marching Band, Brookings, SD
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Blugold Marching Band, Eau Claire, WI

88.20 Rosemount
87.40 Eden Prairie
84.10 Eastview
82.40 Marshall
81.70 Millard West
78.70 Brandon Valley
78.60 Irondale
75.80 Sioux Falls Roosevelt
74.60 Hastings
69.80 Andover

Ticket Information

• Ticket sales begin in September. Advance purchase reserved tickets and group tickets will be available online at

Photo, Video and Bag Policy

• STADIUM BAG POLICY: Youth In Music will abide by the U.S. Bank Stadium bag and camera policy. Please view the link to be familiar with the stadium policy that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into the stadium.
• VIDEO RECORDING EQUIPMENT: VIDEO NEWS MEDIA passes will be issued by YIM to qualified broadcast television news media. No video or audio recording devices are allowed into the stadium, including those with "band videographers." Credentialed television news crews and YIM-pre-approved professional filmmakers are the only exceptions. Any camera person wishing to enter the stadium for any other purpose, including documentary filmmakers, must have pre-approval in writing from YIM.
• PHOTOGRAPHY: Use of cameras of any kind are NOT ALLOWED on the field (stadium floor) for any YIM event, except for Varsity Photos, the Official Photographer of YIM, and official news media with credentials. Still cameras (digital or film, point and shoot, nothing longer than 6 inches, nor detachable) are allowed into the stadium and may be used from stadium seating, but not on the field. Tripods or other similar equipment that may obstruct the view or path of travel of others in seating areas are not allowed.

Related Events

Youth In Music prides itself on providing a unique experience for participating band members and band directors.
• Band directors enjoy a complimentary dinner along with skybox seating during the competition.
• Band members have a great time interacting with members of other bands during the dinner break while they play on the field level listening to live music.

Future Dates

Saturday, October 10, 2020
Saturday, October 9, 2021
Saturday, October 8, 2022
The event date is determined by the stadium availability schedule. Whenever possible, the intent is to hold the Youth In Music Championships on the second weekend of October.

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Email: Brent Turner, Youth In Music President