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19th Annual

Youth In Music Marching Band Championships

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Saturday, October 14, 2023
U.S. Bank Stadium

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Class Championships and Minnesota State Championship
7:00 AM-5:00 PM

Youth In Music Championship 7:00-11:00 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 2022 field contest was the biggest in the event's history, with 37 high school and university bands from Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Iowa, 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 14, 2023 for the nineteenth annual event.

As in past years, special guest units will perform in exhibtion throughout the contest. The 2023 guest lineup includes the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Blugold Marching Band and the Iowa State University Cyclone Marching Band.

2023 Results

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88.275 Rosemount H.S., MN (AAAA)
86.650 Sioux Falls Lincoln H.S., SD (AAAA)
84.250 Brandon Valley H.S., Brandon, SD (AAAA)
84.100 Millard West H.S., Omaha, NE (AAA)
83.050 Eastview H.S., Apple Valley, MN (AAAA)
80.950 Papillion-La Vista South H.S., Papillion, NE (AAA)
79.800 Lakeville South, Lakeville, MN (AA)
78.450 Irondale H.S., New Brighton, MN (AAA)
77.400 Brookings H.S., SD (AA)
73.000 Hastings HS, MN (A)

74.800 Hastings
68.400 Eisenhower
68.150 Mankato Area 77 Lancers
65.900 Anoka
63.350 Harrisburg
63.050 Coon Rapids
61.875 Lourdes
60.975 Andover
60.000 Maple Grove
56.300 Minnetonka
53.800 Blaine
52.450 Osseo
49.600 Hutchinson
Exhib St. Croix Central
Exhib Worthington

79.900 Lakeville South
78.700 Brookings
72.675 Waseca
71.950 Mitchell
71.185 Champlin Park
69.225 Sioux Falls O'Gorman
66.325 Onalaska

84.225 Millard West
82.675 Papillion-La Vista South
78.550 Irondale
78.150 Grand Rapids
74.225 Farmington
73.725 Marshall

88.075 Rosemount
86.925 Sioux Falls Lincoln
83.375 Brandon Valley
81.975 Eastview
77.725 Millard North
72.300 Eden Prairie

Best Performer: Sam Kenny, Eastview H.S., Apple Valley, MN
Best Drum Majors: Clark Egland, Lilly Ralston-Perrault and Hannah Basel, Sioux Falls Lincoln H.S., Sioux Falls, SD
Spirit of YIMMY: Brandon Valley H.S., Brandon, SD

Jeff Goldsmith
Royce Morrissette
Barry Peterson

Alexa Johnson, Brandon Valley HS, Brandon, SD
Mason Norberg, Sioux Falls Lincoln HS, Sioux Falls, SD
Aisha Abdulahi, Rosemount HS, MN
Grace Swanson, Andover HS, MN
Malachi Leake, Anoka HS, MN
Carson Johnson, Champlin Park HS, Champlin, MN
Hannah LaCroix, Waseca HS, MN
Anjali Gonzales-Yang, Onalaska HS, WI
Jane Stiers, Lakeville South HS, Lakeville, MN

Iowa State University Cyclone Marching Band, Ames, IA
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Blugold Marching Band, WI

2023 Performance Schedule

Youth In Music Marching Band Championships
Session 1
7:00 National Anthem
7:15 Osseo H.S., MN - A
7:30 Hutchinson H.S., MN - A
7:45 Maple Grove H.S., MN - A
8:00 Eisenhower H.S., Blue Island, IL - A
8:15 Mankato Area 77 Lancers, Mankato, MN - A
8:30 Andover H.S., MN - A
8:45 Harrisburg H.S., SD - A
9:00 Lourdes H.S., Rochester, MN - A
9:15 Blaine H.S., MN - A
9:30 Minnetonka H.S., MN - A
9:45 Anoka H.S., MN - A
10:00 Coon Rapids H.S., MN - A
10:15 Hastings H.S., MN - A
10:30 St Croix Central H.S., Hammond, WI - Exhibition
10:45 Mitchell H.S., SD - AA
11:00 O'Gorman H.S., Sioux Falls, SD - AA
11:15 Onalaska H.S., WI - AA
11:30 Brookings H.S., SD - AA
11:45 Waseca H.S., MN - AA
12:00 Champlin Park H.S., Champlin, MN - AA
12:15 Lakeville South H.S., Lakeville, MN - AA
12:30 Worthington H.S., MN - Exhibition

12:45 A/AA Awards

1:30 Papillion-La Vista South H.S., Papillion, NE - AAA
1:45 Grand Rapids H.S., MN - AAA
2:00 Farmington H.S., MN - AAA
2:15 Irondale H.S., New Brighton, MN - AAA
2:30 Marshall H.S., MN - AAA
2:45 Millard West H.S., Omaha, NE - AAA
3:00 Brandon Valley H.S., Brandon, SD - AAAA
3:15 Millard North H.S., Omaha, NE - AAAA
3:30 Lincoln H.S., Sioux Falls SD - AAAA
3:45 Eden Prairie H.S., MN - AAAA
4:00 Eastview H.S., Apple Valley, MN - AAAA
4:15 Rosemount H.S., MN - AAAA
4:30 Iowa State University Cyclone Marching Band - Ames, IA - Exhibition

4:45 AAA/AAAA Awards

Session 2/Evening Finals

7:15 National Anthem
7:30 Band 1
7:45 Band 2
8:00 Band 3
8:15 Band 4
8:30 Band 5
8:45 BREAK
9:00 Band 6
9:15 Band 7
9:30 Band 8
9:45 Band 9
10:00 Band 10
10:15 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Blugold Marching Band - Exhibition
10:30 Awards

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 14, 2023
Saturday, October 12, 2024
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.

For More Information


Email: Brent Turner, Youth In Music President