Youth in Music Show Info 2023

October 14, 2023 – U.S. Bank Stadium

Join us for a spectacular day of music and pageantry with over 35 bands, in beautiful U.S. Bank Stadium!

Session I   Minnesota State Championships and Class Championships.

  • Box Office Open: 6:30am
  • Gates Open: 6:45am
  • Show Starts: 7:00am

Session II   Includes the winner of each class (4 bands), plus the next 6 highest scoring bands from the first session.

  • Gates Open: 6:30pm
  • Show Starts: 7:15pm


New CONCESSION Cashless Experience

  • For safety and efficiency purposes, cash payments are no longer accepted at CONCESSIONS inside U.S. Bank Stadium. Fans must bring credit and debit cards or use contactless options like Apple Pay for all CONCESSION purchases. Cash will still be accepted for tickets, programs and some non-food vendors.


  • Directions and parking information can be found on the U.S. Bank Stadium website:

  • Please note that some of the surrounding flat lots will be reserved for our competing units’ busses and trucks only.
  • Parking meters with hoods are reserved for busses as well. Cars parked at hooded meters will be towed at owners expense.
  • Accessible parking is available in the adjacent ramps.
  • A specifically dedicated accessible Pick-Up/Drop-Off zone is available during events at U.S. Bank Stadium. For Minnesota Vikings games and other major events, the designated accessible Pick-Up/ Drop-Off zone is located on 10th Avenue South, between 6th Street South and 7th Street South.


Ticket Office

  • The U.S. Bank Stadium Ticket Office is located on the Northwest corner of the stadium between the Legacy and Polaris Gates.
  • The Ticket Office will open at 6:30am on Saturday October 9, 2021.

COVID Protocol

Stadium Entrance

  • Enter through the Legacy Gate on the Medtronic Plaza: west side of the stadium; Main Concourse Access
  • For the safety of everyone at U.S. Bank Stadium, all persons entering the stadium will have their bag searched and/or walk through a metal detector or be screened with hand-held metal detectors to search for prohibited items.

Gate Opening and Start Times

  • Gates for Session I will open at 7:00am, show will begin at 7:30am.
  • Gates for Session II will re-open at 6:30pm, show will begin at 7:30pm
  • All guests will need to exit the stadium between sessions. Only competing band members and staff with wristbands or lanyards will be allowed to remain in the stadium between sessions.

Camera Policy

  • Small, non-professional, single frame “point and shoot” cameras are allowed into the venue. However, use of “professional cameras” is prohibited at YIM events unless the user has formal media credentials (photo ID from media employer) and prior written approval from Youth In Music. Tripods, monopods, “selfie sticks” and cameras with a lens longer than 6” (detachable or non-detachable) will NOT be permitted into the stadium.


  • Priority for use of the elevators is given to our guests with disabilities. Public elevators are located throughout U.S. Bank Stadium and may be accessed on the Main Concourse behind the following Sections:
    • Section 103 (access to NW Red Zone and Hyundai Club, Buffalo Wild Wings Club, Mystic Lake Club Purple and Northside Loft Suites).

Wheelchair Accessible Seating

  • U.S. Bank Stadium has wheelchair/limited mobility and companion seating with enhanced sightlines on all levels. Guests are advised that stadium management reserves the right to take the appropriate legal action against individuals who fraudulently obtain wheelchair and companion seats. Any guest presenting a ticket for one of these sections should be seated in the appropriate location without being asked any additional questions.
  • For questions regarding wheelchair/limited mobility and companion seating, please email


  • Complimentary wheelchair escorts are available at any entry point. Upon arrival, guests may request an escort by locating the nearest Guest Experience Representative. The service is available to and from the entry gates and seating areas. Please be aware that our staff and wheelchair will not remain with you during the event. Guests that require additional assistance, or who would like to reserve a wheelchair in advance are encouraged to contact our mobility assistance team by email at mobilityservices@usbankstadium.comor by calling 612-777-8761.

ADA Services at U.S. Bank Stadium

  • For a complete list of accessible services, please visit the U.S. Bank Stadium website:


  • For the safety of everyone at U.S. Bank Stadium, all persons entering the stadium will have their bag searched and walk through a metal detector or be screened with a hand-held metal detector to search for prohibited items. Spectators will be allowed to bring in a purse or small bag, but no backpacks or larger bags will be allowed.


KHS America – 2023 Presenting Sponsor of Youth in Music

Youth In Music is pleased to announce that KHS America and their Academic Alliance will be supporting the 2023 Marching Band Championships as a Presenting Sponsor. KHS America is the parent company with a vast number of Band, Orchestra and Mariachi Brands. Their band instruments include Jupiter, Mapex, Majestic and XO Brands. We are grateful for the relationship we are building with KHS America and their Academic Alliance.

On behalf of all of our student participants, scholarship award recipients and fans we would like to extend our sincere thanks to KHS America for supporting youth in music.


John Test Schedule

Here is the schedule for Session I of the 2023 YIM Marching Band Championships

Session I

Name Location Class Time
National Anthem 7:00 AM
Osseo HS Osseo, MN A 7:15 AM
Hutchinson HS Hutchinson, MN A 7:30 AM
Maple Grove HS Maple Grove, MN A 7:45 AM
Eisenhower HS Blue Island, IL A 8:00 AM
Mankato Area 77 Lancers Mankato, MN A 8:15 AM
Andover HS Andover, MN A 8:30 AM
Harrisburg HS Harrisburg SD A 8:45 AM
Lourdes HS Rochester, MN A 9:00 AM
Blaine HS Blaine, MN A 9:15 AM
Minnetonka HS Minnetonka, MN A 9:30 AM
Anoka HS Anoka, MN A 9:45 AM
Coon Rapids HS Coon Rapids, MN A 10:00 AM
Hastings HS Hastings, MN A 10:15 AM
St Croix Central HS Hammond, WI EXH 10:30 AM
Mitchell HS Mitchell SD AA 10:45 AM
Sioux Falls O'Gorman HS Sioux Falls, SD AA 11:00 AM
Onalaska HS Onalaska, WI AA 11:15 AM
Brookings HS Brookings, SD AA 11:30 AM
Waseca HS Waseca, MN AA 11:45 AM
Champlin Park HS Champlin Park, MN AA 12:00 PM
Lakeville South HS Lakeville, MN AA 12:15 PM
Worthington HS Worthington, MN EXH 12:30 PM
Class A, AA Awards 12:45 PM
Papillion-La Vista South HS Papillion, NE AAA 1:30 PM
Grand Rapids HS Grand Rapids, MN AAA 1:45 PM
Farmington HS Farmington, MN AAA 2:00 PM
Irondale HS New Brighton, MN AAA 2:15 PM
Marshall HS Marshall, MN AAA 2:30 PM
Millard West HS Omaha, NE AAA 2:45 PM
Brandon Valley HS Brandon, SD AAAA 3:00 PM
Millard North HS Omaha, NE AAAA 3:15 PM
Sioux Falls Lincoln HS Sioux Falls SD AAAA 3:30 PM
Eden Prairie HS Eden Prairie, MN AAAA 3:45 PM
Eastview HS Apple Valley, MN AAAA 4:00 PM
Rosemount HS Rosemount , MN AAAA 4:15 PM
Iowa State University MB Ames, IA EXH 4:30 PM
Class AAA, AAAA Awards 4:45 PM
Last Schedule Update: 2023-10-12 02:03:22


2022 Youth In Music Championships Schedule – Session II

Here are the performance times for the evening Session II event.

Band Name Performance Time
National Anthem 7:15p
Lakeville South HS 7:30p
Grand Rapids HS 7:45p
Hastings HS 8:00p
Eden Prairie HS 8:15p
Irondale HS 8:30p
BREAK 8:45p
Brandon Valley HS 9:00p
Eastview HS 9:15p
Rosemount HS 9:30p
Millard HS 9:45p
Sioux Falls HS 10:00p
UW Eau Claire 10:15p
Awards 10:30p

2021 Scores

Scores for the 2021 Youth in Music Championships (Session I) and Grand Championships (Session II) have been posted to our Scores page.  Click the Scores menu item for all of the details.

In addition to the bands receiving scores, as listed on the Scores page, the following bands performed in Exhibition:

  • St. Croix Central HS
  • Hudson HS
  • University of Minnesota Marching Band
  • University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Blugold Marching Band

Our congratulations and thanks to all that performed.