2018 Session I Placements

Class A

1st Anoka HS
2nd Harrisburg HS
3rd Andover HS
4th Coon Rapids HS
Lakeville South
6th Park Center Sr
7th Blaine HS
8th Pipestone
9th Mukwonago HS

Class AA

1st Lourdes
2nd Minnetonka HS
3rd Hastings HS
4th Champlin Park HS
5th Farmington HS
6th Mitchell HS
7th Chippewa Falls HS

Class AAA

1st Sioux Falls Roosevelt
2nd Brookings HS
3rd Grand Rapids

Class AAAA

1st Rosemount
2nd Sioux Falls Lincoln
3rd Eden Prairie
4th Millard North
5th Irondale HS
6th Marshall HS
7th Eastview

 

 

Scores for Session I will be available after the final announcements for Session II

YIM Honor Band To Perform in 2019 Holiday Bowl

 

The Youth In Music Honor Band will bring 300 High School Marching Band Students to perform in the  2019 Holiday Bowl.  Formally announced at the Youth In Music Marching Band Championships on Saturday October 13 at U.S. Bank Stadium during award ceremonies at 1:30pm and 4:45pm.  “We are excited to be invited to the 2019 Holiday Bowl Parade and Field Marching Competition held in San Diego, CA late in December,” reports Brent Turner, President of Youth In Music.  “We plan on auditioning 500 students for 300 positions in this Honor Band,” exclaims Turner.  The itinerary includes performances at the Holiday Bowl Half-Time show, the nationally televised Big Bay Balloon Parade, the Battle of the Band Field Competition as well as a little down time at Sea World and the fun and sun of San Diego.

“This is going to be a positively life changing experience for our students,” describes Dr. Ward Miller, Musical Arranger and Director of the Honor Band.  “This will be a bonding experience for students across Minnesota and Wisconsin while bringing together the cream of the crop from the upper Midwest Band Programs.”

Youth In Music is known for its educational and competitive marching events.  They have hosted the Youth In Music Championships the past 14 years in The HHH Metrodome,  U.S. Bank Stadium and a two year hiatus was spent at Farmington HS during the building of U.S. Bank Stadium.  “We are committed to having students experience the most professional venue that are available for high school students to perform.  The Metrodome and U.S. Bank Stadium along with the Minnesota Sports Facility Authority have worked diligently to keep our stadium accessible for the arts through our Marching Band Events and for that we are truly grateful.  We are using these events to springboard into performances usually reserved for large bands.”  In the Honor Band configuration, YIM can invite students from smaller bands that do not usually get this type of experience.

Youth In Music hosts its 14th Annual Championships this Saturday October 13 at U.S. Bank Stadium. Tickets are available online at www.youthinmusic.org and at the Polaris Ticket Booth starting at 8am on Saturday.

More information can be found at the Holiday Bowl Band Experience Website:
https://worldstrides.com/itineraries/holiday-bowl-marching-band-program/

Students can register for an audition at this website: https://goo.gl/forms/CiVGZfZA22iKYye33

2017 Session II Schedule

Session II Schedule

Band Performance Time
Hastings 7:00
Sioux Falls Roosevelt 7:15
Brookings 7:30
Lourdes 7:45
Irondale 8:00
Minnesota Brass – Exhibition 8:15
Eastview 8:30
Marshall 8:45
Sioux Falls Lincoln 9:00
Eden Prairie 9:15
Rosemount 9:30
UW Eau Claire – Exhibition 9:45
Awards 10:00

 

2018 Session I Schedule

Session I Schedule

Band  Class Performance Time
Hudson Exhibition 9:00
Mukwonago A 9:15
Lakeville South A 9:30
Harrisburg A 9:45
Park Center A 10:00
Blaine A 10:15
Andover A 10:30
Pipestone A 10:45
Coon Rapids A 11:00
Anoka A 11:15
Break 11:30
Chippewa Falls AA 11:45
Mitchell AA 12:00
Farmington AA 12:15
Minnetonka AA 12:30
Hastings AA 12:45
Champline Park AA 1:00
Lourdes AA 1:15
A, AA Awards 1:30
Brookings AAA 2:00
Grand Rapids AAA 2:15
Roosevelt AAA 2:30
Millard North AAAA 2:45
SF Lincoln AAAA 3:00
Irondale AAAA 3:15
Marshall AAAA 3:30
Eastview AAAA 3:45
Eden Prairie AAAA 4:00
Rosemount AAAA 4:15
NDSU College 4:30
AAA, AAAA Awards 4:45

 

Evening Guest Performances
UWEC Blugold Marching Band – 9:45pm
(requires a Session II ticket)

2017 Youth In Music teams up with Chops Inc Drum Corps and More!

For 2017, Youth In Music Marching Band Championships are presented by Chops Inc. at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 14 from 9am-10pm. Chops Inc. is an all-age music & performance organization based in Minneapolis, MN. Chops offers performance opportunities in Chops Drum and Bugle Corps, Chops Percussion Indoor, and Chops Winter Guard. Their partnership with Youth In Music reflects their belief that the best approach to music education is through the incomparable experience of a well-supported school-based music curriculum. There is no greater platform for music education, specifically through the marching arts, in Minnesota and the upper Midwest than Youth In Music, and Chops proudly supports the efforts of the band directors, teachers, students, parents, and fans who make it possible for all.

Youth In Music Championships presented by Chops, Inc. spotlights 26 high school bands in competition for Class Championships, The Minnesota State Championships and The Youth In Music Upper Midwest Championship. Five other bands will perform in exhibition: University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Screaming Eagle Marching Band, North Dakota State University Goldstar Marching Band, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Blugold Marching Band and The Marine Band from New Orleans.

There are two sessions of competition during the day on October 14. Session 1 starts at 9am and features all 26 high school bands in competition for Class A, AA, AAA, AAAA Championships while only the Minnesota Bands are competing for their respective state championships in those same 4 classes. Also featured in this session is the Screaming Eagle Marching Band from UWL and The Goldstar Marching Band from NDSU. Session 2 at 7pm features the 4 class champions plus the 6 next highest scoring bands and they are competing for the Youth In Music Upper Midwest Championship Trophies. Tickets are available at www.youthinmusic.org and livestreaming of the event is available on the day of the event at https://www.youthinmusic.org/2017-video-streaming/

This year we recognize two distinguished band directors for their lifetime achievements in music education. Roger Bjorklund and John Greene will receive our Lifetime Achievement Award: The Butch Dufault YIMMY. Roger Bjorklund is known for his outstanding bands and recordings with the St. Anthony Village High School Bands. John Greene from District 196 is recognized for his outstanding jazz bands, marching bands and leadership in the marching arts of Minnesota. Join us at 4:30pm to honor these two outstanding educators.

Youth In Music provides opportunities for students to perform and engage in experiences that will enrich their lives through artistic expression. We believe that arts education is a critical part of a complete education and that communities thrive when supporters, volunteers, families and friends collaborate with students as our number one priority.

Student Scholarships:
Youth In Music is proud to provide five $500 scholarships to students who participate in our Marching Band Championships each year. We have been able to increase the number of scholarships because of the support we have received from our sponsors and volunteers.

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors: Chops, Inc., Schmitt Music, Grand Tours, YAMAHA Instruments, Stanbury Uniforms, and the US Marine Corps.

Bands will start warming up in the Commons at 6:30am on October 14, 2017 and representatives will be available for interviews throughout the day.