Youth in Music Show Information


  • 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 7:00am on Saturday October 12, 2019.

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:

15th Annual Youth In Music Band Championships

October 12, 2019 – U.S. Bank Stadium

Session I – Minnesota State Championships and Class Championships.

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

Volunteer and see the show for free! Sign up here.

Reserved tickets will go on sale Wednesday September 4 at 10am CST. Click the link above for more information.

YIM Honor Band to Perform in Holiday Bowl
Youth in Music will bring Honor Band to Holiday Bowl.

Youth in Music will once again be offering scholarships to graduating seniors. Click here for scholarship applications.

U.S. Bank Stadium – click HERE for guest information

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.


Schmitt Music – Major Sponsor for 2019

Youth In Music is pleased to announce that once again Schmitt Music will be supporting the 2018 Marching Band Championships as a Major Sponsor.  Schmitt music has played a key role in supporting Youth In Music since it was established in 2005.  We are grateful for the ongoing support of the many great representatives and managers of Schmitt Music who have made a strong commitment to Youth In Music events.

On behalf of all of our student participants, scholarship award recipients and fans we would like to extend our sincere thanks to Schmitt Music.

Schmitt Music

2014 Schedule

Star Spangled Banner 11:00
Blaine 11:15
Pipestone 11:30
Minnetonka 11:45
Andover 12:00
Anoka 12:15
Coon Rapids 12:30
Champlin Park 12:45
Hastings 1:00
Chipewa Falls 1:15
UMD (Judges’ Break) 1:30
Farmington 1:45
Eastview 2:00
Marshall 2:15
Eden Prairie 2:30
Rosemount 2:45
UWEC 3:00
Awards Ceremony 3:15

Band Director Sign Up for 2014 YIM Championships

Dear Band Directors,
Our application registration process will use Google docs and there is a hyperlink at the bottom of this email for you to register your band.  Your completed registration for performance order will be based on the date your payment is received.
Youth In Music is blessed to have such loyal bands participating in our events.  Thank you for your continued support.  With the Dome being torn down and replaced by a new Vikings Stadium, we will be outside the next two years.  In preparation, we had been looking at venues for the past 18 months.  The 2014 home for Youth In Music Championships will be Chanhassen High School on Saturday October 11, 2014.
For our previously participating bands, we are offering a lower application fee for the next two years with a loyalty discount being offered for you in 2016 for performing in both 2014 and 2015.  Loyalty discount in 2016 will be $100 off if you attend 1 year and $300 off if you attend both years.  It is our intention to run 2016 in the new Vikings Stadium and we are currently penciled in for October 8, 2016. Another benefit to our previous participants is that you are also receiving this email 1 week before we send out to our entire emailing list to give you a jump start on completing the registration process.
Our schedule in 2014 will include Class A, AA, and AAA Championships in parallel with Minnesota State Championships in Class A, AA, and AAA,  similar to our afternoon sessions, previously in the Metrodome.  After getting feedback from band directors, we will NOT hold the evening Regional Championships until after we are back inside.
As in the past, we will hold your performance spot by the reverse order of when we receive your application sheet AND payment. We are offering payment by check, paypal and PO (to be paid by July 15, 2014), to make this more convenient to bands that may not receive their festival funds until after July 1.   All Champions from 2013 will perform last in their class for 2014.
Ticket information will be coming out asap.  The registration fee of $250 will cover your application fee, judges fees and trophies. We are not including any extra tickets for the event.  You will still be allowed 20 chaperones to assist you with set up on the day of the event.

Application Form is included below as a Google doc hyperlink, so you can register your intent immediately.

Register for 2014 Youth In Music Here:

YIM Sign Up
Thank you,
Brent G. Turner
Youth In Music