2022 Youth in Music Marching Band Championships

October 8, 2022 – U.S. Bank Stadium

Join us for a spectacular day of music and pageantry with over 30 bands, in beautiful U.S. Bank Stadium!

Session I   morning- Minnesota State Championships and Class Championships.

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

Volunteer
Volunteer and see the show for free! Sign up HERE. This year we are also offering fundraising opportunities for bands. Volunteers who complete one outdoor shift (parking or band warmup) will earn/fundraise $20/hour for the organization of their choice. 

Tickets
Tickets are now available online. Click the Ticket tab above to purchase.

Scholarships
Youth in Music will once again be offering scholarships to graduating seniors. Applications can be completed HERE. Application deadline is 5:00pm on Friday September 16.

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.

 

Youth in Music Show Information

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/Parking

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

https://www.usbankstadium.com/plan-your-visit/directions

  • 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.

Maps

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.

Elevators

  • 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 tickets@youthinmusic.org

Wheelchairs

  • 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:

https://www.usbankstadium.com/plan-your-visit/accessibility/

Security

  • 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.

Schedules

will be updated when available.

15th Annual Youth In Music Band Championships

October 12, 2019 – U.S. Bank Stadium

Session I   7:30am- Minnesota State Championships and Class Championships.

Session II   7:30pm- 
Includes the winner of each class (4 bands), plus the next 6 highest scoring bands from the first session. Click here for detailed schedules.

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

Tickets
Reserved tickets are now on sale. Click the link above for more information.

General admission tickets will be available for purchase at the box office.

Adult General Admission $25
*Student/Senior/Accessible General Admission $15
*Children 5 and under, free
*Student pricing ages 6 to 18, or college student with valid student ID
*Senior pricing 55+ with ID

 

Schedule
Click here for detailed schedules.

Scholarships
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

IMPORTANT
We have been advised by US Bank Stadium that Mills Fleet Farm Ramp has informed them that their ‘Game Day Rate’ of $50 begins on SATURDAY at 8:30pm. Any vehicle that arrives BEFORE 8:30pm and exits before midnight will be subject to the ‘standard daily rate’. If you arrive at this ramp at or after 8:30pm on Saturday, you will be subject to the $50 rate. Please give this careful consideration when choosing where to park.

 

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

UNIT PERFORMANCE
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