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

 

2017 Session 1 Schedule

Session I Schedule

Band Class Performance Time
Rosemount Alumi National Anthem 8:45
Luverne A 9:00
Harrisburg A 9:15
Park Center A 9:30
Blaine A 9:45
Farmington A 10:00
Andover A 10:15
Hastings A 10:30
Pipestone A 10:45
Coon Rapids A 11:00
Anoka A 11:15
UW Lacrosse College 11:30
Mitchell AA 11:45
Waseca AA 12:00
Lourdes AA 12:15
Champlin Park AA 12:30
Minnetonka AA 12:45
Break 1:00
Brookings AAA 1:15
Chippewa Falls AAA 1:30
Grand Rapids AAA 1:45
Roosevelt AAA 2:00
Awards Class A, AA, AAA 2:15
Lincoln AAAA 2:45
Irondale AAAA 3:00
Eastview AAAA 3:15
Eau Claire North AAAA 3:30
Marshall AAAA 3:45
Eden Prairie AAAA 4:00
Rosemount AAAA 4:15
NDSU College 4:30
Awards Class AAAA 4:45

 

Evening Guest Performances
New Orleans Marine Band – 6:45pm
UWEC Blugold Marching Band – 9:45pm
(requires a Session II ticket)

13th Annual Youth In Music Band Championships

October 14, 2017 – U.S. Bank Stadium

Session I – 8:45am-5:00pm
Minnesota State Championships and Class Championships.
Session II – 6:45pm-10:00pm
Includes the winner of each class (4 bands), plus the next 6 highest scoring bands from the first session.
See schedule below

 

 

Featured Guests
Special Artists from the Marine Band New Orleans will be performing at Youth in Music on October 14, 6:45 pm! Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity!

Tickets
Reserved tickets are on sale now! Click the Ticket button on the right.

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

Scholarships
Youth in Music will once again be offering scholarships to graduating seniors. Five $500 scholarships will be awarded. Scholarship applications are available via this link. The application deadline is Sept 29.

Register Your Band
To register your band for this exciting event, contact Brent Turner at brent@youthinmusic.org.

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.

Session I Schedule

Band Class Performance Time
Rosemount Alumi National Anthem 8:45
Luverne A 9:00
Harrisburg A 9:15
Park Center A 9:30
Blaine A 9:45
Farmington A 10:00
Andover A 10:15
Hastings A 10:30
Pipestone A 10:45
Coon Rapids A 11:00
Anoka A 11:15
UW Lacrosse College 11:30
Mitchell AA 11:45
Waseca AA 12:00
Lourdes AA 12:15
Champlin Park AA 12:30
Minnetonka AA 12:45
Break 1:00
Brookings AAA 1:15
Chippewa Falls AAA 1:30
Grand Rapids AAA 1:45
Roosevelt AAA 2:00
Awards Class A, AA, AAA 2:15
Lincoln AAAA 2:45
Irondale AAAA 3:00
Eastview AAAA 3:15
Eau Claire North AAAA 3:30
Marshall AAAA 3:45
Eden Prairie AAAA 4:00
Rosemount AAAA 4:15
NDSU College 4:30
Awards Class AAAA 4:45

Evening Guest Performances
New Orleans Marine Band – 6:45pm
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.

2016 YIM Results

2016 YIMMY Recipients
YIMMY for Best Performer – Clarinet Soloist Autumn Broughten, Waseca HS
YIMMY for Best Drum Major – Sioux Falls Roosevelt HS
Spirit of YIMMY – Eau Claire North HS
YIMMY Butch Dufault Memorial – Steve Olsen
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