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Participating Bands

festival date: June 16, 2018

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Award & Stipend

Awards will be given in three categories to three classes. Contact Kim Cosens at kjcosens@charter.net with any questions. Registration for this event must be completed by May 1.

Overall Grand Champion:

Overall Grand Champion: $500

Awards will be presented in each class, as follows:

  • Stipend to all 12 bands: $800
  • First Place: $750
  • Second Place: $500
  • Third Place: $250
  • Best Drum Major(s) (Given to each class)
  • Best Wind Section (Given to each class)
  • Best Percussion Section (Given to each class)
  • Best Color Guard (Given to each class)
  • Best Marching & Manuevering (Given to each class)
  • People‚Äôs Choice Award (Regardless of Class)
  • Grand Champion Band (Regardless of Class) will awarded to the band with the highest score, and will receive an additional $500

Additional:

  • Bands may plan their arrival time according to the parade order.
  • Buses may remain with your band until you step off, although the line up area will be congested.
  • It is expected that each band perform three times along the route: Playing zones will be clearly marked.
  • Awards will be held at Central Park. Please have Drum Majors/Commanders report to the band shell area (in uniform).
    Central Park is within easy walking distance of the bus parking area.
  • No buses will be allowed on the performance route, but trailers if not pulled by a bus will be allowed to follow your band at a safe distance..
  • Medical assistance will be available along the parade route and at the end of the parade route.
  • Each band member, chaperone and marching band staff member will receive a sandwich, chips and beverage at the end of the parade route. Tickets will be provided to each member.
  • Food will also be available for purchase from vendors near the playing zones.
  • The Owatonna High School Marching Band will be the final unit in the parade and as host will perform in exhibition only.
  • A maximum of 12 bands will be accepted this year.
  • Questions may be directed to Kim Cosens, by emailing him at kjcosens@charter.net

 

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Mailing Address:
Harry Wenger Marching Band Festival
PO Box 188
Owatonna, MN 55060

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