(Alexandria, MN) — June 27th, 2022 — Each year on the last weekend of June, the Vikingland Band Festival in Alexandria plays host to a variety of Marching Bands who compete in multiple classes and categories. Over the years, the Vikingland Band Festival has played host to 94 bands from 7 States, 3 Provinces and Norway. This years event included 16 bands plus the host, Alexandria.
The Vikingland Band Festival parade travels south on Alexandria’s main street (Broadway) from 4th Avenue to 15th Avenue. There are four performance zones which provide the best opportunity for you to hear every band play their music.
- Judging takes place near the intersection of 6th Avenue and Broadway.
- A People’s Choice voting area is near the intersection of 8th Avenue and Broadway.
- A second People’s Choice voting area is near the intersection of 11th Avenue and Broadway.
- A final performance area is near the intersection of 14th Avenue and Broadway. This zone ends where all the drum majors gather to salute their competitors.
Results from this years events are as follows:
CLASS A 74.80 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (MN) 74.50 Winona Cotter (MN) COLOR GUARD - Winona Cotter PERCUSSION - Winona Cotter WIND SECTION - Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg CLASS AA 81.80 Milaca (MN) 74.90 Dassel-Cokato (MN) 73.90 Richfield (MN) 71.60 Fergus Falls (MN) COLOR GUARD - Richfield PERCUSSION - Dassel-Cokato WIND SECTION - Milaca CLASS AAA 88.10 Waconia (MN) 79.00 Sauk Rapids-Rice (MN) 71.60 Two Rivers (MN) 70.80 Sartell (MN) COLOR GUARD - Waconia PERCUSSION - Waconia WIND SECTION - Waconia CLASS AAAA 86.60 728 Cadets (MN) 80.50 Champlin Park (MN) 71.30 St. Michael-Albertville (MN) COLOR GUARD - 728 Cadets PERCUSSION - 728 Cadets WIND SECTION - 728 Cadets EXHIBITION Alexandria (MN) -- Host Band River City Rhythm Drum & Bugle Corps -- Honor Unit Annandale High School Drumline -- Guest Exhibition PEOPLE'S CHOICE - Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg GRAND CHAMPION - Waconia
Photo Credit: Amy Lohse – Explore Alexandria Tourism