The HHH Metrodome was full of wonderful music and visual entertainment as 25 bands from six states competed for the top spot on Oct. 13.
The weather outside was drizzly, rainy and a little cool, but it was sunny, 70 degrees and no wind inside the dome where the competition heated up. It was good to be in the dome on this rainy and cold Minnesota Fall day.
The competition was close. Bob Carlson, who was honored for 44 years of service, dedication, and teaching instrumental music, commented that, “in my 44 years of competing this was the best line up of bands I have seen.” The marching bands were top notch and at the top of their game.
Hastings defended their Class A championship from last season and were welcomed back to town with a police escort as they brought home their first Minnesota State Championship.
In Class AA, Waseca took home their first Minnesota State Championship.
In Class AAA, Rosemount won their 7th Consecutive State Championship, although Eden Prairie was not far behind at .4 of a point!
“This was the best competition we have seen in our 8 years of running the competition,” reports Brent Turner – President of Youth In Music, who organizes the event. “All of the groups were outstanding and many of these groups are preparing for National Level Competitions this week; we wish them well.”
For further details, pictures or video contact Brent Turner 612-743-8760.