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Participating Bands

June 19, 2021 at 11AM

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Award & Stipend

Awards will be given in three categories to three classes. Contact Amy Ackman at 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


  • 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 Amy Ackman by emailing me at


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

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