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Alexandria Marching Band to perform in Benson

The Alexandria Marching Band will march during the 26th annual Pioneerland Band Festival to be held Friday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Benson. The public is invited to attend.

The parade will also feature eight other bands from Bemidji, Fergus Falls, New York Mills, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, Patriots of St. Anthony, Bertha-Hewitt, Hutchinson and Maple Grove.

Judging will be provided by Tri-State Judges of Decorah, Iowa.

Immediately following the parade, an award ceremony will be held at the Benson High School athletic field.

Cash prizes totaling more than $2,550 will be awarded to first, second and third place of each class division. An overall grand prize will be given to the best band performance of the evening.