Vikingland Band Festival big winners: 728 Cadets and Mankato 77 Lancers
One after another, 21 marching bands from across Minnesota - and one all the way from Oslo, Norway - wowed a big crowd with their precision, percussion and performances in downtown Alexandria Sunday.
The 29th annual Vikingland Band Festival played out under a perfect sunny sky and temperatures in the upper 70s.
In the end, the band, 728 Cadets from Elk River, Rogers and Zimmerman shined the brightest, earning its first Grand Champion title with the program, "A Simple Gift."
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