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Vikingland Band Festival

June 28, 2017
The River City Rhythm snare drummers perform during the Minnesota Drum Corps Premiere on Saturday. (Judd Martinson | Echo Press)
A big, busy weekend
June 28, 2017 - 8:24am
June 23, 2017
Marching bands will take over Broadway Street in downtown Alexandria on Sunday. (Echo Press file photo)
Be prepared: Marching bands are coming
June 23, 2017 - 8:09am
June 21, 2017
Alexandria marching band members strut their stuff during the 2015 Vikingland Band Festival.
Alexandria could triple in size this weekend with several big events
June 21, 2017 - 8:04am
June 1, 2017
Keith Redfield
Redfield named band festival grand marshal
June 1, 2017 - 2:39pm
April 14, 2017
River City Rhythm Drum and Bugle Corps will make its first appearance in Alexandria, performing in both the Minnesota Drum Corps Premiere field exhibition and the Vikingland Band Festival parade on June 24-25. (Contributed)
Vikingland Band Festival presents 2017 Minnesota Drum Corps Premiere
April 14, 2017 - 8:16am
March 9, 2017
Submit nominations for Vikingland Band Festival grand marshals
March 9, 2017 - 7:36am
June 29, 2016
Members of the Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg Marching Saints pose with Lowell Gess of Alexandria after playing a spontaneous show for him.  (Contributed photo)
Vikingland Band Festival takes over Broadway
June 29, 2016 - 12:00am
June 24, 2016
The Calgary Stampede Showband, a five-time world champion from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, will perform at the Vikingland Band Festival on Sunday, June 26. Twenty-four bands are slated to take part in the festival parade.
Vikingland Band Festival marches into Alexandria this weekend
June 24, 2016 - 12:00am
May 27, 2016
Brent and Sally Smith were chosen as the 2016 Vikingland Band Festival grand marshals because of their lifelong involvement with music and their support of the community and school district music program. The festival will be held on Sunday, June 26.  (Contributed photo)
Smiths named grand marshals of 2016 Vikingland Band Festival
May 27, 2016 - 12:00am
April 6, 2016
Minnesota Brass is one of the marching groups slated to perform during the Vikingland Band Festival, June 25-26. This year’s festival will add drum and bugle corps.  (Contributed photo)
Vikingland Band Festival adds Minnesota Drum Corps Premiere
April 6, 2016 - 12:00am
January 22, 2016
A trumpeter in the Calgary Stam-pede Showband plays during one of the band’s performances. Along with two other bands from Calgary, Alberta, the Showband will perform at the 2016 Vikingland Band Festival. (Contributed photo)
Vikingland Band Festival to feature three bands from Calgary
January 22, 2016 - 12:00am
July 1, 2015
Students in the Bertha-Hewitt band finish off a set at one of the performance stops along Broadway. (Annie Harman | Echo Press)
Music fills the streets
July 1, 2015 - 12:00am
June 28, 2015
Band festival brings large crowd downtown
June 28, 2015 - 4:25pm
June 26, 2015
Lots to do this weekend in the lakes area
June 26, 2015 - 1:09pm
June 24, 2015
The Store Bergan Skolekorps is commemorating its 50th anniversary with a USA tour. The Store Bergan Band includes a main band and junior band, with members ranging in age from 8 to19 from two public schools in Sandefjord, Norway. The band will perform at the Vikingland Band Festival on Sunday, June 28 and at the Awake the Lakes Ribfest on Saturday, June 27. (Contributed)
Vikingland Band Festival to hit Broadway
June 24, 2015 - 12:00am