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Band Festival brings music to the streets of downtown Alexandria (with video, results)

Seventeen bands march down Broadway for the 38th annual Vikingland Band Festival Sunday

Vikingland Band Festival
The Alexandria Marching Band marches through the streets of Alexandria at the 38th annual Vikingland Band Festival Sunday afternoon.
Lowell Anderson / Alexandria Echo Press
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ALEXANDRIA — Seventeen bands walked down Broadway in Alexandria Sunday, June 26 showcasing their precision marching and musical skills to thousands of spectators.

The Alexandria Area High School Marching Band started the 38th annual Vikingland Band Festival, served as host to more than 1,100 band students from across Minnesota.

Waconia walked away with the Grand Champion award for the sixth time while Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg was selected as the People's Choice for the second time. KMS also retired a Class Champion flag by winning the Class A title three years in a row.

The weather cooperated for this year's event, with breezy, sunny skies and moderate temperatures in the low 70s.

Here's a list of the results and scoring:

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CLASS A

74.80 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (MN)

74.50 Winona Cotter (MN)

COLOR GUARD - Winona Cotter

PERCUSSION - Winona Cotter

WIND SECTION - Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg

CLASS AA

81.80 Milaca (MN)

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74.90 Dassel-Cokato (MN)

73.90 Richfield (MN)

71.60 Fergus Falls (MN)

COLOR GUARD - Richfield

PERCUSSION - Dassel-Cokato

WIND SECTION - Milaca

CLASS AAA

88.10 Waconia (MN)

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79.00 Sauk Rapids-Rice (MN)

71.60 Two Rivers (MN)

70.80 Sartell (MN)

COLOR GUARD - Waconia

PERCUSSION - Waconia

WIND SECTION - Waconia

CLASS AAAA

86.60 728 Cadets (MN)

80.50 Champlin Park (MN)

71.30 St. Michael-Albertville (MN)

COLOR GUARD - 728 Cadets

PERCUSSION - 728 Cadets

WIND SECTION - 728 Cadets

Exhibition bands that played but did compete included Alexandria (host), River City Drum and Bugle Corps (honor unit) and Annandale High School Drumline (guest exhibition).

A gallery of photos from the Vikingland Band Festival

Lowell Anderson has been a photographer and writer at the Echo Press since 1998.
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