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Vikingland Band Festival

June 8, 2019
Grand marshals in this year’s Vikingland Band Festival include (top row, left to right) Michael Bouressa, Louise Cook, Steve Cook, Al Quam, (bottom row, left to right) Debbi Rydberg, Monique Sebring, Melody Thoennes and Kathy Tauber.
Eight grand marshals chosen for band festival
June 8, 2019 - 7:48am
May 16, 2019
The Alexandria alumni marching band, seen here in 2009, will perform during the annual Vikingland Band Festival Sunday, June 30. (Contributed)
Alex alumni marching band to perform during festival
May 16, 2019 - 6:23am
June 27, 2018
The Sartell Marching Sabres march past 6th Avenue during the Vikingland Band Festival in Alexandria Sunday afternoon. Sartell was one of 18 bands competing in the annual festival, which also included a performance by the Alexandria Marching Band. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
A festival not to be missed
June 27, 2018 - 5:48am
June 24, 2018
The Alexandria Marching Band starts off the parade as the host band for the Vikingland Band Festival in Alexandria Sunday afternoon.  (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)
Vikingland Band Festival held Sunday
June 24, 2018 - 3:35pm
June 20, 2018
Marching bands will take over Broadway Street in downtown Alexandria on Sunday. (Echo Press file photo)
Plenty on tap this weekend
June 20, 2018 - 9:50am
May 30, 2018
Bill and Anne Riggs were selected as the grand marshals for this year's Vikingland Band Festival on June 24. (Contributed)
Bill, Anne Riggs to lead Vikingland Band Festival
May 30, 2018 - 9:23am
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