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Tri-State Band Festival is Saturday

LUVERNE -- The 68th annual Tri-State Band Festival will feature 23 bands, with 17 of them performing in the parade competition that begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday on Luverne's Main Street. Parade Marshals are the 1st Battalion, 125th Field Artiller...

LUVERNE - The 68th annual Tri-State Band Festival will feature 23 bands, with 17 of them performing in the parade competition that begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday on Luverne’s Main Street. Parade Marshals are the 1st Battalion, 125th Field Artillery, A Battery of the Pipestone/Luverne National Guard.

The field competition, which begins at 12:30 p.m. at Cardinal Football Field, 709 N. Kniss Ave., will feature a dozen bands. Admittance to the field competition is with a Tri-State Band Festival button, available for purchase during the parade or at the field gate.

Approximately 2,100 students from bands across the region will participate. Bands include Adrian, Murray County Central, Pipestone Area, Stewartville, Tracy and Worthington; along with Boyden-Hull, George-Little Rock, Sibley-Ocheyedan, South O’Brien and West Lyon, all of Iowa; and Brandon Valley, Brookings, Garretson, Huron, Lennox, Madison, Sioux Falls O’Gorman, Sioux Falls Christian, Tea and West Central, all of South Dakota.

Luverne Middle School and Luverne High School bands are hosts.

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