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UPDATE: 18 Bands Will Compete in Rosemount High Marching Festival

The host Rosemount High band will give an exhibition performance. Gates open at 4 p.m., and the show begins at 5 o'clock.

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Editor's Note: The information provided earlier was for the 2011 band festival. This story is updated to reflect the 2012 festival. Sorry for the error.

Sixteen high school bands in three classes are scheduled to compete this afternoon in the 23nd annual Rosemount High School Marching Festival.

In addition to the bands being judged for awards, the Rosemount High band and the Farmington High band will give an exhibition performance.

Here is a schedule of events:

CLASS A
5:00 PM – Farmington (exhibition performance) 
5:15 PM – ROCORI 
5:30 PM – Minnetonka
5:45 PM – Pipestone
6:00 PM – Hastings
6:15 PM – Winona Cotter
6:30 PM - INTERMISSION

CLASS AA
6:45 PM – Chippewa Falls
7:00 PM – Waseca
7:15 PM – River Falls 
7:30 PM – Rochester Lourdes
7:45 PM – CLASS A & AA AWARDS

CLASS AAA
8:15 PM – Cumberland
8:30 PM – Sioux Falls Roosevelt
8:45 PM – Sioux Falls Lincoln 
9:00 PM – Marshall
9:15 PM – Eden Prairie
9:30 PM - Eastview
9:45 PM – Irondale 
10:00 PM – Rosemount (exhibition performance) 
10:15 PM – CLASS AAA AWARDS

Gates and the concession stand open at 4 p.m.

Also kicking off at 4 p.m. is a silent auction that will feature nearly items with a total retail value of more than $49,000. All Silent Auction items are located on the sidewalk near the Rosemount High School Irish Stadium entrance. Bidding ends immediately after the second intermission at 8:15 p.m, and winning bids will be posted at the conclusion of the show, at about 10 p.m.

More information about the silent auction is available by clicking here.

Admission is $9 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Children 5 and under are admitted free.

Are you a coach, parent, player or just a fan of an extracurricular activity in Apple Valley or Rosemount? to .

Deanna Robinson September 15, 2012 at 02:36 PM
This is 2011 info. Today, 9/15/12, Doors open at 4pm. First band perfomes at 5pm! Click here for the correct info: http://www.rosemountband.com/index.php/en/special-events/23rd-annual-rosemount-hs-marching-band-festival-and-silent-auction-fundraiser
Michael Garlitz September 15, 2012 at 03:00 PM
I've fixed the story to reflect this year's schedule. And, I've provided additional information about the silent auction, which has a lot of cool stuff. Sorry about the error.

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