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DakotaDome To Host Annual Quad State Marching Band Competition

The Sound

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota will host the annual USBands Quad State Field Marching Competition Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Dakota Dome from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

USBands works to provide the best possible competitive marching band activities for all high school students. Twenty-two high schools from South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota will be represented in the competition. Awards begin at 4:45 p.m.

An exhibition from USD’s marching band will be held at 4:30 p.m.

For more information about the Quad State Field Marching Competition, please contact Peter Lillpopp, visiting assistant professor and interim director of bands, at

A complete schedule of bands participating is available here.



Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.