Two dozen marching bands from South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota will compete in four different classes – 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A – beginning at 9 a.m. Awards in classes 1A and 2A will be announced at 12:30 p.m. followed by performances from 3A and 4A classes. Awards in classes 3A and 4A will be announced at 4:45 p.m.

In addition to the 24 high school bands competing on Saturday, the USD Marching Coyotes will have two scheduled performances at 12:30 and 4:30 p.m.

Cost for admission is $8. The event is also available via webcast at For more information about the Quad State Marching Competition, please contact Dr. Rolf Olson, associate professor of music at USD and director of the Marching Coyotes, at (605) 677-5726 or at A complete schedule of bands participating is available at

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