Relive 33 marching bands' shows at Youth in Music Championships

Andover performs its 2021 show, "Avatar: The New Airbenders," at the Youth in Music Championships on Oct. 9 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.Dack Nehring for MPR

October 07, 2021

The scholastic marching arts returned in a big way Saturday as the Youth in Music Championships hosted 33 of the top high school marching bands from Minnesota and beyond at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

Rosemount performs at the Youth in Music Championships.
Rosemount performs at the Youth in Music Championships.
Dack Nehring for MPR

All bands competed during the day. Then the top band from each of four classes and the next six highest-scoring bands returned to compete in finals that night. Minnesota’s Rosemount High School won the championship once again with its show, “Out of the Shadows,” capping a day and night filled with outstanding performances and musicianship. (Check out the finals scores.)

Relive the excitement and pageantry of the Youth in Music Championships through our huge photo gallery below.

Bands are presented in alphabetical order from their daytime performances. All are Minnesota high schools unless noted otherwise.

All photos by Dack Nehring of BrenRose Photos, exclusively for YourClassical MPR.