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State Marching Band Festival at Dodger Stadium October 6

October 1, 2018

October 1, 2018, Fort Dodge, IA- An Iowa High School Music Association State Marching Band Festival will be held Saturday, October 6th, at Dodger Stadium.  Eighteen bands from throughout central Iowa will participate in the festival.  Area bands competing include: Fort Dodge Senior High, Algona, Bishop Garrigan, Humboldt and Pocahontas Area.

Bands will begin performing at 9:30 a.m., with performances continuing throughout the day.  Fort Dodge Senior High will wrap up the competition with its performance at 3:05 p.m.

Bands will be evaluated and judged on six categories: Marching and Maneuvering General Effect, Marching and Maneuvering Execution, Music Execution, Music General Effect, Percussion and Color Guard.

“Every one of the bands coming will be well prepared so we are looking forward to a fantastic day of music,” said Al Paulson, FDSH band director. “We hope our local supporters will come out to the stadium to cheer our Dodger marching band on as they showcase the time and effort they have put into their performance.”

The festival is open to the public and gates to Dodger Stadium will open at 9 a.m.  Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for adults over 62, and $3 for students in grades kindergarten through 12. There is no admission fee for children younger than kindergarten.

The mission of the Fort Dodge Community School District is to provide quality learning experiences and build relationships that develop productive citizens ready for their futures.  For more information about the Fort Dodge Community Schools visit or call 515.576.1161.  Our Schools. Our Community. Our Pride.


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