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Want to be part of the biggest band festival in the region? Consider helping the local committee

Lori Sorenson

Next weekend Luverne will again rise to the challenge of hosting one of the most prestigious high school band festivals in the region.
Luverne’s Tri-State Band Festival is always a proud time of year for the community, the school, the student musicians and all the families and volunteers who pull off the mammoth event.
To outside observers enjoying the music, it all seems to come together seamlessly, but it only appears that way because of a lot of hard work ahead of time and behind the scenes.
This year’s event — the 69thannual — on Sept. 28 will be one of the biggest Luverne has hosted in a number of years with 29 bands converging on our town.
The Tri-State Band Festival Committee organizes an army of volunteers for heavy lifting in the areas of concessions, button sales, parade route signage, transportation, hospitality and a whole host of other areas.
This year the committee is coming up a bit short in light of the bigger event, particularly in the afternoon at the field competition at the school.
Due to the massive school construction project, extra help is needed with street and gate control along with help directing people to the field.
Volunteers will receive a band festival button and a booklet along with the committee’s thanks.
To help, call the Chamber office, 507-283-4061, or email
It’s wonderful to be part of the fun and to see what makes the legendary event tick.

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