Celebrating High School Band, Cheer, and Dance Day at Huntington Bank Stadium

Celebrating High School Band, Cheer, and Dance Day at Huntington Bank Stadium

Hey there, besties! It’s halftime at Huntington Bank Stadium, and you know what that means – it’s time for some music! Today, we’re continuing a tradition that started back in 1951. We’re welcoming over 850 talented high school students to showcase their skills and celebrate High School Band, Cheer, and Dance Day.

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A Tradition of Talent

This event is all about shining the spotlight on these incredible high school students. We’re here to celebrate their dedication and passion for the arts. So, grab your popcorn and get ready for a show that’s sure to blow you away!

Minnesota Marvels Take the Stage

To honor our amazing state of Minnesota, our halftime show features some fantastic local talent. We kick things off with a special fanfare composed for the University of Minnesota Marching Band’s 125th anniversary – the Minnesota Fanfare.

Join us in welcoming students from Armstrong, Blaine, Burnsville, Centennial, Chisago Lakes, Coon Rapids, East Ridge, Edina, Glenwood City, Jefferson, Lakeville North, Lakeville South, Maple Grove, Mayo, New Richland-Heartland-Ellendale-Geneva, Prior Lake, Rushford Peterson, and Southwest Minnesota Christian High Schools. These students are here to showcase their skills and make us proud!

A Symphony of Sounds

Our next piece features the talented School of Music Professor Dean Sorenson on trombone. Professor Sorenson, a true Minnesota marvel, also happens to be the composer of our opening tune. Get ready to be blown away by “Hurricane Season.”

Minnesota’s Very Own Superstars

Minnesota has produced some incredible artists, and today we’re featuring two of them. First up is none other than Lizzo, with her double platinum hit from 2019 – “Juice.” Let’s groove to this infectious track and celebrate a homegrown superstar!

Next, we pay homage to Bob Dylan, an iconic singer-songwriter who hails from Hibbing and was once a student at the University of Minnesota. Get ready for “All Along the Watchtower” – a classic tune that still resonates with us all.

Let’s Get Crazy!

No tribute to Minnesota music would be complete without a nod to the legendary Prince. We’re ending our performance with “Let’s Go Crazy,” a song that never fails to get everyone on their feet. Let’s dance our hearts out and honor the legacy of this incredible Minnesota marvel!

A Salute to Minnesota High Schools

As we wrap up this unforgettable High School Band, Cheer, and Dance Day performance, we want to give a final shout-out to all the amazing high schools in our state. You guys rock, and we’re honored to share the field with you!

Huge thanks to the students, directors, coaches, volunteer staff, and fans who made today possible. We couldn’t have done it without you! And we’d also like to express our gratitude to Gopher Athletics, Director of Athletics Mark Coyle, and Director of Marketing Mills Armbruster for their unwavering support.

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