The Roosevelt High School Marching Band will have the distinct honor of being the first band from the state of South Dakota to compete in the US Bands National Championships at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on November 9th, 2019. The band will depart for New York on November 5th and will tour the area until they return home on November 11th. The trip will include visits to Rockefeller Center, Lincoln Center, Juillard School of Music, Central Park, Grande Central Station, Empire States Building, Medieval Times, the Financial District, Ground 0, China Town, Times Square, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. The members will also have the option of seeing either Wicked or The Phantom of the Opera.
USBands operates under the banner of the Youth Education in the Arts (YEA!). Since its first event in 1988 as The Cadets Marching Band Collective, and later the US Scholastic Band Association, they have supported the development of scholastic performing ensembles through exceptional service, adjudication and venues. Beginning with one event in New Jersey, USBands has expanded to include thousands of bands in 150+ events nationwide. For more information on USBands click here -----> www.yea.org