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2023-2024 Performances

There are many opportunities for family, friends, the Lincoln community, supporters and the general public to see our students perform in our marching, concert, jazz and color guard programs. This schedule is subject to change, including additions as more information is available. We also offer a downloadable schedule.

Marching Band and Color Guard Season

Aug 12 | Breakfast with the Band

Howard Wood Field | 8-10 am


What to expect: Get a taste of spat camp plus donuts, coffee and community. It's a fun start to spectating this season! Come meet friends new and old.

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Aug 19 | Roosevelt Clinic Exhibition

Howard Wood Field | 10 am

What to expect: Original plans have changed due to heat advisory. Our band will do clinic and also perform in the morning.

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Aug 22 | Preview Night

Howard Wood Field | 8 pm

What to expect: See how the field show has progressed as spat camp wraps and the school year gets underway. Note: Some activities have changed due to extreme heat.

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Football Game Performances

Aug 25 | LHS Football Game

Howard Wood Field | 8 pm game time

Sept 9 | Presidents Bowl 

Howard Wood Field | 3:30 pm game time

This year, we're the away team, so the band is doing pep band only on the visitor's side. We are not playing the national anthem or the field show.

Sept 15 | LHS Football Game, Senior Night & Homecoming

Howard Wood Field | 5 pm game time

We're also drawing the winner of the LHS Band Car Raffle fundraiser at this game!

Sept 22 | LHS Football Game

Howard Wood Field | 8 pm game time

Marching Competitions

Marching Competitions

These shows are when the season gets really fun and interesting! Preliminary performance times and student travel times are announced closer to the events. If our band makes finals, we perform again. Lincoln fans are encouraged to travel to support our performers and show your "sea of red" in the stands.


Read more on marching competitions including ticketing tips, what to expect and more.

Sept 23 | Pursuit of Excellence

Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, MN |

Schwan Regional Event Center (Main Stadium)

Marshall High School hosts this ticketed evening event featuring 15+ high schools from 3 states. 

Performance Time: 9:54 pm

Awards: 11 pm

Tickets: Cost TBA, general admission only, usually at gate only. Be prepared to bring cash.

Sept 30 | Bands of America Iowa 

Performance Times: Prelims at 4:15 pm, Finals begin at 7 pm. Finals performance time TBA at event. 

Awards: 11 pm

Learn More >

Competition lineup, bag rules, judging criteria and more.

In-Person Tickets >

General admission only. Must purchase tickets separately for prelims and finals. Contactless/cashless both online and at event.

Live Streaming Packages >

Oct 7 | Festival of Bands

Howard Wood Field, Sioux Falls, SD

Lincoln co-hosts this event, so we perform in exhibition in the parade and on the field.

Parade Step-Off: 10:45 am

Field Exhibition: 5:30 pm

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Tickets: Details TBA. Tickets aren't required for the parade near Covell Lake. Tickets only needed for the field marching events at Howard Wood Field.

Waukee Northwest Athletic Complex, Waukee, IA

Oct 14 | Youth in Music Championships

US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN 

It's impressive to see our band perform in this stadium and be on the big screen at this ticketed event!

Performance Times: Prelims at 3:30 pm. Finals Order and Awards at 4:45 pm. Finals begin at 6:45 pm. Finals performance TBA at event.

Finals Awards: 10 pm

Learn More >

Tickets >

Must purchase tickets separately for session I (prelims) and session II (finals). Reserved and general admission options available.

Oct 17 | Send-Off Performance for BOA

Howard Wood Field, Sioux Falls, SD

Join us for this free, final local performance as students finish their last rehearsal before hitting the road for Indy! 

No tickets or reservations. Just come to the Lincoln football field ready to cheer on our students!

Stay tuned for more details on this event, as our directors are working on some additions to the evening.

Oct 21 | Bands of America Super Regional

Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN

This is our season's big competition with different schools, including some of the best in the country!

Learn More & Get Tickets>


2 sessions: Prelims and finals, general admission only, no reserved. Our band performs in Sat. prelims.

Indoor Show & Chicken Dinner

Nov 2 | Matinee

LHS Gym | 1:30 pm

​Nov 2 & Nov 4

LHS Cafeteria & Gym

  • 5:30 pm: Chicken Dinner & Silent Auction

  • 7 pm: Show

Concert and Jazz Performances

Jazz and Concert

Nov 9 | Freshman & Varsity Bands Concert

LHS Auditorium, 7 pm

Nov 10-11 | Augie Band Festival

Augustana University, TBA

Nov 14 | Concert and Symphonic Bands Concert

LHS Auditorium, 9 pm

Dec 7 | Just Jazz Concert

LHS Auditorium, 7 pm

Jan 18 | Band Solo & Ensemble Recital Night

LHS music areas, 6 pm

Jan 26 | Winter Band Concert

LHS Auditorium, 7 pm

Jan 30 | Region II Solo & Ensemble Contest

Augustana University, All Day

Feb 9 | SD Bandmasters

Brookings, SD, TBA

Feb 27 | Augie Jazz Fest

Augstana University, All Day

Mar 2 | Waukee Northwest Jazz Festival

Waukee, IA, All Day

Mar 14 | Pop, Popcorn & Jazz Concert

LHS Cafe, 6:30 pm

Mar 15 | LHS Cliff Ave Jazz Festival

LHS, All Day

Mar 23 | All-State Band Concert

Pierre, SD, TBA

Mar 26 | Spring Band Concert

Washington Pavilion, 7 pm

Apr 9 | Jazz Collaboration Project Concert

Washington Pavilion, 7 pm

Apr 11 | SDSU Optimist Jazz Festival

SDSU, Brookings, SD, TBA

Apr 17 | Region II Large Group Contest

Brandon Valley High School, TBA

Apr 24-25 | Kansas City Jazz Summit

Kansas City, MO, TBA

May 4 | All-State Jazz Concert

Aberdeen, SD, TBA

May 10 | Encore Jazz Band Concert

LHS Auditorium, 7:30 pm

May 16 | Band Pops Concert

LHS Auditorium, 6:30 pm

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