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West Des Moines Community Schools | Oct. 22, 2019

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Valleyfest Celebrates 40 Years

This year marked the 40th year for Valleyfest. We hosted 36 bands from Iowa, Nebraska, and Missouri. One of the most incredible things about Valleyfest is the way that an army of student and parent volunteers coordinates the arrival, setup, performance, and departure of over 6,000 visiting performers and adults in and around Valley Stadium.


Planning begins months before the event. On the day of Valleyfest, bands arrive as early as 6:30 a.m. The event continues throughout the day with awards for the evening show finishing around 11 p.m. Valleyfest is recognized as one of the premier marching band competitions in the Midwest, with many bands returning to join a celebration of marching band excellence.

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