No Change In 2010 Bandfest Parade Route

Don’t mess with a good thing, says Todd Jensen, Bandfest coordinator.
The Minden Bandfest parade route down Brown Avenue will remain the same, despite the additional $1400 cost to the city for required signage by the Nebraska Department of Roads.
The cost is worth it to keep the parade route the same as it has been for the past twenty years, said Jensen. “The way we have the parade routed works very well,” said Jensen. “That’s why we attract the quality of bands that we do.  The bands really enjoy the day, and I say, don’t mess with a good thing.”
The wide, tree lined avenue of Brown was chosen for the route because it provides room for the bands to maneuver and ample room for  viewing by spectators.
Because Brown Avenue is also Nebraska State Highway 10, it falls under NDOR jurisdiction, making the new signage mandatory for use  of the street for the Bandfest parade route.
2010 marks the twentieth anniversary of Bandfest, and to date, thirty-five bands from across the state have registered for the Oct. 16 extravaganza.
“We have bands coming from as far away as Douglas County in the east, to Hershey in the west,” said Jensen. “Bandfest keeps getting bigger and better every year.”
Bandfest is slated for Saturday, October 16 beginning at 1:00 p.m. with field competition beginning at 3:00 p.m.

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