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2015 North Iowa Band Festival

NIBF HOME LogoThe 2015 North Iowa Band Festival marks 77 years the event has been held. The event is the largest free marching band competition in the Midwest. Tourism related expenditures contributed an estimated $78.6 million into Mason City’s economy last year. In Cerro Gordo County, tourism generated an estimated $157.23 million in visitor spending, the 11th highest County level in the State. Tourism related jobs employed over 1,500 people in Cerro Gordo County.

Save the date for the 2015 Festival: May 21-25

(Memorial Day Weekend!)

For Visitor and General Information about Mason City, check out these websites:

Visit Mason City    -    Main Street Mason City    -    City of Mason City


Your guide to all of the community happenings during Band Festival weekend.

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Parade & Park Info

View the parade route, parking and entertainment maps, and other information.

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Registration Forms

NOTE: If you are interested in entering a convertible to transport royalty, honorees, etc. in the parade, please contact Mikki Baker at the Chamber.

Sponsorship Information

Learn about how to become a sponsor of The North Iowa Band Festival.

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Band Festival Royalty

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2015 Band Festival Sponsors

Drum Major Sponsors

For more information on becoming a sponsor, CLICK HERE.







Band Master Sponsors






Flag Corps Sponsors

Burns Insurance & Financial - Casey's General Stores  

Clear Lake Bank & Trust - Holiday Inn Express  -  Kaplan University

 Marco, Inc.  -  Mercy Medical Center  -  NIACC  -  Rieman Music

In-Kind Sponsors

For information on how to become an In-Kind Sponsor, please contact us!

City of Mason City  -  Country Inn & Suites  

Culligan  -   Digity Communications  -  Globe Gazette    

North Iowa Broadcasting  -  KIMT  

Trinity Lutheran Church  -  Z Graphics

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