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2015 North Iowa Band Festival

The 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: 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 Charlie Biebesheimer at chblaw@netins.net.

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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2014 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   -   Kaplan University  ​ -   Kingland Systems​

Lehigh Cement Co.  ​-   Marco, Inc.  ​-   Mercy Medical Center North Iowa​

North Iowa Area Community College   -   Rieman Music

In-Kind Sponsors

Absolute Waste  -  Hy-Vee  -  Bergland + Cram Architects  -  KIMT-TV
Buffalo Wild Wings  -  Larson Printing  -  Cavalier Coaches/North Iowa Bus
Le Doux Signs  -  City of Mason City  -  Mason City RentAll  -  Culligan
Moorman Clothiers  -  Decker Sports
North Iowa Broadcasting (98.7 KISS Country, 103.7 The Fox​)
Domino's Pizza  -  Pepsi Beverage Company  -  Globe Gazette Perkins
Godfather's Pizza  -  Schupick & Associates  -  Green Canopy, Inc.
Spin North Iowa  -  Henkel Construction Co.  -  Higgins Pro Audio
Three Eagles Communications
(AM 1300 KGLO, 93.9 KIA, AM 1490 KRIB, Star 106 KLSS, Super Hits 102.7)
The Blaze Online​  -  Holiday Inn Express of Mason City
Trinity Lutheran Church

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