2021 Festival

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North Iowa Band Festival

The North Iowa Band Festival is the largest free marching band competition in the Midwest. Tourism-related expenditures contributed an estimated $136.18 million into Mason City’s economy in 2018. In Cerro Gordo County, tourism generated an estimated $214.46 million in visitor spending, a record for the county and the 11th highest County level in the State. Tourism related jobs employed nearly 1,570 people in Cerro Gordo County.

 

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

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Schedule

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Parade, Parking & Downtown Info

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Band Festival Royalty

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Festival History

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2021 Band Festival Sponsors

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Drum Major Sponsors

CurriesFCNB

John K. & Luise V. Hanson Foundation

David & Phyllis Murphy Charitable Foundation

Band Master Sponsors

 Diamond-Jo

Flag Corps Sponsors

Casey's General Stores - Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Mason City - MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center - POET Biorefining-Hanlontown - REG Mason City, LLC

In-Kind Sponsors

98.7 Kiss Country / 103.7 The Fox - Alpha Media, USA - City of Mason City - Clear Lake Bank & Trust Co. - Control Print Creative - Convertible Drivers - Culligan Water Conditioning - D&D Printing - Decker Sports - Domino's Pizza - Fat Hill Brewing - Globe Gazette - Henkel Construction Co. - KIMT News 3 - LeDoux Signs - Mason City RentAll - Trinity Lutheran Church

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

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Band Festival Videos

  • Interview with 2019 Band Festival Royalty

    Chris Frenz, who typically serves as the master of ceremonies for the Festival, interviewed the 2019 North Iowa Band Festival King Jacob VerHelst (Central Springs) and Queen Alana Noss (Rockford) to see...

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  • 2020 Meredith Willson Memorial Program

    In honor of Meredith Willson’s birthday and the North Iowa Band Festival, Mason City High School Drum Majors paid a tribute at Elmwood Cemetery. Senior Drum Major Bailey Gunderson, Junior Drum...

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