2019 Festival

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North Iowa Band Festival - Forward, March!

The 2019 North Iowa Band Festival marks 81 years! This event is the largest free marching band competition in the Midwest. Tourism related expenditures contributed an estimated $100.66 million into Mason City’s economy in 2017. In Cerro Gordo County, tourism generated an estimated $201.78 million in visitor spending, a record for the county and the 11th highest County level in the State. Tourism related jobs employed nearly 1,550 people in Cerro Gordo County.


  • 2019 Stu Nevermann Run RESULTS
  • Royalty, Marching Band Competition, and Parade float RESULTS

Registration Forms

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


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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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Become a 2019 Sponsor!

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Drum Major Sponsors

FCNB   Curries


John K. & Luise V. Hanson Foundation

David & Phyllis Murphy Charitable Foundation

Band Master Sponsors


Elizabeth Muse Norris Charitable Foundation

Flag Corps Sponsors

Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company - Brown, Kinsey, Funkhouser & Lander, PLC - Casey's General Stores - CENT Credit Union - Clear Lake Bank & Trust Co. - Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Mason City - Jane Fischer & Associates, LLC - MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center - North Iowa Area Community College - North Iowa Periodontics - POET Biorefining-Hanlontown - REG Mason City, LLC - Rieman Music - River City Rugby Football Club 

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!

Friends of the Festival

Click here for a list of financial contributors donating $5-$999 to this year's festival.

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

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