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Meet the DRUM MAJOR Sponsors for the 80th North Iowa Band Festival

As we are approaching our 80th North Iowa Band Festival (NIBF), we know that the success of the event wouldn’t be possible without the generous donations from our Drum Major Sponsors. The NIBF brings community together to celebrate Meredith Willson’s life and love of music, and we are grateful to have such supportive donors that help make this happen. We want you to learn a little more about the businesses who help keep North Iowa’s traditions alive!


Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc.

If you are looking for assistance reaching your long-term financial stability goals, Principal is the place to go. They offer best in class retirement services, insurance solutions, and asset management services through their honest and comprehensive expertise. They were ranked one of the world’s most ethical companies and have been providing superb service since 1897.

First Citizens Bank

First Citizens is dedicated to serving you and your North Iowa Home. They put their priorities in their customers and their local economies, making sure they channel loan dollars back into the neighborhoods where their depositors work and live, which supports and strengthens our community. From checking and savings accounts to loans and retirement planning, they do it all, right here in Mason City.

 John K & Luise V. Hanson Foundation

 The John K. and Luise V. Hanson Foundation is a private family foundation that has a special interest in projects that strengthen families through arts and culture, family recreation, and youth development/education. They work hard to give back to the community and strive to enhance the quality of life for individuals in north central Iowa.

David & Phyllis Murphy Foundation

The David & Phyllis Murphy Foundation has been serving Mason City for many, many years. Both Mason City natives, the Murphy’s built successful careers from humble beginnings. David was on numerous boards that played a huge role in philanthropic efforts in our community such as the Technology Center at NIACC, Kinney Pioneer Museum, Music Man Square and more.


Meet the BAND MASTER Sponsors for the 80th North Iowa Band Festival

Our Band Master Sponsors also play a huge role in the success of this annual celebration. Without these businesses generous donations, we know our beloved festival wouldn’t be the same. As we enter our 80th year, we want to take extra time to thank these businesses for all that they do, so here’s a little more about the businesses that help make it all happen:


Curries has one of the largest production facilities in the industry and offers fire-rated, windstorm-certified and specialty doors and frames available in composite or steel-stiffened cores. They are one of the few manufacturers able to deliver both custom and standard doors and frames in the same order. With architects and construction professionals design freedom, they are able to design doors and frames unique to you!

 Diamond Jo Casino - Worth Co.

If you are looking for a fun night out, Diamond Jo Casino is the place for you! They offer a high-energy environment with live entertainment every Friday and Saturday in the Big Wheel Bar, the meeting and event center, and four different restaurants. They also offer nearly 1,000 slots, 22 table games, and a poker room for your enjoyment.

 ITC Midwest

ITC Midwest has completed nearly 330 miles of 34.5 kV line rebuilds and reliability improvements to provide access to reliable, non-discriminatory, competitive and low-cost energy throughout the region. Their role as the owner and operator of high-voltage transmission system requires ongoing communication with a variety of community stakeholders. ITC works one-on-one with local communities, assessing the nature of the issues that must be addressed to achieve successful proposals.


Once again, we are extremely grateful that these businesses are so generous with their donations and we can’t thank them enough! Partake in this year's 80th North Iowa Band Festival events to see why it is so loved!

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