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 $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.
Save the date for the 82nd North Iowa Band Festival, Memorial Weekend May 21-25, 2020.
Al forms for Band Festival 2020 will be added after the New Year.
- Band and Royalty Entry Form
- Parade Entry Form or Register Online
- Marketplace Brochure
- Stu Nevermann Run Registration & Route
NOTE: If you are interested in entering a convertible to transport royalty, honorees, etc. in the parade, please contact Linda Johanns at the Chamber.
2019 Band Festival Sponsors
Drum Major Sponsors
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
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 the 2019 festival.