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The 82nd North Iowa Band Festival In Mason City

82nd North Iowa Band Festival

May 27-31, 2021

“Banding Together and Marching Forward”

When the Band Festival Committee cancelled the 2020 festival due to COVID-19 concerns, they vowed the festival would be back bigger and better than ever in 2021. No one could’ve predicted the long-term impact the pandemic would have on, well, everything.

The committee is busy planning the 82nd North Iowa Band Festival, with some adjustments and some tentative scheduling. The festival theme reflects our challenging times: Banding Together and Marching Forward. Longtime committee member and local artist Jim Zach eagerly took on the challenge to quickly design a new logo for the festival—and captured the spirit perfectly!


Thursday, May 27:

6PM John Adams Middle School Band (Plaza)

6:45PM Municipal Band (Plaza)

6-8PM Carnival open (Central Park)

Friday, May 28:

4-7PM Stu Nevermann Run Packet pickup (Aquatic Center)

5PM Carnival/Concessions/Marketplace open

5PM MCHS Orchestra (Plaza)

6PM MCHS Jazz Band (Main Stage)

7:30PM High & Mighty (Main Stage)

Saturday, May 29:

8AM Stu Nevermann Run (Aquatic Center)

10AM 82nd North Iowa Band Festival Parade & Marching Band Competition

Noon Carnival/Concessions/Marketplace open

1:30PM Mohawk Danzers Performance (Main Stage)

2PM NIACC Extreme Makeover Announcement

2PM Awards Ceremony (Main Stage)

3-5PM Instrument Petting Zoo Activities (Central Park)

5PM Brad + Kate (Main Stage)

7:30PM The Hepperly Band (Main Stage)

Sunday, May 30:

9AM Outdoor Worship at Trinity Lutheran Church

11AM-5PM Marketplace open

Noon-8PM Carnival/Concessions open (Wristband Day)

Monday, May 31:

Noon-6PM Carnival/Concessions open (Wristband Day)

Plans are progressing for the Saturday morning parade. For the safety of participants and spectators, all hand-outs (candy, flyers, trinkets) will be prohibited this year. Placement in the parade is based upon receipt of the entry form available on

May 27 - May 31
Downtown Mason City
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