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36th Annual

Pioneerland Band Festival

Benson, Minnesota

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
6:30 PM

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Pioneerland Band Festival
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Web: PBF Website

Email: Brock Duncan, Benson Band Director

Mail: Pioneerland Band Festival
PO Box 133
Benson, MN 56215

Phone: 320-843-2710 (School)

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Pioneerland Band Festival The Pioneerland Band Festival parade is held annually on June 14 in celebration of Flag Day. The early June date serves as a traditional kickoff for many bands competing in the active summer parade circuit across Minnesota. In 2023 the event will celebrate its 36th year.

Benson's 36th Annual Pioneerland Band Festival will feature many of Minnesota's finest high school bands competing for cash prizes beginning at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, June 14. The parade route begins along Highway 12 west, then turns north on 14th Street and ends at the high school. The judges stand is located on 14th Street next to the Benson Armory near Wisconsin Avenue.

For complete information and the online program featuring information about each of the participating bands, visit the official Pioneerland Band Festival Website.

2023 Parade Order

As of May 11, 2023

1. Benson - Host
2. Sartell - AA
3. Montevideo - A
4. Waconia - AAA
5. KMS (Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg) - A
6. Patriots - AAA
7. Alexandria - AA
8. Litchfield - A
9. Fergus Falls - AA
10. Bemidji - AAA
11. Dassel-Cokato - AA
12. Champlin Park - AAA

2023 Participating Bands

Pioneerland Band Festival
Benson Marching Band - Host
Alexandria Marching Band
Bemidji Marching Band
Champlin Park Marching Rebels
Dassel-Cokato Marching Chargers
Fergus Falls Marching Band
KMS Marching Saints
Litchfield Marching Dragons
Montevideo Marching Band
Patriots Marching Band
Sartell Marching Band
Waconia Marching Band

2022 Results

79.8 Waconia

77.4 Litchfield
69.9 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg
62.7 Montevideo
62.5 Fergus Falls

70.8 Dassel-Cokato
69.9 Sartell
69.6 Alexandria

72.1 Champlin Park
70.5 Bemidji


COLOR GUARD: Litchfield

Related Events

• The awards ceremony will be held at the high school football field immediately following the parade. The ceremony will be broadcast live over KSCR Radio 93.5 FM.

Future Dates

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Friday, June 14, 2024
Saturday, June 14, 2025
(Always held on Flag Day, June 14)

For More Information

Email: Brock Duncan, Benson Band Director
Mail: Pioneerland Band Festival, PO Box 133, Benson, MN 56215
Phone: 320-843-2710 (School)
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