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33rd Annual

Pioneerland Band Festival

Benson, Minnesota

Sunday, June 14, 2020
6:30 PM

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Pioneerland Band Festival
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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 IMPORTANT NOTICE (April 22, 2020): The Pioneerland Band Festival committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 parade. Many factors went into this decision but the health and safety of participants, volunteers, and our community was at the forefront. Our ability to plan for and execute a parade during this crisis is just too difficult.

We look forward to a more normal spring and summer in 2021 and hope that you will bring your fine bands back to Benson on Monday, June 14, 2021.

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 2020 the event will celebrate its 33rd year.

Benson's 33rd Annual Pioneerland Band Festival will feature many of Minnesota's finest high school bands competing for cash prizes beginning at 6:30 PM on Sunday, 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.

2020 Participating Bands

As of February 10, 2020
Pioneerland Band Festival
Benson Marching Band - Host
Alexandria Marching Band
Bemidji Marching Band
Champlin Park Marching Rebels
Fergus Falls Marching Band
KMS Marching Saints
Lake City Tiger Marching Band
Litchfield Marching Dragons
Mankato 77 Lancers
Maple Grove Marching Band
Patriots Marching Band
Richfield Marching Spartans
Waconia Marching Band

2019 Results

77.7 Litchfield

74.4 Dassel-Cokato
65.8 Fergus Falls
62.7 Foley

68.5 Bemidji
66.2 Richfield
66.0 Alexandria
59.4 Sartell

71.7 Champlin Park
69.5 The Patriots
66.2 Maple Grove
58.3 Solar Sound


PERCUSSION: Dassel-Cokato
WIND SECTION: Litchfield
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

Sunday, June 14, 2020
Monday, June 14, 2021
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
(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)
Community Info: