North Iowa Band Festival
North Iowa Band Festival

76th North Iowa Band Festival Schedule

May 22-26, 2014

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Thursday, May 22
4:30-6:30 p.m. Festival Sponsor Recognition and
NIBF Volunteer Business After Hours
North Iowa Regional Commerce Center
6:30 p.m. All Middle School Band Central Park
7:00 p.m. Mason City Municipal Band Central Park


Friday, May 23
5:00 p.m. Carnival, Marketplace & Concessions Open East Park
5:00 p.m. Car Cruise-In & Exhibit East Park
5:00 p.m.  Mason City High School Orchestra  Band Shell
6:00 p.m.
 Jesse Allen Stewart
 East Park North Stage
7:00 p.m.  Brushville East Park North Stage


Saturday, May 24
8:00 a.m. 25th Annual Stu Nevermann Memorial Run Aquatic Center
8:00 a.m. Car Show Opens East Park
10:00 a.m. 76th North Iowa Band Festival Parade North Penn & East State
Noon Carnival, Concessions, Marketplace Open East Park
1:15 p.m. Mason City High School Jazz Band East Park Band Shell
2:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony East Park Band Shell
3:00 p.m. Su Fu Du Drumline East Park Band Shell
4:00 p.m. Six Appeal Acapella
East Park North Stage
6:00 p.m. PopRocks East Park North Stage


Sunday, May 25
12:00 p.m. Carnival Open East Park


Monday, May 26
12:00 p.m. Carnival Open East Park


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