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30th Annual

Pioneerland Band Festival

Benson, Minnesota

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
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 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 2017 the event will celebrate its milestone 30th anniversary.

Benson's 30th 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.

2017 Parade Order

Pioneerland Band Festival
1. Benson - Host
2. KMS (Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg) - A
3. Mankato 77 Lancers - AAA
4. Alexandria - AA
5. Dassel-Cokato - AA
6. Hutchinson - AA
7. Maple Lake - A
8. The Patriots - AAA
9. Albany - A
10. Solar Sound - AAA
11. Sartell-St. Stephen - AA
12. St. Francis - AAA
13. Lake City - A
14. Litchfield - A
15. Bemidji - AAA

2017 Participating Bands

Benson Marching Band - Host
Albany Marching Band
Alexandria Marching Band
Bemidji H.S. Marching Band
Dassel-Cokato Marching Chargers
Hutchinson Tigers Marching Band
KMS Marching Saints
Lake City Tiger Marching Band
Litchfield Marching Dragons
Mankato 77 Lancers
Maple Lake Marching Irish
Patriots Marching Band
St. Francis Marching Saints
Sartell Sabres Marching Band
Solar Sound Marching Band

2016 Results

83.6 Litchfield

74.7 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg
60.6 Albany

67.3 Sartell
62.3 Hutchinson

83.2 Mankato 77 Lancers
73.4 Alexandria
70.3 The Patriots


PERCUSSION: Litchfield
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

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Friday, June 14, 2019
(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:

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