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31st Annual

Pioneerland Band Festival

Benson, Minnesota

Thursday, June 14, 2018
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 2018 the event will celebrate its 31st year.

Benson's 31st Annual Pioneerland Band Festival will feature many of Minnesota's finest high school bands competing for cash prizes beginning at 6:30 PM on Thursday, 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.

2018 Participating Bands

Pioneerland Band Festival
Benson Marching Band - Host
Alexandria Marching Band
Dassel-Cokato Marching Chargers
Fergus Falls Marching Band
Hutchinson Tigers Marching Band
KMS Marching Saints
Litchfield Marching Dragons
Mankato 77 Lancers
Maple Grove Marching Band
Patriots Marching Band
Sartell-St. Stephen Marching Sabres
Waconia Marching Band

2017 Results

81.0 Litchfield

72.9 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg
69.3 Lake City
63.5 Albany
61.0 Maple Lake

73.5 Dassel-Cokato
70.2 Sartell
69.8 Alexandria
61.6 Hutchinson

76.5 Mankato 77 Lancers
74.7 The Patriots
69.9 St. Francis
68.1 Bemidji (2.0 point timing penalty)
65.0 Solar Sound


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

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Friday, June 14, 2019
Sunday, June 14, 2020
(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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