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37th Annual

Pioneerland Band Festival

Benson, Minnesota

Friday, June 14, 2024
6:30 PM

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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)

Community Info: BensonMN.org
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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 2024 the event will celebrate its 37th year.

Benson's 37th Annual Pioneerland Band Festival will feature many of Minnesota's finest high school bands competing for cash prizes beginning at 6:30 PM on Friday, 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.

2024 Participating Bands

As of March 25, 2024
Pioneerland Band Festival
Benson Marching Band - Host
Albany Marching Band
Alexandria Marching Band
Bemidji Marching Band
Fergus Falls Marching Band
KMS Marching Saints
Litchfield Marching Dragons
Montevideo Marching Band
Patriots Marching Band
Sartell Marching Band

2023 Results


GRAND CHAMPION
72.6 Litchfield

CLASS A
63.5 Montevideo
61.0 Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg

CLASS AA
66.1 Dassel-Cokato
61.7 Alexandria
60.4 Sartell
59.8 Fergus Falls

CLASS AAA
72.1 Waconia
70.4 Champlin Park
65.8 Patriots
64.8 Bemidji

EXHIBITION
Benson

PERCUSSION: Waconia
WIND SECTION: Waconia
COLOR GUARD: Litchfield
PEOPLE'S CHOICE: 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

Friday, June 14, 2024
Saturday, June 14, 2025
Sunday, June 14, 2026
(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: BensonMN.org