Celebrate Flag Day In Benson This Friday

Enjoy the 32nd annual Pioneerland Band Festival in Benson this Friday June 14th.

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 2019 the event will celebrate its 32nd year.

Benson’s 32nd 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.


2019 Parade Order

Updated May 20, 2019

1. Benson – Host
2. Litchfield – A
3. The Patriots – AAA
4. Alexandria – AA
5. Champlin Park – AAA
6. Solar Sound – AAA
7. Bemidji – AA
8. KMS (Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg) – A
9. Sartell – AA
10. Dassel-Cokato – A
11. Maple Grove – AAA
12. Fergus Falls – A
13. Richfield – AA
14. Foley – A


2019 Participating Bands

Benson Marching Band – Host
Alexandria Marching Band
Bemidji Marching Band
Champlin Park Marching Rebels
Dassel-Cokato Marching Chargers
Fergus Falls Marching Band
Foley Falcon Marching Band
KMS Marching Saints
Litchfield Marching Dragons
Maple Grove Marching Band
Patriots Marching Band
Richfield Marching Spartans
Sartell-St. Stephen Marching Sabres
Solar Sound Marching Band