Greetings! We’re excited because this year marks the 25th Anniversary of North High School’s STARFEST Marching Band Competition. This showcase of regional bands is hosted by the North Stars Band, Inc. (a parent led non-profit organization). The competition is an IHSMA (Iowa High School Music Association) registered competition consisting of a prelims performance by school size and followed by the top 10 high scoring bands competing in a finals contest. The broad lineup of competing bands is made up of schools from Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Minnesota (including local favorites EHS, WHS, Bishop Heelan and NHS). This fun and music filled event provides the opportunity for marching bands to showcase their season’s field shows to families, friends and the Siouxland community.
STARFEST is our largest fundraiser of the year. It supports all our 90+ band students with diverse backgrounds. The funds help fund our band ensembles with the cost of music licenses, travel/competition fees, instrument repairs and purchasing, related resources, unique opportunities for learning and scholarships to summer music camps. Students involved in band learn valuable life skills such as leadership, teamwork, concentration, perseverance, focus and confidence.
Make sure to save the date for the 25th Annual STARFEST on Saturday September 30th at Elwood Olsen Stadium on the campus of Morningside University. Come and enjoy a fun day of music and watch as over 1,000+ marching band students showcase their talents and perform their remarkable shows.
Your sponsorship will be instrumental in supporting the Sioux City Community School District’s mission to educate students to believe in their talents and skills, achieve academic excellence, and succeed in reaching their potential. We look forward to partnering with you to support our music programs and making a positive impact in the lives of our North Stars band students.
Please consider and review the following sponsorship levels and return the completed invoice form and email it with your logo to [email protected] by Tuesday, August 15th, 2023. Sponsor logos should be received no later than Tuesday, August 15th, 2023, to be included in all printed materials.
Please mail and make checks payable to:
North Stars Band, Inc.
P.O. Box 2044
Sioux City, IA 51102
North Stars Band, Inc. is a designated 501.c3 non-profit organization, EIN: 42-1492982
For additional information or to request an invoice, please contact Mickey Nelson by calling 712-898-7918 or emailing [email protected].
Thanks to your support, our band program can continue to help our students Believe. Achieve. Succeed.
Mickey Nelson, STARFEST Co-Chair, Sponsor Coordinator and Band Parent