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 501c3 non-profit organization). This fun and music filled event provides the opportunity for marching bands to perform their season's field shows to families, friends and the Siouxland Community. STARFEST has expierenced substantial growth over the last 25 years and we expect approximately 16 marching bands, 1100 students and over 1500 spectators in attendance.
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, discipline, perseverance, focus and confidence.