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.  

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.

For more information about North High School Bands and how you can participate to provide the benefits of music, please click here:  Ways to Support NHS Band.  To learn more about how to become a 2023 STARFEST sponsor, please click here: for online giving 2023 STARFEST Sponsorship  or PDF file of 2023 STARFEST Sponsor Letter & Invoice

For questions or to request additional information or an invoice, please contact Mickey Nelson by calling 712-898-7918 or emailing mickeyn224@gmail.com