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Band Day 2019 Announces Date, Guest Bands

Posted: Feb 05 2019
Williston, N.D. – The Williston Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Band Day Committee is pleased to announce the dates and guest bands for Band Day 2019, held annually in Williston, North Dakota on Mother’s Day weekend. This year, Band Day will take place on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

Band Day predates World War II; the festival has evolved and grown over the years in step with the community. The earliest reference found to-date of Band Day in Williston was a 1927 print article, which gives Band Day a 92-year history in Williston. The event features a parade, concert performances in Harmon Park, food and craft vendor booths, stock car races, car show, the Band Day Mile run and more.

Band Day 2019 will feature two professional guest bands and a number of student and community bands. This year, the Band Day Committee plans to bring the NFL Philadelphia Eagles Drumline and McNasty Brass Band, a collection of Minneapolis/Saint Paul based horn players and percussionists who fuse the Minneapolis sound with the spirit of New Orleans.

As always, if you would like to help support Band Day, donations and sponsorships are always welcome. Funds raised bring professional guest bands to the event, allows the committee to offer mileage to student bands from other communities who would like to participate in Band Day, pays for a complimentary barbeque in Harmon Park for band performers after the parade and pays for prizes and festival expenses.

If you have questions about Band Day 2019, contact the Williston CVB at 701-774-9041 or check their event calendar website for details at Information will also be posted on the Band Day Facebook page ( WillistonBandDay).