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Band Day 2022 Coming Soon

Posted: Apr 07 2022
Williston, N.D. – The Williston Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Band Day Committee is pleased to announce the date, guest band and other information for Band Day 2022. The community festival is traditionally is held in Williston, North Dakota on Mother’s Day weekend. This year, Band Day will take place on Saturday, May 7.

Band Day 2022 will feature student and community marching bands and parade entries. For a featured guest band, the committee is very excited to welcome the Kansas City Rumble, drumline for the Kansas City Chiefs NFL football team, for the first time.

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 95-year history in Williston. Events over Band Day weekend include a 5k Glow Run, parade, concert performances in Harmon Park, food and craft vendor booths, stock car races, car show, the Band Day Mile run and more.

For those who would prefer to watch the parade from home, the committee has decided to broadcast the event via Facebook Live again, with commentators who can give some history and perspective about Band Day.  

Community support for Band Day is needed and appreciated. Donations, sponsorships and volunteers for Band Day are always welcome. “Right now we are looking for sponsors specifically for the student lunch and for the Band Day Mile,” commented Communications Coordinator Sabrina Ramey.

Funds raised also 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 and offsets festival expenses. Band Day always needs more volunteers! These individuals can help organize parade entries in the line-up area and assist with keeping the route orderly, among other tasks.

If you have questions about Band Day 2022, contact the Williston CVB at 701-774-9041 or check the event calendar website for details at