Band Parade 2020 was a causality to the coronavirus.  Now, with COVID-19 numbers remaining relatively low and much of North Dakota being vaccinated, the Band Parade 2021 is a go!

Preparations for the Band Night Parade have been in the works for months. The Band Night Parade is a great opportunity for musicians of all ages to get together and play. Despite the circumstances, they are ready to "Play On!"  This years event will be on  May 14th at 6:30 PM. This years parade route will start at the North Dakota Capitol, go down 6th street, west on Ave A, and north up 4th street to return near the Capitol.

Incase you're not familiar with Band Parade, what can a person expect from the event?  Marching Bands galore from high schools all across North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota.

Eckroth Music will continue to follow guidelines and recommendations from the CDC and ND Department of Health and provide updates on the status of the event as it gets closer.

One of the best things about the Band Parade is the weather is almost always perfect.  Given our current drought state in North Dakota is it safe to say the weather will be picture perfect...Or, will it rain cats and dogs and be a drought buster?  Something tells me we will be more than alright.

If you would like to sign up a float, you can do so HERE! 


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