Thanks for your interest in NIMAP and the North Iowa Festival of Brass! The festival is a Drum Corps International (DCI) Open Class competition, performed at Forest City High School. It features groups from througout the United States and Canada, and is the region's only event of its kind! One additional detail that makes our competition unique is the fact that it is the LAST competition of the year, before the DCI World Championship competition the following week in Indianapolis, Indiana. These talented groups will have rehearsed all summer to present the very finest presentation of music and motion in the region.

Event Details
The competition begins on August 5th at 7:00 P.M., but the gates and concession stands open at 5:00 P.M..
The Forest City Music Boosters will have an exceptional selection of food, so feel free to come early, choose your spot in the stands (to mark with a blanket) and then enjoy a wonderful and well-priced meal.

Tickets (General Admission) are $15 in advance and $18 at the gate.
You can get the advanced tickets online until 10:00 P.M. on August 4th.

The competition will take place at the Forest City High School Football Field,
206 North School Street, Forest City, IA 50436.

Meet the Competing Corps!
Two corps on our impressive 2016 roster won 1st and 2nd place in their class of the 2015 DCI World Championships (Vanguard Cadets and Blue Devils B). As a result, our audience members can expect an incredibly-energized performance from all the ensembles!


Blue Devils B - Concord, California

Colt Cadets - Dubuque, Iowa

Gold - Oceanside, California

Govenaires - St. Peter, Minnesota

Louisiana Stars - Lafayette, Louisiana

Minnesota Brass - Vadnais Heights, Minnesota

Racine Scouts - Racine, Wisconsin

Vanguard Cadets - Santa Clara, California

Sponsors - Thank You!

The North Iowa Festival of Brass could not take place
without the generous support of our sponsors.

"Lead" Sponsor Level ($2,500)

This sponsorship level is still available for 2016.
Please contact us if you are interested.

Once again, we would like to thank our "Lead" Sponsors from previous years:

Randy Broesder and The Farmers Cooperative

John Roisen and The 3M Foundation

The John K. & Luise V. Hanson Foundation

"Adopt-A-Corps" Level ($1,000)

This sponsorship level is still available for 2016.
Please contact us if you are interested.

"Drum Major" Level ($500-$999)

This sponsorship level is still available for 2016.
Please contact us if you are interested.

So far, our 2016 "Drum Major" Sponsors include:

Clear Lake Noon Lions Club

Clear Lake Evening Lions Club

"Section Leader" Level ($100-$499)

So far, our 2016 "Section Leader" Sponsors include:

Clear Lake Phone Company


First Citizens Bank

Helen Goranson and Roberta Klecher

Donald and Elaine Lubkemn

Willam Nicholas

TSB Bank

Other Generous Sponsors

We are so thankful for donations to help with our 2016 competition.
Please contact us if you are interested in donating at any level.

So far, our other generous 2016 sponsors include:

Bakke & Gordon Law Office

Forest City (641) 585-2530

Jean and Jeff Bergo

Tom and Julie Birdsall

Don and Sandy Christ

Clear Lake Bank & Trust Co.

Tim and Pam Coffey

Mike and Linda Kemmerer

Linda Koopman

Thomas and Jan Lovell


Jim and Amanda Ragan

Keith Richards

Bob Swansan, PC

Paula Wilson

In addition, the competing corps are graciously housed by local area school band programs.

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