September 7, 2021 Arts & Culture

North High School to Host 2021 Starfest Marching Band Competition

Nhs marching band

Sioux City, Iowa – The 2021 Starfest marching band competition will take place Saturday, September 25, 2021, at Elwood Olsen Stadium on the campus of Morningside University, located at 3201 Peters Ave.

Regional marching bands will participate in the 23rd Starfest marching band competition hosted by Sioux City North High School band. Participating bands will be judged on music performance, music general effect, and marching execution. Percussion and color guard will also be judged in separate categories.

Admission to the competition is $10 for adults and $6 for students; seniors, and military members. Children ages five and under are free. Competitions will take place throughout the day starting at noon. Final competitions begin at 6:30 p.m. and conclude with an award presentation at 9:30 p.m.

Concessions will be available for purchase on-site. Free parking is available near the stadium. Travel on some roads around the stadium will be limited. Access to the stadium parking lot is available from Morningside Avenue at Peters or Vine Avenues.

Contact North High School band director Kamal Talukder at or assistant director Pat Toben at for more information.

Additional event information, including a schedule of performances, will be available at Get social media updates about Starfest on Twitter by following @NorthHighBands or Instagram @sc_north_bands.