One of the worlds' largest distributors of Band Footwear and Marching Band Accessories
for the Worlds' Finest musical organizations... at competitive prices.


"The University of Minnesota Marching Band is pleased to do business with E.C. Benson & Associates. From design to delivery Earl Benson and his associates understand our needs and get the job done. A Band Director will not find better products or more personal service. When it is time to order equipment and accessories at the University of Minnesota E.C. Benson & Associates will have our business."

Jerry Luckhardt 
University of Minnesota Marching Band 


"I am pleased to recommend Earl C. Benson & Associates to all high school and college band directors. This company has provided the University of Iowa Hawkeye Marching Band with high quality equipment and accessories for many years. The company is always interested in providing fine products, and their personal service is absolutely the best. They continue to provide unparalleled service year in and year out. I really enjoy working with an outstanding musician who has produced exemplary high school and community bands. Earl Benson understands the needs of the school music teacher....he has been there."

Dr. Myron Welch
Director of Bands
The University Iowa

Photographer: John Gilbert, University of Iowa Band

"We are continually receiving compliments on our cadet style uniforms each time they are worn. Each time we have needed accessories Earl C. Benson & Associates has come through for us."

 Todd Blaser , Director of Bands
Jefferson High School
Alexandria, Minnesota

"Earl C. Benson & Associates was absolutely "on top" of every aspect of our uniform and accessory needs, and provided the type of service that made the University of Northern Iowa  band program seem special. Dr. Bensons attention to detail and quality is the best I have had in my career. I appreciate his flexibility and encouragement when designing innovative, yet appropriate equipment and gear that carries a timeless feel. He epitomizes SERVICE!"

Dr. Rodney Chesnutt
Director-Marching Band
University of Northern Iowa

"I have known Earl Benson for many years both as a superb high school and community band director, and more recently, as the President of his own company. His service to the profession, as a provider of quality equipment and accessories has been tremendous. I recommend his company without reservation."

Dr. Barry Kopetz
Director of Bands
Capital University (Ohio)

"Exquisite quality and excellent service....our dealings with Earl C. Benson & Associates have been superior in every detail! It has been a pleasure to be treated like a professional, and cared for as a valuable customer. Bravo! to Earl C. Benson & Associates."

Craig T. Aune, Director of Bands
C.R. Prairie High School
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

"I greatly appreciate the excellent service from Earl C. Benson & Associates as well as the outstanding quality of their products. 

   David Hoehl,  Director
Chisago Lakes High School Marching Band (MN)

"Earl C. Benson & Associates have assisted our school district in designing five (5) complete sets of Marching Band uniforms in the last 7 years. Because of their experience, and the fact that they work with some of the nations finest bands helped us create uniforms that combine modern trends with time-tested classic design elements. THEIR STAFF KNOWS WHAT WORKS!!!...and their attention to detail will always make the difference. Our administration, students, parents, and community are truly proud of our unique new looks. Thanks again to Earl and the staff for making our job easier every time we place an order."

Anoka-Hennepin Schools

" The Buffalo High School Marching Band, better known as The Herd, could not be more pleased with Earl C. Benson & Associates. The Company, and their President Earl Benson continue to due an awesome job of helping bands throughout the nation with quality equipment and accessories. 

Mr. Lee Kjesbo
Buffalo H.S. Bands
Buffalo, MN

"It has been a pleasure doing business with Earl C. Benson & Associates. Dr. Benson takes a legitimate interest in his clients and has a real understanding of the inner-workings of a band program. His product offerings are of the highest quality, prices are competitive and customer service is excellent. The Thomas Jefferson High School Band Program looks forward to a continued business relationship with Earl C. Benson & Associates."

Mr. Dan Fretland, Director of Bands
Thomas Jefferson High School
Bloomington, MN

"Earl C. Benson & Associcates continually comes through with the best products money can buy at prices that do not break the band budget."

David Ceasar
Instrumental Music Director
Litchfield Senior High School
901 North Gilman Ave.
Litchfield, MN. 55355

"Earl C. Benson & Associates have outstanding service. They understand the flexible and urgent nature of teaching band. I can call them at any time, and expect prompt and efficient service. I often see deliveries within a day or two."

Andrew E. Nelson
Director of Bands, Milaca High School
Senior Class Advisor

"The quality of products and the service provided by E.C. Benson & Associates were great!"

   Mark Townley
   Director of Bands
   Byron Center High School
   Byron Center, MI


To: E.C. Benson & Associates

"My band recently ordered spats from your company. We were under a big-time rush to get the spats in time for the game, and your company delivered. The care you put into ensuring our order was shipped in time was truly remarkable. We received our order a day earlier than we were even expecting it. Thank you for the care and attention you put into your  work"...    

Mike Nary-Director of Bands-Garfield Heights City Schools.


"Our marching band pictured proudly in Disneys Magic Kingdom. We have been very satisfied with the quality of products and the outstanding service provided by Earl C. Benson & Associates.  

                       Ryan Anderson-Director of Bands-Dover/Eyota High School-MN


"The garment bags arrived yesterday in the late afternoon. They look wonderful, work very well and are just what we hoped for! What a delight to envision something, finally find a competent, efficient, pleasant and businesslike vendor; then see the finished product just as it was meant to be. If only everyone worked as well and as hard as you folks do. Thank You!  Ms. Kathleen Heck, Saint Johns Seminary


"We order our shoes and accessories from Earl C. Benson & Associates. We are extremely pleased with the quality of products and the service we receive. The ordering, delivery, and follow up is always completed in a timely, professional, and courteous manner. I highly recommend both the products and their sales team."

                    Dr. John Zimmerman, Director of Bands-Apple Valley High School-MN


E.C. Benson & Associates: I cant thank you enough for the wonderful work you have done for us.
We had our first home football game at Eastern this past weekend where we retired Sean Paytons jersey (New Orleans Saints) as well as performing yesterday at the Chicago Bears/Detroit Lions football game. The Sousaphone and Trombone Slide covers look great and we continue to receive wonderful praise and comments on them.

Barry L.  Houser, Director-Eastern Illinois "Panther Marching Band".



               2011 Tournament of Roses Parade-"Salute to Pac Man"

             2011 Tournament of Roses Parade "Pasadena City College" 

"We have used Earl C. Benson & Associates for several years now to make custom sousaphone covers for our corporate clients. Because we are based in New Orleans, there are many professional sousaphone players in the numerous brass bands for which New Orleans is well known.

We use the decorative sousaphone covers as a branding opportunity for our clients that are meeting in New Orleans by printing their conference logos on the covers as our visitors take in the flavor of New Orleans that is brass band music.

Each time, the quality of the covers and the personal touch customer service has exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend Earl C. Benson & Associates."

Deanna Bernard
Chief Experience Officer
New Orleans Music Events


" The band just came back from Honk! in Boston this past weekend which is a festival of street bands.There were 34 bands participating and we came out as one of the top bands in the festival. Everyone loved the tuba covers.....they really stand out!

Dave Stauss
Seed and Feed Marching Abominable


Reggie Grisham (Nashville) and JG Miller (Los Angeles), featured brass musicians with THE WHO, received their order of our newest Brass Bell Covers just prior to their performance in Minneapolis on November 27th.

"It has been a pleasure to work with Earl! I was pleased with his professionalism, promptness, and most important-quality product! We love the custom covers and they're a perfect addition to the show.  They work extremely well and look great! His company has a Great graphic design team who are passionate about all types of music-long live rock!"

-JG Miller, Horn Section Leader, The Who Quadrophenia

Washington State University Alumni Pep Band
"We enjoyed working with E.C.Benson & Associates and receiving our new Instrument Covers (Sousaphone, Trombone, Fluegelhorn and Trumpet). It was very important to us to have a cohesive look, and the covers provided us with identity and spirit to add to our events. The covers are durable and fit on the bells very well. Thank you for providing a great product at a great price that our band could afford."

David Wyatt
Washington State University Alumni Band