The New England Collegiate Marching Band Festival was first held in 2014 at the College of the Holy Cross following many years of conversation among directors in the region. As a means to maximize exposure and opportunities, it was proposed that the site would rotate to a new venue each year as interest allowed.
In 2015, Central Connecticut State University hosted the show, and the University of New Hampshire hosted in 2016.
In 2017 it returns to its original venue at Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.