The Phantom Regiment is excited to be hosting our 7th annual NIU Concert Band Festival at the beautiful Boutell Memorial Concert Hall on the campus of Northern Illinois University. This year’s festival takes place this weekend – Friday, March 2nd & Saturday, March 3rd. This FREE event is open to the public. Come see 20 high school & middle schools perform, with three special performance from the NIU Wind Symphony.
Free LIVE Streaming
If you’re unable to attend in person, you can watch & listen to the concert from the comfort of your home or office! Just use this link on the day of the concerts to view them: http://www.niu.edu/music/come-hear-us/webcast.shtml
For those that wish to attend in person, parking is available in the Visitors Parking Lot on Carroll Avenue, just north of Lincoln Highway (IL 38). The NIU parking fee is $5. The visitor lot is approximately a 10-minute walk to the music building, so be sure to build that into your travel time (see link to maps below).
Each performing group will have up to 20 minutes to perform in front of you as well as our clinicians. Then the group will move to another room where they will have time with one of our clinicians.
Patrons are only allowed to view the group’s performance on stage. You can enter the concert hall from the south side of the music building. Please only enter the concert hall between performances.
Use this link to print schedule & directions. (Including directions to/from the visitor parking lot).
|9:00 AM||Harry D. Jacobs High School Wind Ensemble||Anthony Gnutek|
|9:30 AM||Mannheim Middle School Wind Ensemble||Rich Paluch|
|10:00 AM||Fremd High School Concert Band||Matt Moore & Jami Hockensmith|
|10:30 AM||Fremd High School Symphonic Winds||JT Teichert|
|11:00 AM||Normal Community High School Symphonic Winds||Lance Meadows|
|11:30 AM||Northbrook Jr High Wind Ensemble||Greg Scapillato|
|12:25 PM||NIU Wind Symphony|
|1:30 PM||Bernotas Middle School Symphonic Band||Kristina Melville|
|2:00 PM||East Aurora High School Wind Ensemble||Brian Liska|
|2:30 PM||Bernotas Middle School Concert Band||Rick LoPresto|
|3:00 PM||BREAK||Alexis Lamb|
|3:30 PM||Carl Sandburg Middle School Concert Band||Moulee Gupta & Robert Pittman|
|4:00 PM||Normal West High School Wind Symphony||Ryan Budzinski|
|4:30 PM||Glenbrook North High School Freshman Band||Rich Chapman & Greg Wojcik|
|5:25 PM||NIU Wind Symphony|
|6:30 PM||Glenbrook North High School Symphonic Band||Rich Chapman & Greg Wojcik|
|7:00 PM||William Howard Taft High School Wind Ensemble||Kevin Harriman|
|7:30 PM||Providence Catholic High School Concert Band||Lawrence Rogers|
|9:30 AM||Rockford East High School||Sue Funk|
|10:00 AM||Fremont Middle School 8th Grade Band||Brent Burger|
|10:30 AM||Parkside Junior High School Honor Band||Jennifer Bolton|
|11:00 AM||Jefferson High School||Austin Shoupe|
|11:55 AM||NIU Wind Symphony|