Red & Black Fall Classic
Marching Band Festival
NIU Huskie Stadium
6:30 pm Start
Saturday October 1, 2016
The Red & Black Fall Classic at Northern Illinois University’s Huskie Stadium is on Saturday October 1, 2016. This will be the 14th year the Phantom Regiment has produced a high school marching band show, and this will the 7th event in partnership with the NIU Huskie Marching Band.
All seats will be general admission, and the gates will open an hour before the start time. Tickets are only available at the stadium on the day of the event.
- Adults – $12*
- Seniors & Students – $7*
- Children 5 & under – FREE
(Prices do NOT include NIU’s Capital Improvement Fee – Add $1 to Each Ticket)
(Accessible seating available on the field only)
The stadium does NOT allow: outside food or beverage; bottles; alcohol; confetti; laser pointers; pets. The temperatures in the evening has been known to get chilly at this time of year, so be sure to come with the appropriate clothing. Blankets are OK.
5:30 PM – Gates Open
6:30 PM – Welcome & National Anthem
6:35 PM – Whitnall High School (WI), Festival Class
6:50 PM – Mukwonago High School (WI), Class 1A
7:05 PM – Sherrard High School (IL), Class 1A
7:20 PM – Waukegan High School (IL), Class 2A
7:35 PM – Metamora Township High School (IL), Class 2A
7:50 PM – Argo Community High School (IL), Class 2A
8:05 PM – INTERMISSION
8:20 PM – Yorkville High School (IL), Class 3A
8:35 PM – Valley High School (IA), Class 3A
8:50 PM – John Hersey High School (IL), Class 4A
9:05 PM – Kaneland High School (IL), Class 4A
9:20 PM – Romeoville High School (IL), Class 4A
9:35 PM – Metea Valley High School (IL), Festival Class
9:50 PM – NIU Huskie Marching Band
10:05PM – Announcement of Scores
To see the show schedule and school information on your smartphone or tablet – visit regiment.org/show
Directions and Parking
Parking is in Lot K on the NIU campus (enter off Lincoln Highway, just west of Annie Glidden Rd.), with overflow at the NIU Convocation Center Lot 2. Parking is being charged by the university and is $5. (ADA parking will be in Lot L).
This stadium is one of the best venues in the Midwest! Watch northern Illinois’ finest high school marching bands perform on state of the art turf. The turf (see picture) was just installed in 2015. Students will enjoy performing on the big stage for you in this venue.
Huskie Marching Band
An added bonus is a special performance by the Northern Illinois University Huskie Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Thomas Bough. “The Huskie Marching Band,” says Dr. Bough, “is always eager to perform, be it for the enthusiastic fans in Huskie Stadium or for the hard-working and talented high school band members that perform and compete every weekend during the fall around the state of Illinois.”
Registration is still open to attend the Red & Black Fall Classic. Click here for more information and to register!