The Phantom Regiment is excited to be hosting our sixth annual NIU Concert Band Festival at the beautiful Boutell Memorial Concert Hall on the campus of Northern Illinois University. This year’s festival has bee extended to two days – Friday, March 3th & Saturday, March 4th. 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 will be available this year!
New in 2017 will be the ability to 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 maps below)
Each performing group will have up to 20 minutes to perform in front of you as well as our adjudicators and 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||Naperville Central High School Concert Band||Brandon Estes|
|9:30 AM||Morris Community High School Symphonic Winds||Jeff Muraida|
|10:00 AM||Naperville Central High School Symphonic Band||David Alstadt|
|10:30 AM||Normal Community High School Symphonic Band||Kris Bence|
|11:00 AM||Northbrook Jr. High School Wind Ensemble||Greg Scapillato|
|11:30 AM||Normal Community High School Wind Ensemble||Lance Meadows|
|12:25 PM||Northern Illinois University Wind Symphony||Dr. Thomas Bough|
|1:30 PM||Naperville Central High School Wind Symphony||Brandon Estes|
|2:00 PM||William Howard Taft High School Wind Ensemble||Kevin Harriman|
|2:30 PM||Naperville Central High School Wind Ensemble||David Alstadt|
|3:00 PM||Huntley High School Wind Ensemble||Philip Carter|
|3:30 PM||Waukesha North High School Concert Band||Lansing Dimon|
|4:00 PM||Mannheim Middle School Wind Ensemble||Rich Paluch|
|4:30 PM||Huntley High School Wind Ensemble B||Rick Rohde|
|5:00 PM||Waukesha North High School Sym. Winds and Perc.||Lansing Dimon|
|5:55 PM||Northern Illinois University Wind Symphony||Dr. Thomas Bough|
|7:00 PM||Waukesha North High School Wind Ensemble||Lansing Dimon|
|7:30 PM||Lincoln Park High School Wind Symphony||Chad Smith|
|10:00 AM||Jefferson High School Wind Ensemble||Austin Shoupe|
|10:30 AM||Glenbrook North High School Freshman Band||Andrew Zweibel|
|11:00 AM||Carl Sandburg Middle School 7th Grade Concert Band||Moulee Gupta|
|11:30 AM||—- BREAK —-|
|12:00 PM||Glenbrook North High School Symphonic Band||Andrew Zweibel|
|12:55 PM||Northern Illinois University Wind Symphony||Dr. Thomas Bough|