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:

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).

TimeSchool NameDirector
9:00 AMNaperville Central High School Concert BandBrandon Estes
9:30 AMMorris Community High School Symphonic WindsJeff Muraida
10:00 AMNaperville Central High School Symphonic BandDavid Alstadt
10:30 AMNormal Community High School Symphonic BandKris Bence
11:00 AMNorthbrook Jr. High School Wind EnsembleGreg Scapillato
11:30 AMNormal Community High School Wind EnsembleLance Meadows
12:25 PMNorthern Illinois University Wind SymphonyDr. Thomas Bough
1:30 PMNaperville Central High School Wind SymphonyBrandon Estes
2:00 PMWilliam Howard Taft High School Wind EnsembleKevin Harriman
2:30 PMNaperville Central High School Wind EnsembleDavid Alstadt
3:00 PMHuntley High School Wind EnsemblePhilip Carter
3:30 PMWaukesha North High School Concert BandLansing Dimon
4:00 PMMannheim Middle School Wind EnsembleRich Paluch
4:30 PMHuntley High School Wind Ensemble BRick Rohde
5:00 PMWaukesha North High School Sym. Winds and Perc.Lansing Dimon
5:55 PMNorthern Illinois University Wind SymphonyDr. Thomas Bough
7:00 PMWaukesha North High School Wind EnsembleLansing Dimon
7:30 PMLincoln Park High School Wind SymphonyChad Smith
10:00 AMJefferson High School Wind EnsembleAustin Shoupe
10:30 AMGlenbrook North High School Freshman BandAndrew Zweibel
11:00 AMCarl Sandburg Middle School 7th Grade Concert BandMoulee Gupta
11:30 AM—- BREAK —-
12:00 PMGlenbrook North High School Symphonic BandAndrew Zweibel
12:55 PMNorthern Illinois University Wind SymphonyDr. Thomas Bough