The Phantom Regiment is excited to be hosting the fifth annual NIU Concert Band Festival at the beautiful Boutell Memorial Concert Hall on the campus of Northern Illinois University on Friday March 4th starting at 9am. This FREE event is open to the public. Come see 17 high school & middle schools perform, with two special performance from the NIU Wind Symphony.

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).

9:00amFremd High School Symphonic WindsMatthew Moore
9:30amFremd High School Symphonic BandSam Simpson
10:00amMannheim Middle School Wind EnsembleRich Paluch
10:30amNorthbrook Junior High School Wind EnsembleGreg Scapillato
11:00amWinfield Central School BandBob Siemienkowicz
11:30amCrystal Lake Central High SchoolKeith Levin
12:25pmNorthern Illinois University Wind SymphonyDr. Thomas Bough
1:30pmBernotas Middle School Symphonic BandKristina Melville
2:00pmNormal West High School Wind EnsembleLisa Preston
2:30pmBernotas Middle School Concert BandRick LoPresto
3:00pmBatavia High SchoolBrian Van Kley
3:30pmMorris Community High SchoolJeff Muraida
4:00pmLincoln Park High SchoolChad Smith
4:30pmLarkin High School Wind EnsembleBrendyn Dobbeck
5:00pmWaukesha North High School Concert BandLansing Dimon
5:55 pmNorthern Illinois University Wind SymphonyDr. Thomas Bough
7:00pmWaukesha North High School Wind EnsembleLansing Dimon
7:30pmLarkin High School Concert BandBrendyn Dobbeck
8:00pmThornton Fractional South High SchoolJohn Haney