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).

Time Band Director
9:00am Fremd High School Symphonic Winds Matthew Moore
9:30am Fremd High School Symphonic Band Sam Simpson
10:00am Mannheim Middle School Wind Ensemble Rich Paluch
10:30am Northbrook Junior High School Wind Ensemble Greg Scapillato
11:00am Winfield Central School Band Bob Siemienkowicz
11:30am Crystal Lake Central High School Keith Levin
12:25pm Northern Illinois University Wind Symphony Dr. Thomas Bough
1:30pm Bernotas Middle School Symphonic Band Kristina Melville
2:00pm Normal West High School Wind Ensemble Lisa Preston
2:30pm Bernotas Middle School Concert Band Rick LoPresto
3:00pm Batavia High School Brian Van Kley
3:30pm Morris Community High School Jeff Muraida
4:00pm Lincoln Park High School Chad Smith
4:30pm Larkin High School Wind Ensemble Brendyn Dobbeck
5:00pm Waukesha North High School Concert Band Lansing Dimon
5:55 pm Northern Illinois University Wind Symphony Dr. Thomas Bough
7:00pm Waukesha North High School Wind Ensemble Lansing Dimon
7:30pm Larkin High School Concert Band Brendyn Dobbeck
8:00pm Thornton Fractional South High School John Haney