The Phantom Regiment is excited to be hosting our 8th annual NIU Concert Band Festival at the beautiful Boutell Memorial Concert Hall on the campus of Northern Illinois University. This year’s festival takes place Friday, March 1st. 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.

Free LIVE Streaming

If you’re unable to attend in person, you can 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 link to maps below).

Each performing group will have up to 20 minutes to perform in front of you as well as our 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 School Director(s)
8:00 AM Westmont High School Symphonic Band Hank Vaughan
8:30 AM East Aurora High School Wind Ensemble Brian Liska
9:00 AM Antioch Community High School Wind Ensemble Jonathan Untch
9:30 AM William Fremd High School Symphonic Winds JT Teichert
10:00 AM William Fremd High School Concert Band Matthew Moore
10:30 AM Buffalo Grove High School Concert Band Henry Kappler
11:00 AM Antioch Upper Grade School 8th Grade Band Brendan Frank
11:30 AM Lincoln Park High School Wind Symphony Kelley Gossler
12:25 PM NIU Wind Symphony Dr. Thomas Bough
1:30 PM Rotolo Middle School Symphonic Band Keith Ozsvath
2:00 PM Carl Sandburg Middle School 7th Grade Concert Band Moulee Gupta
2:30 PM Parkside Junior High School Honor Band Jennifer Bolton
3:00 PM Hannah Beardsley Middle School Symphonic Band Scott Sampson Sampson
3:30 PM Hononegah Community High School Wind Ensemble Jeremiah Kramper
4:00 PM Wauconda High School Wind Symphony Jack Holt
4:30 PM Northbrook Jr High Wind Ensemble Greg Scapillato
5:25 PM NIU Wind Symphony Dr. Thomas Bough
6:30 PM Woodstock North High School Varsity Band Bill Kraemer-Simpson
7:00 PM Rockford East High Band Sue Funk


To sign up for our upcoming High School Marching Band competition, the Red & Black Classic, or for next year’s concert band festival, visit for more information.