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).

8:00 AMWestmont High School Symphonic BandHank Vaughan
8:30 AMEast Aurora High School Wind EnsembleBrian Liska
9:00 AMAntioch Community High School Wind EnsembleJonathan Untch
9:30 AMWilliam Fremd High School Symphonic WindsJT Teichert
10:00 AMWilliam Fremd High School Concert BandMatthew Moore
10:30 AMBuffalo Grove High School Concert BandHenry Kappler
11:00 AMAntioch Upper Grade School 8th Grade BandBrendan Frank
11:30 AMLincoln Park High School Wind SymphonyKelley Gossler
12:25 PMNIU Wind SymphonyDr. Thomas Bough
1:30 PMRotolo Middle School Symphonic BandKeith Ozsvath
2:00 PMCarl Sandburg Middle School 7th Grade Concert BandMoulee Gupta
2:30 PMParkside Junior High School Honor BandJennifer Bolton
3:00 PMHannah Beardsley Middle School Symphonic BandScott Sampson Sampson
3:30 PMHononegah Community High School Wind EnsembleJeremiah Kramper
4:00 PMWauconda High School Wind SymphonyJack Holt
4:30 PMNorthbrook Jr High Wind EnsembleGreg Scapillato
5:25 PMNIU Wind SymphonyDr. Thomas Bough
6:30 PMWoodstock North High School Varsity BandBill Kraemer-Simpson
7:00 PMRockford East High BandSue 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.