Welcome to the NIU Concert Band Festival hosted by Phantom Regiment and to Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, one of the best concert venues in the Midwest!

Phantom Regiment is excited to be hosting our 11th annual Concert Band Festival here at the beautiful Boutell Memorial Concert Hall on the campus of Northern Illinois University.

Today’s festival includes:

  • Nationally Recognized Clinicians
  • Professional audio recordings
  • Instant Feedback via Audio Commentary
  • Live, post-performance clinic
  • Performance by NIU Wind Ensemble

Live HD Webcast

A live high-definition webcast of your event will be provided. This webcast will be available to all network devices contingent upon location and available bandwidth. The webcast will be able to be viewed at http://niu.edu/music/come-hear-us/webcast.shtml. The webcast will be available for the duration of the live event and will not be archived in any fashion.

Today’s Schedule

Fremd High School Concert BandMatthew Moore9:30am
Fremd High School Symphonic WindsJ.T. Teichert10:00am
Harry D. Jacobs High School Wind EnsembleAnthony Gnutek10:30am
East Aurora High School Wind EnsembleBrian G. Liska & John Damor11:00am
Fenton High School Symphonic Wind EnsembleGarett George11:30am
West Aurora High School Wind SymphonyPatty Sampson12:00pm
NIU Wind Ensemble12:55pm
DeKalb High School Wind EnsembleSteven Lundin2:00pm
Morton High School Symphonic WindsCraig Hatter, Tim Gray3:00pm
DeKalb High School Concert BandSteven Lundin3:30pm
Normal West High School Wind SymphonyRyan Budzinski4:00pm

Today’s Clinicians

Inspired by quality, character, & innovation
Phantom Regiment Academy offers both in-person and virtual training opportunities with some of the best marching arts educators in the world.
Drum, Spin, Perform!
Rockford Rhythm is a youth percussion and color guard ensemble that performs at events throughout the Rockford community.

Students of all levels of drumming and color guard experience as well as all diversities, skill levels, and backgrounds are invited to learn valuable life skills and discover the joy of music.
A tradition of excellence.
Since 1956, the Phantom Regiment Drum Corps has been wowing audiences with powerful, passionate performances.

A member of the Drum Corps International elite top twelve since 1974, Phantom Regiment is a Championship (1996, 2008) caliber marching arts ensemble with some of the most accomplished Alumni in the world.
Drum Major Training Opportunities are designed for musicians and aspiring conductors from all high school & college levels.
Percussion Training Opportunities are designed for experienced and aspiring performers from all high school & college levels.
Color Guard Training Opportunities are designed for experienced and aspiring performers from all high school & college levels.