The Phantom Regiment is excited to be hosting the fourth annual NIU Concert Band Festival at the beautiful Boutell Memorial Concert Hall on the campus of Northern Illinois University. This FREE event is open to the public. Come see 18 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 cost 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).





























































8:30aMorris Community High School – Symphonic WindsJeff Muraida
9:00aWinfield Central School – BandBob Siemienkowicz
9:30aCrystal Lake South High School – Wind EnsembleChris Keyes
10:00aArgo Community High School – Advanced BandMegan Fitzgerald
10:30aJefferson High School – Wind Ensemble & Concert BandJordan Yi
11:00aNorthbrook Jr High School – Wind EnsembleGreg Scapillato
11:30aYorkville High SchoolBobby Vriezen
12:20pNIU Wind SymphonyDr. Thomas Bough
1:30pBernotas Middle School – Symphonic BandKristina Melville
2:00pHarry D. Jacobs High School – Wind EnsembleAnthony Gnutek
2:30pBernotas Middle School – Concert BandRick LoPresto
3:00pRockford East High School – Wind EnsembleSusan Funk
3:30pLake Park High SchoolSteve Pyter
4:00pLincoln Park High School – Wind SymphonyChad Smith
4:30pLarkin High School – Wind EnsembleBrendyn Dobbeck
5:00pRotolo Middle School – Symphonic BandKeith Ozsvath
5:30pMetamora Township High School – Wind EnsembleDr. Wally Parks
6:20pNIU Wind SymphonyDr. Thomas Bough
7:30pMannheim Middle School – Wind EnsembleRich Paluch
8:00pWest Suburban Home School – Symphonic BandKaren Borow