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).





























































Time School Director
8:30a Morris Community High School – Symphonic Winds Jeff Muraida
9:00a Winfield Central School – Band Bob Siemienkowicz
9:30a Crystal Lake South High School – Wind Ensemble Chris Keyes
10:00a Argo Community High School – Advanced Band Megan Fitzgerald
10:30a Jefferson High School – Wind Ensemble & Concert Band Jordan Yi
11:00a Northbrook Jr High School – Wind Ensemble Greg Scapillato
11:30a Yorkville High School Bobby Vriezen
12:20p NIU Wind Symphony Dr. Thomas Bough
1:30p Bernotas Middle School – Symphonic Band Kristina Melville
2:00p Harry D. Jacobs High School – Wind Ensemble Anthony Gnutek
2:30p Bernotas Middle School – Concert Band Rick LoPresto
3:00p Rockford East High School – Wind Ensemble Susan Funk
3:30p Lake Park High School Steve Pyter
4:00p Lincoln Park High School – Wind Symphony Chad Smith
4:30p Larkin High School – Wind Ensemble Brendyn Dobbeck
5:00p Rotolo Middle School – Symphonic Band Keith Ozsvath
5:30p Metamora Township High School – Wind Ensemble Dr. Wally Parks
6:20p NIU Wind Symphony Dr. Thomas Bough
7:30p Mannheim Middle School – Wind Ensemble Rich Paluch
8:00p West Suburban Home School – Symphonic Band Karen Borow