The 2nd annual NIU Concert Band Festival presented by the Phantom Regiment took place on Friday March 1st, 2013. In it’s first two years, the festival has doubled in size. This year’s performances by all the groups were outstanding.

This year’s clinicians were: Major Bryan Miller (Air National Guard Band of the Midwest), Steve Squires (Roosevelt University), Henry Kappler (Northern Illinois University) and Dr. Thomas Bough (Northern Illinois University).

The Regiment is proud to be able to provide such a great opportunity for local schools to perform in the beautiful Boutell Memorial Concert Hall on the campus of Northern Illinois University. (We also provide an opportunity for high school marching bands to perform in NIU’s Huskie Stadium in our Red & Black Fall Classic).

We would like to express our gratitude to all of the schools (middle school and high schools) that participated. Plus, we would like to thank all of the great volunteers who helped to make it a great day for everyone involved.

Of course, we are grateful for the clinicians for offering their expertise to all of the participating schools!

For more information about our educational and competitive festivals – visit

To see photos from this years concert band festival – visit our Facebook album.