The NIU Concert Band Festival, presented by the Phantom Regiment is this Friday – March 1st from 9am to 3:30pm. Family, fans & friends are welcome to attend this free festival.

This is the 2nd annual concert band festival held in the beautiful Boutell Memorial Concert Hall on he campus of Northern Illinois University. The festival is open to middle and high school groups. Plus, there will be a special performance by the NIU Wind Symphony.

This is an educational non-competitive festival where the students will be heard by: Major Bryan Miller (Air National Guard Band of the Midwest), Steve Squires (Roosevelt University) and Dr. Thomas Bough (Northern Illinois University).

This event is FREE and open to the public. We only ask that you respect each groups performance by only entering the concert hall between performances. (There is a fee for parking and it’s a short walk away – so plan ahead).

Download this handy PDF file for:
– directions to the visitor parking area
– map of the music building and concert hall
– performance schedule

The performance times are:
9:00am Fremd High School Symphonic Band
9:30am Fremd High School Symphonic Winds
10:00am Mannheim Middle School
10:30am Crystal Lake South High School
11:00am Oswego East High School
11:30am Winfield/St Johns High School
12:20pm NIU Wind Symphony
1:30pm Wauconda High School Wind Ensemble
2:00pm Normal West High School
2:30pm Plainfield South High School
3:00pm Wauconda High School Concert Band

For more information on our festivals – see