Big Stage, Big Performances

The Red & Black Fall Classic at Northern Illinois University’s Huskie Stadium is a fantastic opporutnity to showcase your band in one of the best venues in the Midwest. Give your students the opportunity to perform on the big stage, while getting valuable feedback from nationally recognized adjudicators.

Phantom Regiment has produced a high school marching band show since 2001, and has partnered with the NIU Huskie Marching Band since 2009.

The Red & Black Fall Classic is held at one of the very best venues in the entire state of Illinois, in addition to offering:
  • BOA Adjudication System
  • Nationally Recognized Adjudicators
  • Professionally recorded DVD from top of Huskie Stadium
  • Instant Feedback Option
  • Pre-Show Clinic Option
  • Performance by NIU Huskie Marching Band

The base entry fee is $350.00. We accept school purchase orders, or you may pay online with any major credit card.

Additional Options

You have the following options available to you and your band:

  • 15-25 minute instant feedback session immediately following your performance (outside the stadium) +$150

If you prefer to mail a check, please print your completed registration form and mail it along with the check to:

Phantom Regiment
7135 Clinton Rd.
Loves Park, IL 61111

Questions? Please contact us at 815-261-1956 or [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you!

Adjudicators and clinicians will be from across the country including current & past BOA judges and Phantom Regiment design staff members. Adjudicators utilize the BOA adjudication system.

Competitive classes are based on band size (number of musicians), not school enrollment. Bands can also choose to enter in “Exhibition” (you will still receive adjudicator commentary but will not be scored).

Performance time slots in respective classes are based on the date of entry for the registration form. If you need a special time slot to accommodate other activities that day, please let us know so that we may try to accommodate your needs.

Performance order will be announced with plenty of time to plan for this event. Please keep an eye on your email and on the event listing for final performance times.

Showcase your band in one of the best venues in the Midwest

The Red & Black Fall Classic is a wonderful opportunity for your students to perform under the lights on state-of-the-art turf. Plus, your staff can benefit from feedback from some of the most well-known adjudicators in the country.

Head to the stands for a special performance by the Northern Illinois University Huskie Marching Band under the direction of Dr. Thomas Bough. “The Huskie Marching Band,” says Dr. Bough, “is always eager to perform, be it for the enthusiastic fans in Huskie Stadium or for the hard-working and talented high school band members that perform and compete every weekend during the fall around the state of Illinois.”

All seats will be general admission, and the gates will open one hour before the first performance. For ticket and schedule information, please visit the event listing below.