Our 4th annual concert band festival in partnership with the NIU Huskie Marching Band will be taking place on Friday February 27. The festival is nearly at capacity, if your school hasn’t signed up yet, but is interested, contact [email protected].

This year’s festival clinicians are:
– Dr. Thomas Bough, NIU Director of Athletic Bands
– Major Bryan Miller, The Air National Guard Band of the Midwest
– Steve Squires, Professor of Conducting, Roosevelt University

And our guest clinician for this year will be: Dr. Christopher Hughes, Director of Instrumental Studies and Associate Professor of Music at New Mexico State University.

High school & middle school bands will have the opportunity to perform in the beautiful Boutell Memorial Concert hall, on the campus of Northern Illinois University. The festival is a noncompetitive, educational event in a welcoming environment.

This is a free event, and parents and fans are encouraged to attend. Parking can be difficult due to the location of the concert hall, so we recommend that you arrive early so that you don’t miss the band’s performance.