About the festival
The 2019 Festival dates are Friday, April 12, 2019 and Saturday, April 13, 2019.
The Prairie State Band Festival has been designed from the ground up to be an outstanding performance experience and an exemplary learning opportunity for middle school bands.
Each performing ensemble receives:
30-minute performance slot on the stage of Wentz Hall
30-minute clinic for the winds with a nationally-recognized music educator
30-minute clinic for the percussion with a nationally-recognized music educator
high-quality audio recording of the performance
recorded comments from three adjudicators for winds
recorded comments from a percussion adjudicator
The fee for each performing ensemble is $250.
Festival Site Host
Dr. Sean Kelley
Associate Director of Bands
Director of Athletic Bands
North Central College
The Music Department of North Central College
Traughber Jr High, Oswego, IL
Rotolo Middle School, Batavia, IL
Northbrook Jr High, Northbrook, IL
Plainfield Central High School, Plainfield, IL
MASTERS OF CEREMONIES
Zion-Benton Township H.S., Zion, IL
Plainfield Central H.S. (retired), Plainfield, IL