This the historical page for the 2023 Chicagoland Invitational Concert Band Festival. Please visit the 2024 Chicagoland Invitational Concert Band Festival page.

We hope you will join us on Saturday, April 15, 2023, for the 22nd Annual Chicagoland Invitational Concert Band Festival. This event will feature middle and high school bands, as well as a featured collegiate ensemble. This year we are pleased to announce that the Elmhurst University Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. James Hile, will be performing at the festival.

The focus of this Festival is to provide students with a high-quality, educational music experience in a non-competitive environment. Students are given the opportunity to improve both technical and musical skills through experiences with widely respected music professionals.

The exceptional performances, pride in their accomplishments, and passion for their craft will make this event truly memorable for both the musicians and the audience.

Pre-Festival opportunities

Festival details