And the Bands Play On


This Saturday DeKalb will host one of the largest Tourism events of the Fall season. 

The ultimate Marching Band Competition with performances from some of the midwest’s best high school marching bands at the 10th Annual Red & Black Fall Classic! 

Held at NIU’s Huskie Stadium on the campus of NIU, the competition includes bands from Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. 2019 marks Phantom Regiment’s 17th year hosting this annual marching band festival.

The show starts at 2:00 pm this Saturday, September 28th. For schedule, ticket prices, parking and other information, visit:

Produced in conjunction with the NIU Huskie Marching Band and sponsored by Phantom Regiment Drum Corps, the Red & Black Fall Classic includes special performances by the NIU Marching Band. 

The show will feature over 24 School Bands and over 2,500 high school performers this Saturday at the Red & Black Fall Classic!

Helping present awards at the 9:30 PM finale will be DeKalb Mayor Jerry Smith.

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