Bands

2020 NCC Marching Invitational & Festival

Saturday, September 12, 2020 (Afternoon and Evening)


Be a part of Chicagoland's newest marching band tradition! Enroll your band in the 2020 NCC Marching Invitational & Festival and receive positive, educationally sound feedback from a national panel via Central States Judges Association! Take part in Illinois' first event sanctioned by the Midwest's fastest growing marching band circuit, MidStates Band Association. All philosophies of marching band are welcome, from non-competitive (Festival Class) to developing programs, to established competitors. Click the link below to learn about the many features that make the NCCMI&F right for your band! 

Lifelong Memories Begin Here

Excellence in Music | Excellence in the Liberal Arts


At North Central, band is for everyone. Because of our liberal arts philosophy and approach, students of all majors are encouraged to participate in the activities that enrich their lives. North Central College's Band Program comprises more marching, basketball, concert, color guard, and jazz band offerings than most institution in the region, regardless of size. When you factor in our very generous scholarships and world-class faculty and facilities, there's no reason why you shouldn't continue playing. Scroll down to learn more. 

Athletic Bands

Marching Band, Basketball Bands, and Color Guard


Concert Bands

Chamber Players, Concert Winds, Wind Orchestra, and Symphony Band


Chamber Ensembles

Small Ensembles For Each Instrument


Jazz Bands

Big Bands & Combos


Outreach Events

Festivals, Clinics, and Workshops