Marching Band Invitational

Chicagoland's Newest Marching Band Tradition

Non-Competitive and Competing Bands Welcome


We sincerely thank those who enrolled for 2020. The 2021 North Central College Marching Band Invitational and Festival will be held on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021 or Saturday, October 9th, 2020. 

Please read through this page to learn more about our driving philosophies. 

The North Central College Marching Band Invitational and Festival is sanctioned by the Midstates Band Association, which utilizes highly trained and student-centered evaluators from the Central States Judges Association.

We offer:

  • Both non-competitive and competitive performance opportunities for bands of all levels and philosophies
  • Highly trained evaluators from across the U.S. for a completely unbiased and consistent evaluation
  • Chicagoland's ONLY post-show critique/Q & A with all evaluators
  • INSTANT ACCESS to comments and scores--directly to your email after you exit the field-- through CompetitionSuite software
  • Performance times based on registration date, not band size
  • Outstanding, large collegiate stadium venue with high views
  • Hospitality room for directors/staff and bus/truck drivers
  • Recording and webcast of performance
  • Excellent concession offerings
  • Adjacent ADA and spectator parking
  • Superior synthetic turf field
  • Free emergency instrument repair
  • Meticulous organization for a second-to-none experience for students, faculty, and spectators


Score Sheets

Click here to view all score sheets used by the Midstates Band Asscociation!



Please contact Dr. Sean Kelley, Director of Athletic Bands/Associate Director of Bands
630.637.5358 (office)
937.536.6394 (cell)


Midstates Band Association

Click here to learn more about MSBA!