Wheeling High School's 46th annual Chicagoland Marching Band Festival on Saturday, Sept. 21, will showcase 23 Midwest high school bands and the University of Illinois Marching Illini in a special performance.
As always, the Wheeling Wildcat marching Band will perform in an exhibition.
Wheeling High School stadium, Elmhurst and Hintz roads, Wheeling.
2:55 p.m. National Anthem by the Wheeling Brass
3 p.m. Lakes Community
3:15 p.m. Harry D. Jacobs
3:30 p.m. Richmond Burton Community
3:45 p.m. Wheaton Warrenville South
4 p.m. Bremen
4:30 p.m. Glenbard West
4:45 p.m. Glenbrook North
5 p.m. Lincoln-Way Central
5:15 p.m. Amos Alonzo Stagg
5:45 p.m. Alan B. Shepard
6 p.m. Lincoln Way East
6:15 p.m. Waubonsie Valley
6:30 p.m. Rolling Meadows
7 p.m. Lemont
7:15 p.m. Glenbrook South
7:30 p.m. Marian Central Catholic
7:45 p.m. Downers Grove South
8 p.m. Warren Township
8:15 p.m. Break
8:30 p.m. Elk Grove
8:45 p.m. Plainfield North
9 p.m. John Hersey
9:15 p.m. Oak Creek (Wis.)
9:30 p.m. Wheeling Wildcat Marching Band exhibition
9:45 p.m. Marching Illini
10 p.m. Awards
Competing bands will perform a wide variety of field shows, and the U of I band, "The Nation's Premier College Marching Band," will wrap up the day with a performance of their program.
Festivities begin at 3 p.m. at the high school stadium, Elmhurst and Hintz roads in Wheeling. Awards for Class A, AA and AAA bands will be given at 10 p.m. after the Marching Illini perform.
Admission is $10; $7 for students and seniors; children under 4 get in free. A $25 family ticket admits two adults and two children with a $5 charge for each additional child.
Concession stands will be available for food, drinks and snacks.
For more information, contact the Wheeling High School Band department at (847) 718-7111, or visit https://sites.google.com/site/whsbandsil/cmbf.