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Wheeling hosts Chicagoland Marching Band Festival on Saturday

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  • Drum Major Maggie Inman directs the Wheaton Warrenville South marching band in "Class of Dreams" at the 2012 Chicagoland Marching Band Festival.

       Drum Major Maggie Inman directs the Wheaton Warrenville South marching band in "Class of Dreams" at the 2012 Chicagoland Marching Band Festival.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Rolling Meadows High School's Danielle Sioui dances to "Bright Lights, Hot Nights" as the Mustang band plays behind her, in 2012.

       Rolling Meadows High School's Danielle Sioui dances to "Bright Lights, Hot Nights" as the Mustang band plays behind her, in 2012.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lakes Community High School marching band member Dana Even performs during the selection "There is No Good," at the 2012 show.

       Lakes Community High School marching band member Dana Even performs during the selection "There is No Good," at the 2012 show.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Jacobs High School in Algonquin color guard band members Laura Hill, Rachel Coniglio, Alison Wiggins and Anna Augustyn perform to the band number "Blue and Green Music," in 2012.

       Jacobs High School in Algonquin color guard band members Laura Hill, Rachel Coniglio, Alison Wiggins and Anna Augustyn perform to the band number "Blue and Green Music," in 2012.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
Submitted by the Wheeling Instrumental League

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.

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.

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