Chicagoland Marching Band Festival
Wheeling, Illinois

The Chicagoland Marching Band Festival (CMBF) hosted by Wheeling High School is Chicago's longest running marching band festival and is now celebrating their 49th year.


General admission prices: $12.00 Adults/$8.00 Students & Senior Citizens. Family plan is 2 adults/4 children for $30.00. Competing band members must have their hand stamped upon arrival at the festival for admission to the stadium.

Participating Bands

Class 1A
3:00 PM: McHenry
3:15 PM: Grant Community
3:30 PM: Niles West
3:45 PM: H.D. Jacobs
4:00 PM: Lakes Community
4:15 PM: Dwight D. Eisenhower

4:30 PM: Break

Class 2A
4:45 PM: William Howard Taft
5:00 PM: Thornton Fractional South
5:15 PM: Alan B. Shepard
5:30 PM: Waukegan
5:45 PM: Prairie Ridge

6:00 PM: Break

Class 2A
6:15 PM: Glenbrook North
6:30 PM: Rolling Meadows
6:45 PM: United Township
7:00 PM: Elk Grove
7:15 PM: Fremd

7:30 PM: Awards

Class 3A
8:00 PM: Glenbard West

8:15 PM: Crystal Lake Central

Class 3A
8:30 PM: Mundelein
8:45 PM: Glenbrook South

9:00 PM: Break

Class 3A
9:15 PM: Warren Township
9:30 PM: Waubonsie Valley
9:45 PM: Prospect

10:00 PM: Wheeling

10:15 PM: Awards


Mike Malek – Director of Bands

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