Woodwind and Brass Rehearsal and DCI Show 

We’ll have one rehearsal at the Music Building this summer, on Sat., July 9, from 1-4 p.m. Later that evening, we’ll perform the National Anthem at Huskie Stadium during the DCI show.

Confirm your attendance at the rehearsal and DCI show.


Arrive at 12:45 p.m. to meet your section leader. We’ll rehearse outside on the west side of the Music Building, so bring your water bottle, hat, sunscreen, bug spray, etc. After rehearsal ends at 4 p.m., we’ll provide pizza, salad and water.

At 6:15 p.m., we’re due at Huskie Stadium for a sound check and dress rehearsal for our performance of the National Anthem at the DCI show.

At 7 p.m., the DCI show begins. We’ll provide tickets for Marching Band members. Parents, family and friends will need to buy their own tickets.

The show will end at approximately 10 p.m. Make plans to travel safely to and from your home for the event, if you plan to attend.  

NIU Instruments

If you need an NIU trombone, euphonium, mellophone or sousaphone, please arrive at rehearsal between 12:15 and 12:30 p.m. to check out the instrument. There is a $50 rental fee for any NIU instrument. Please make checks or money orders payable to NIU. Cash is reluctantly accepted. Credit cards are not accepted. Or, make an appointment to check out an instrument after July 5 by contacting band@niu.edu.

If you’re using an NIU instrument, you must provide your own mouthpiece. View mouthpiece recommendations.

Materials to Print

Visit the music library and print the following materials:

  • National Anthem
  • Flexibility for Band
  • Scale Fluency in Bb
  • Natural Lip Slurs
  • Huskie Fight Song
  • Hail to the Huskies (2020 edition)

Start practicing now and bring the materials to rehearsal. Your section leader can answer any questions about part assignments.

Dress Code

The dress code for those performing the National Anthem is khaki shorts and an NIU Marching Band T-shirt. We’ll provide T-shirts on the day of the event.    

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