Plainfield Invitational Concert Band Festival

The Plainfield Central High School Bands and the PCHS Band Boosters are excited to host the Plainfield Invitational Concert Band Festival (PICBF) on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024! 

PICBF is a non-competitive festival where the focus is on growth rather than competition and ranking. Every ensemble will receive written and recorded commentary from a panel of three evaluators and a clinic with one of those three evaluators as well as a ‘clean’ recording of their performance from Don Harkins Recording.
While we know you’ll want to bring many of your own percussion accessories to compliment your performance selections, PICBF provides a full complement of percussion equipment that you may use for the festival to minimize what needs to be packed and transported. Please plan to bring your own implements to play all percussion instruments, but we’ll have some equipment there for backup “just in case”.

As confirmation of your participation, you will receive an invoice at the provided email address to use to process payment with your school’s business office. 

First Ensemble Registration: $300 / ensemble
Additional Ensembles: $250 / ensemble

2024 Attending Ensembles

We’ll let you know when registration is open!

2024 Featured Ensemble

Illinois State University Symphonic Winds, Mack Wood, Conductor


  • 30-minute warm up
  • 20-minute performance
  • 35-minute clinic
  • Recorded comments delivered digitally
  • Written comments delivered via email within the hour of your performance
  • Framed Certificate for every performing band

Participant Info

Participating Bands – Please use the resources below to ensure that you, your students, and their parents all have a great experience at PICBF!

Mailing Info

Plainfield Central Band Boosters
C/O: PICBF Registration
P.O. Box 561
Plainfield, IL 60544

Future Dates

March 2, 2024
March 8, 2025

2024 Panel of Clinicians

Rodney Dorsey
Indiana University

Michael Haithcock
University of Michigan
Mark Heidel
University of Iowa
Erica Neidlinger
DePaul University
Alicia Neil
Eastern Illinois University

College (of Music) Fair

We’ll be featuring a College (of Music) Fair in the cafeteria and will list the colleges available here as information becomes available! If you’re interested in a booth at our college fair, please visit the College (of Music) Fair Page.

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