Welcome

Falcon Fest 2016 is here and we very excited to host your band, students and families at Wheaton North High School. Thank you to the scores of volunteer parents from your school who support your band and traveled to our competition to enjoy a day of music by high schools from the area. Our goal is to celebrate student musicians, their very hard work and host your time with us to the best of our ability.

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Spectators
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Student Music

Parking

We have a limited amount of spectator parking. The lots on the West and North sides of the school will be used for buses and are not available for parking. Spectators can park in front of the school on Thomas or on a limited number of surrounding side streets, please note there is NO street parking South of the school on the neighboring streets. Various area businesses have allowed spectators to park in their lots. Some suggestions are included on the map.

Buses & Trucks

Please arrive at the campus from Geneva Road turning South onto Gary and left onto Thomas at the stoplight. AVOID traveling through downtown Wheaton, it’s the “train capital” of DuPage County.

Arrival Registration

You will be directed to enter the West entrance to the bus drop off lane in front of the school. Proceed to the registration area at the far east end of that driveway. At the Registration table you will meet your hosts, receive a registration packet, which will include a school map, performance schedule, wristbands for staff ONLY, and any other related information. Registration can also except payment for the contest in the form of check if applicable.

Band Staff

Band Staff are anyone working directly with students on the band's production. Staff will be issued YELLOW wristbands by the participating band's director. The director receives staff wristbands upon arrival in their packet. Staff are welcome to take a break and have a complementary drink or snack in our hospitality room.

Judges

  • General Effect Music:John Apple
  • General Effect Music:Tim Yontz
  • General Effect Visual:Brad Tilley
  • Music Performance Ensemble:Pete Griffin
  • Music Performance Individual:Mike Madonia
  • Visual Performance Ensemble:Mike Marcantano
  • Visual Performance Individual:Michal Lisowyj
  • Percussion:Adam Hill
  • Auxiliary:Chuck Cummings
  • Drum Majors:Morgan Lanahan
  • Timing & Penalties:Kurt Makaryk

Chaperones & Field Helpers

Chaperones are adults responsible for students throughout the entire event. Chaperones, equipment field helpers and students will receive a blue sharpie "F" on inside of their wrist. The blue entry marker permits access to visitor stands and overflow seating only. Entry marks will occur on your buses by your Wheaton North host prior to exiting the bus.