Plainfield Invitational Concert Band Festival

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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 7th, 2020! This year's festival will be open to the first 26 bands that apply and will be scheduled according to the order of applications received in addition to the director's preference of performance time. At this time, all bands will be scheduled to perform in the Auditorium!

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: $250 / ensemble
Additional Ensembles: $200 / ensemble

Performance Format

30-minute warmup
20-minute performance
25-minute clinic with one adjudicator
Clinics will take place in the band room, performers and directors only.


Participant Information

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

PICBF Registration

Please provide the name of your performing group as it should be listed in the program
Please include your school's full mailing address
Please list only one director's email address.
We will do our best to schedule groups according to their preferences, but will give priority in the order registrations are received.
Please list the clinicians in the order of most preferred to least preferred. We will do our best to ensure that everyone has a clinic with one of their top 3 preferred educators! Also, feel free to put "anyone" if you feel that way!
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Mailing Information

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