Several ensembles from the Northern Illinois University School of Music will be performing on the Community Stage at this year’s DeKalb Corn Fest. The Community Stage is located in the newly renovated (and air conditioned!) Egyptian Theatre. There is no entry fee and the concession stand and bar will be open.

Banda NIU is a new ensemble at NIU that honors the tradition of the great bandas of the western Mexican statae of Sinaloa. The most popular subgenre of regional Mexican music, Banda relies solely on an instrumentation of wind instruments (unlike Mariachi and Noteño) featuring brass, clarinets, percussion and singers. Banda NIU will kick off the Community Stage performances at 5 p.m., Friday, August 27 at 5 p.m.

NIU World Music Ensembles will perform at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 28.

The NIU Steelband plays at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, August 29, followed by Projeto Arcomusical at 1:15 p.m.

Here’s the full schedule of performances:

Friday, August 27, 2021
5:00 PM – Banda NIU
5:45 PM – Ovation Performing Arts Studio
6:30 PM – Jon Babin
7:15 PM – Huskie Hunks
8:00 PM – Jazz in Progress

Saturday, August 28, 2021
11:00 AM – Cohesion
11:45 AM – Stage Coach Players
12:30 PM – Sycamore/Rochelle Performing Arts Academy
1:15 PM – DeKalb High School Band
2:00 PM – NIU World Music Ensembles
2:45 PM – Dimensions Dance Academy
3:30 PM – CCT
4:15 PM – Ethan Larson
5:00 PM – Live Wire Brass

Sunday, August 29, 2021
11:00 AM – Kishwaukee River Boys Traditional Jazz Band
11:45 AM – Just For Kix DeKalb
12:30 PM – NIU Steelband
1:15 PM – Arcomusical
2:00 PM – Northern Illinois Dance Center
2:45 PM – Beth Fowler School of Dance
3:30 PM – NIU STEAM Demo Show