The Northern Festival of Bands, an annual honor band festival for high school band students, which typically hosts over 40 schools and over 250 individual students, will be held February 7-9, 2013. The event will feature performances by the UNI Wind Symphony and UNI Symphonic Band on Friday evening as well as Saturday afternoon’s performance featuring solo competition winners, the festival’s percussionist groups, Festival Concert Band and Festival Symphony Band. Friday’s concert is at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Saturday's concert for this event is at 2 p.m. and will be ticketed. For tickets, call 319-273-4TIX. For more information, call 319-273-2028.