SEPTEMBER 16, 2013 — EVANSTON, ILL. — “We’re playing six performances in seven days,” says Daniel J. Farris, director of athletic bands at Northwestern University.
Tonight, a sold-out crowd at the United Center will welcome the Northwestern University “Wildcat” Marching Band at the Chicago Blackhawks’ 2013 Training Camp Festival. This just over a week after the Blackhawks’ Jim Cornelison sang the national anthem with the Wildcat Band during the home opener at Ryan Field.
“There will be around 90 NUMBers there to play between the action of the Blackhawks scrimmage,” says Farris. Fans with general admission tickets may enter through gates 3, 6 and 7 on Madison St. and Adams St. starting at 5 p.m. Those participating in the “Mad Dash to Madison” 5K run/10K skate event will enter at gate 2.
The first 10,000 fans to arrive at United Center will receive a Jonathan Toews bobblehead. More information about tonight’s event has been posted on the Chicago Blackhawks’ website.
“This event sells out every year,” says Farris.
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