The entire Phantom Regiment organization would like to thank all of its donors for their generous gifts and support. Every dollar is critical and every contributor like you is the reason we are able to continue to provide a life-changing experience for our students as well as an entertaining show to our fans.
Note: Booster members highlighted in bold have increased their contribution from last year; denotes alumni. If we have listed you incorrectly, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we may correct it.
As the Chase Community Giving campaign comes to a close, we’d like to give thanks to the drum corps community, for uniting in support of the efforts of Carolina Crown, the Cavaliers, the Colts and Phantom Regiment. Though it doesn’t look like a drum corps will break into the top 6 prize-winning charities, the efforts by fans around the world to get out the vote have made it clear: support for drum corps runs deep.
The contest was a simple one. Vote for the charities of your choice, with the top 100 vote-getters receiving $25,000 and a shot at more. In these tough economic times, that’s not pocket change to any charity, especially not for a drum corps. In our activity, $25,000 is good for replacing an aging souvenir trailer with a new one, covering the fuel costs for almost half a season, or buying many meals for the cook truck. For one drum corps to receive a donation of that size would be impressive. For four corps to make the cut is simply outstanding.
But drum corps fans took it one step further–all four drum corps stayed in the hunt during round two, thanks to a concerted effort by the fans to get out the vote not just for their favorite corps, but for the other three in the race as well. That’s a show of solidarity that no other charities brought to the table. Drum corps fans went out and made it clear that our activity isn’t about competing against the other corps; it’s about competing with the other corps. Whether your corps colors are red and black, green or cream, every corps gets the same applause and support. It’s another way our activity is unique among the arts.
Thank you for supporting music enrichment, for supporting the performers and for supporting an activity that teaches lessons of camaraderie, excellence, hard work and sportsmanship like none other. Thank you for voting!
See you down the road this summer, From the members, volunteers, staff and management of…
Carolina Crown The Cavaliers The Colts Phantom Regiment
Our “Big Idea” for the Chase Community Giving program has been posted. As you may have heard by now, we are in the running for $1 Million! We will need your vote to secure a position in one of the top 6 to receive either $100,000 or $1MM if we are the top vote getter.
Besides the Regiment, there are 3 other corps still in the running. Since you have 5 votes in this next round, we need you to vote for ALL 4 corps! You can use your 5th vote for your favorite other charity that is still in the Chase for $1MM.
So remember to vote on Jan 15th through the 22nd for: Phantom Regiment; Carolina Crown; Cavaliers; and Legion Aires (the Colts).
Thanks to everyone who has donated to the annual “mug” campaign! It’s your support that makes Phantom Regiment possible.
(Through March 3, 2011)
$2,000 and up Robert Mitzel
$1000 to $1,999 Phantom Regiment Alumni Association Now Care Immediate Care (Greg & Judy Grubb)
$500 to $999 Ryan Tysdal Christy & Dan Vehe Ed Washburn Janet Taylor Jim & Deana Paschke Julie Slick Michael Oldemeyer Paul Holden Ray Hayes
$250 to $499 Daniel Nicholas Harold & Lucia Orcutt Anonymous Arnie & Sue Lehto Brian Stavroff Gerry & Connie Mara Judith Timpe Richard Patterson Warren & Karen Newell Donna Oakes Great Lakes Comm Mgmt Group Jeff & Jane Williamson Larry & Judith Larson Bill Petersen
$100 to $249 David & Lindsey Gilday Doug Hayes & Debbie Krebs Ron Zimmer Sharon Burks Horos Sherri Clubb Steven E Miller Jeff & Sandy Kuntzelman Mark Deany Todd Hopkins Zachary Malsom Kathleen Black Alan & Dorothy Romberg Andrew Turner Anonymous Barbara Schantzen Bill & Leah Baskin Bill Malone Bill Woods Bob & Patty Andrews Bob Joosten Bob Wittock Chuck Kenison Connie Jerrell Courtney Lawrence Dale Bentz David Olson Deborah Gaw Dorothy Romberg Doug Divelbiss Doug McGilvray Dr Carl & Suzanne Kupferer Dr Steve Young Erin Mulcahey Gary & Debbie Eagle George Hopkins Grant & Joyce Strombeck Jack Simon Jack Timmes James Dixon Jana Simpson Jason Morton Jean Henry Jeff Godtland Joe & Janie Stenger John Fulton Kathy Vehe Katie Chapman Kenneth Furlong Lee Julian Liz Sundet Lois & Harold Grueneberg Lyle Jastram Mark Hill Mark Wimmer Michael Doyle Michael Emery Michael Farrell Michael Melnick Michael Saulmon Mike & Theressa Roherty Paul & Alison Rainbow Philip & Leanna Mohr Renee Bingham Rob Keith Ron Mandernach Ronald Altaffer Russell Libby Scott Snyder Stefan Hildebrand Susan Hess Terry & Revia Maurer Thomas Moore Tim Siewert Veronica Flores Warren Pierson
$50 to $99 Edward & Phyllis Casavant J Todd Skelton Michael Pollock Chris & Krista Karabin Dave Poncar David Fisher Fred Morrison Gretchen Behimer Karl & Jill Peterson Larry Pearce Louie Valenzuela Steve Solfisburg Thomas Driscoll Tim Sailer William & Anna Torres Rhee Wright Carla Gossell David Peters Ellice Ford Brian Massa DeLynn Mull Myles Matalavage Ronnie Willis Andrea Shacklett Anne Hauser Brandon Rushing Brian Davis Calvin Daubert Carl Lind Cathryn Huch Charles Sweeny Collin Block Cynthia Sachs Dan Gould Daniel Wood David Brockway David Osman Debi Chipps Diane Vaughn Don & Susan Carlson Ed Huesing Eric Donaldson Gail & William Jindrich Griff Godwin Jason Parent Joanne Borck John Weissgarber Kathleen Buell Kim Stevens Laura Prather Liz Chinn Luke Snell Mark & Rebecca Herrmann Mark Mazzucco MaryJo Castillo McBride, Shawn Melissa Ritzman Michael Heiter Michael Miceli Naomi Piatek Philip Bajek Ray Southland Richard Heiser Robert Snyder Robert Suhina Ron Chinn Sandra Fetcho Sarah & Scott Sailer Scott Crosby Sherry Stapf-Tolisano Steve & Ginger Allmond Sunny Casarez Susan & Dennis Vaden Tara Thurlby Muscovich Terry Clark Thomas Harkins Thomas Vassek Timothy Brandt Timothy Lofaso Tom & Claudia Harris William Stalzer A Fred & Roxanne Lenway Aaron Ozminski Anonymous Anonymous Beth Vinson Bob & Judy Cross Carol Brands Cliff & Joan Gray Curtis Matlin Donald & Susan Pelka Ellen McHugh Freddy & Lynda Martin Jack & Barbara Simon Jean Flink Jeff Schroeder Jerry Connolly Jim & Sharon Hess Judson Dulmage Karlen Crane Keith & Bonnie Klemp Laurie Crawford Leo & Lorraine Verstraete Lori Hellenga Mark Faucher Marlyn Gonzales Marilyn Wallen Maxine Bickner Mike Green Pat Fiordelisi Peggy Stolberg Peter Saar Phyllis Gallano Theresa Morelli Tommy & Kay Rabon
Up to $49 Gary Tollers Bob Pantaliano Gerald Renner Harry Condon Jo Blatcher Thomas & Harriet Walker Aileen Glasscoe Amy Huber Betty Fortner Brian Kirste Carolyn Legg Charles Taylor Darlene Schoepski David Wight Dietmar & Susan Puetz Gerald & Nancy Follmar Jay & Patricia Bach Jerome Pelan Joel & Ann Toupin John Van Wagner Judi Farrell-Booth Laura Fanning Lois Harchanko Maricelie Garcia Mark Sopjes Martin & Jean Czerniewski Michael Madden Michelle Rojo Myron Rosander Pat Bolstad Peter Loehle Peter Lonsway Phil & Linda Crowell PJ Galant Ramiro Martinez Shirley Hursh Steve Solfisburg Susan Palmer Susan Risley The Greer Family Tim Griffin & Susan Drow Vicki Drury Adams WI Brandstetter Barbara Kober Delores Dekko Jim Heitz Larry & Betty O’Neal Linda LaMarca Lorette Post Marilyn Renner Robert & Pamela Kieper Scott Tesar Tim Hooper Ann Cofer & Daniel Grass Christopher & Allison Atkinson Roberta Cook Bryan Lamb C Faye Pape Gary Barnard Jessica McNair Lucille Gehring Marvin Peterson Scott Woodford Bill Schaefer Jamie Karcesky Sparling Janice Wojak Jeremy Stenger
2010 Phantom Regiment Board of Directors (The board pledged to match donations received from Sept. 1-30 up to $20,000) Tim Farrell, President Dana Pelan, Vice President Mark Patterson, Treasurer Greg Newell, Secretary John Baumgartner Glen Brough Jeff Hassan Joe Hickey Barb Janowski Chuck McCurdy Barb Pelan Dan Richardson Ron Schulz Jim Wren
Michael joined the trumpet section of the Boston Symphony and the Boston Pops at age 24 in July, 2010. Michael was educated at Northwestern University where he received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in trumpet performance studying with Barbara Butler and Charles Geyer. Michael has performed with orchestras across the country and around the world including the Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, and Chicago Symphonies, the Seoul and Malaysian Philharmonics and with the Tanglewood Music Center, Pacific Music Festival and Grand Tetons Music Festival orchestras. From 2006 to 2009, Michael was a regular member with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the training orchestra of the Chicago Symphony. A champion of new music, Michael has also performed with acclaimed contemporary music groups Eighth Blackbird and the Pacifica Quartet and has also performed with members of the Chicago Symphony as part of their “MusicNow” series at the Harris Theatre.
In addition to being the first brass player in 25 years to win the Northwestern University Concerto Competition, in 2006 Michael was also the winner of the National Trumpet Competition in Washington, D.C. and was subsequently invited to perform at the Kennedy Center representing Northwestern University as part of “The Conservatory Project”, an initiative aimed at highlighting the nation’s most promising up-and-coming performers.
An award-winning composer, Michael studied composition at Northwestern University and arranging and orchestration at the University of Chicago with renowned conductor and orchestrator Cliff Colnot. Michael has been commissioned by members of the Atlanta, Boston and Chicago Symphonies and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Michael is also an active composer and arranger of orchestral and wind music and is currently the writer/arranger for several BOA and non-BOA competitive marching bands around the country.
Michael has been a finalist for positions in the Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, and San Francisco symphonies as well as the Cleveland Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic. Michael is currently on faculty at Boston University and the New England Conservatory.
Matt Kleopfer is in his first year of graduate school at Wichita State Univesity with an emphasis in instrumental conducting. After receiving his bachelors degree in music education from Washburn University, he served as the instrumental director at Oakley High School. Matt began his drum corps career with the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps as a member in 2005. From 2007 through 2009 he served as a member of the brass staff teaching mellophone, contra and trumpet. As a member of the Regiment Brass Staff, Matt plans to teach trumpet for the summer of 2010.