Lea Conrad, 4th year member, was awarded the Diane Thompson-Wells scholarship at the Show of Shows this past July.
Diane Thompson-Wells was a long time supporter of the Phantom Regiment, as well as a member off its Board of Directors. Her services to the Board included Treasurer and Board President (1997). She was very passionate for the organization and its students. Diane passed away in 2000. A scholarship was created in her name to help support the educational goals of the Regiment’s members.
The Chevron Award was created in 1991 for the purpose of honoring those who have made a significant impact on Phantom Regiment. Past winners have included corps directors, board members, instructors and volunteers. It is Phantom Regiment’s highest honor.
This year’s year’s honoree is a more than 10-year volunteer on the kitchen trailer as a member of the food crew. This gentleman began volunteering his summer vacation time when his son marched in the late 1990s. After his son aged out in 2000, he continued to offer his time. And, now that he’s retired, that amount of time has gotten bigger and bigger.
In addition to his dedication and hard work, he can always be counted on to offer a smile and positive words.
Phantom Regiment is honored to present the Chevron Award to Dieter Orkisz.
It’s hard to believe but the end of the season is fast approaching! If you still haven’t gotten your tickets to the DCI Championships in the Phantom Regiment block, now is your last time to order them. We will be taking orders through 12p cst Wednesday, July 28th.
We are still offering 9 different ticket packages and while we cannot request where the tickets will be in the stadium, we will get the best available and you will be sitting with other Phantom Phans!
All tickets will be mailed to you via US First Class Mail and will be sent to you as soon as we get them back from DCI. If you need to have the tickets sent to you via 2 Day FedEx, that can be arranged for an extra $25 charge. Please make a note of any requests in the comments section before placing your order.
The Phantom Regiment Alumni Association is pleased to announce that its 2010 inductee to the Phantom Regiment Heritage Plaque is current Regiment Board President, Tim Farrell.
Tim has had a long involvement with the Phantom Regiment organization, dating back to October 1971 when he joined the brass section of the corps as a baritone player. Tim’s brothers, Dan and Jack, and his sister, Molly, also were Regiment members. Tim’s wife, Lisa, is also an alumnus of the Corps. Tim marched with the Corps until 1975. He was later a program coordinator and a brass staff member for the Phantom Regiment Cadets.
Tim’s most significant achievement with the organization has been as a member of Phantom Regiment Board of Directors. He joined the board in October 1986 and has continued to serve on the board ever since. Tim has served two different terms as President of the Board. The first term ran from 1992 through 1996. He was elected as President of the Board again in 2000 and still continues to serve in that position. The Farrell name has long been associated with Phantom Regiment Board of Directors. Tim’s father, the late Ken Farrell, also served a term as President of the Board. Ken Farrell was inducted onto the Heritage Plaque in 1999. Tim was President of the Board during the 1996 and 2008 DCI National Championship-winning years and was part of the management team that negotiated the organization’s debt retirement in 2007.
The Phantom Regiment Heritage Plaque was created to honor individuals who have made a lasting contribution to the success of the Phantom Regiment. The Phantom Regiment and the Phantom Regiment Alumni Association would like to congratulate Tim on his achievements with the organization and on his induction to the Heritage Plaque.
The annual Show of Shows is Sunday, July 18 at Boylan High School Stadium, but the night before, we’ll be celebrating all things Phantom Regiment with friends family at Players Pizza Pub. It’s just a few blocks north of the stadium.
$5 admission/donation at the door to support the Phantom Regiment. Plus, Players Pizza will donate a portion of the night’s sales to the Regiment. Once you enter, your hand will be stamped so they know you’re part of the Phamily party!
The party will include: – Silent auction – Drum corps music and videos – Old PR memorbilia – Catching up with phamily and friends – An outdoor area with bag toss court.
Great food and drinks will be as the bar & restaurant will have a full menu available.
By purchasing your admission in advance, you’ll be entered to win a door prize during the night! Once your order is placed and paid, your name (as entered) on the order will be on the guest lists.
Who: All family, friends & fans of the Phantom Regiment. Children are welcome.
Advance sales for Show of Shows taking place on Sunday July 18 7pm are now over. BUT, you can still avoid long lines on Sunday by coming to the Show of Shows Kickoff Party Saturday night.
There is an admission fee of $5 but it all goes to the Regiment. Come join Regiment alusm, family, and friends as we rekindle old friendships and stories as we get ready for the show on Sunday.
Tickets will be available for purchase as well as pick up for those that have already purchased them. Here’s your last chance to get your tickets before Sunday. Remember that the majority of the stadium is reserved seating, so get your tickets early before the best seats run out.
The Phantom Regiment Phamily is deeply saddened to learn that former Regiment member, Kevin Nesmith, passed away Sunday morning after a brief illness. Kevin was an important member of the Regiment Organization from the late 1960s through the early 1990s. He marched in the French Horn section from 1968 through 1972. From 1973 to 1977, Kevin was the Lead Conductor/Drum Major for the Regiment. After he aged out, he served many different roles for the Corps. In the late 1970s he was on the visual staff. He later served as Assistant Director for the Regiment during Mark Glasscoe’s term as Corps Director. In the mid-1980s Kevin began serving on the Phantom Regiment Board of Directors. One of Kevin’s biggest contributions to the Organization during this time was to over-see the construction of the Regiment’s first (and so far only) food truck, which made its debut in 1988.
Kevin was a very passionate person, who loved the Corps and is fondly remembered by all of the members, staff and volunteers who worked with him. Kevin leaves behind three sons, Nick, Chris and Zach, and one daughter, Rachel.
A visitation is planned from 5-7 pm on Wednesday at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, 1860 S. Mulford Rd. in Rockford. Funeral services are planned for Thursday at 10 am at St. Peter’s Cathedral, 1243 N. Church St., also in Rockford.