Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau partnering with the YMCA and RAVE in hopes of bringing free concerts to Davis Park in 2016, public vote to help decide winners.
Rockford is now in the running to host a 10-week live music series in downtown Rockford during the summer of 2016, and the community will help play a role in making it happen.
Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with its grant application partners the YMCA of the Rock River Valley and the Rockford Area Venues & Entertainment Authority, hopes to qualify as one of the 15 winning organizations competing in the Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards, sponsored by Levitt Pavilions, the national nonprofit behind the largest free concert series in America.
A successful campaign for Rockford depends on community participation to get as many online votes as possible to bring the concert series to town. Community support, as measured by the number of online votes received, will be one of the key factors when Levitt Pavilions selects the 15 winners.
Online public voting ends Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. Central Time. The Top 25 finalists will be selected through online public voting. Levitt Pavilions will then review the proposals of these 25 finalists and the 15 Levitt AMP winners will be announced on January 5, 2016.
Help bring free, live music to Rockford! Vote Rockford for a #LevittAMP grant award, which will provide up to $25K in matching funds to produce an outdoor concert series at Davis Park in Rockford in 2016. Voting ends November 30, so sign up at Levittamp.org and help us win this great prize for the community.
“Merry and Bright: a downtown holiday” returns on Saturday November 28, 2015 with Stroll on State! Stroll on State is a spectacular holiday event to attend with your family and friends to get you in the holiday spirit. There are plenty of activities to do, decorations to see, and delicious food to eat at this event to celebrate the holiday season downtown. The event runs from 3p to 9p on Saturday.
The Phantom Regiment will have a small brass ensemble perform as well! We’re excited and honored to be able to take part in this great city event. We will have a small brass ensemble perform at 4:15p at Memorial Hall, and then again at 5:00p on the main stage located at State & Main streets.
For those looking to do some holiday gift shopping, we will also have our merchandise booth at the “Holiday Market” located in the parking lot of Memorial Hall. Our Black Friday through Cyber Monday pricing will be in effect…so you can get that perfect gift for the Regiment phan at 30% off!
For all you parents in town for our brass & conductor auditions, this is a perfect way to spend your Saturday from 3p to 9p.
You don’t have to stand in line on Black Friday…nor do you have to wait until Friday to get our deals!
Shop now through Cyber Monday to get the perfect Regiment gift for that phan in your life! Shop now & get 30% off almost everything in our store. Plus, if you spend more than $100, you can get FREE SHIPPING too!
The Phantom Regiment is so very thankful for all the love & support we get from our phans! On this Thanksgiving Day, we give thanks to all of you who help us provide a life-changing experience for so many young people.
Thank you to all of our donors, volunteers, staff, supporters and to the countless number of students that participate in our programs.
May your life be filled with good things to be thankful for as ours are filled with thankfulness for you!
The Phantom Regiment continues to succeed on and off the field thanks to many people. Those include our phenomenal volunteers, our great educational staff, and of course, the wonderful young people who participate in our programs. But, the main reason for our success is because of our heroes. Those heroes are YOU!
After a successful capital campaign to build a new equipment trailer, some of our other fundraising campaigns have fallen short this year. We hope to make up some of that in our annual year-end campaign.
Do you have questions about our upcoming 2016 Phantom Regiment auditions? Then be sure to mark your calendar to join us on our first blab!
We will be live on Tuesday, November 10th at 8:00pm Central. You will see and hear from our caption heads: Christian Carichner (brass); Derrick Shannon (percussion); John Leonard (color guard); and Will Schulze (visual). They will give a brief overview of the audition process and answer as many questions as possible.
What is a “Blab”? Blab.im is a live-streaming video platform that allows us to host our own live video conference. Blab is currently available on desktop and iOS (Android is coming soon). If you are joining us via the desktop, you’ll need a Firefox or Chrome browser.
Anyone can tune in and watch the conference live as it’s happening. But if you want to participate, you’ll need to sign in with your Twitter account. Viewers can participate by using the right panel to chat and the left panel to tweet. Viewers can ask questions that our panel of experts will answer for you.
We will see you (well, you’ll see us) on Tuesday, November 10th at 8pm Central!