However you know the show, whether it be: The Rockford Show, Homecoming, Boylan, Show of Shows, The Home Show, it’s still our annual alumni homecoming!
The Phantom Regiment has performed at Boylan Stadium reaching as far back as 1969. Originally those performances included half-time shows for the Rockford Rams semi-pro football team mixed together with a few competitions run by Rockford’s 4th of July committee. The first Show of Shows operated by the Phantom Regiment was held there in 1976.
The show has grown over the years to be more than just a drum corps competition. Year after year, it’s the one chance our alumni, staff and volunteers have to reconnect with the their past and stand again on the same ground that has hosted the corps nearly every year for over 40 years.
This year is extra special as the Regiment will be celebration its 60th Anniversary! We’re inviting all alumni to come home and perform with the Phantom Regiment one more time! Read below for more details.
Boylan Stadium in Rockford, Illinois will once again play host to the Phantom Regiment’s Show of Shows on Saturday July 9, 2016, part of an exciting weekend of interactive alumni happenings. Scheduled events include the annual kickoff & 60th anniversary party and opportunities for interaction between corps members and alumni, former staff, volunteers and cadet corps alumni.
The Alumni Performance is available to past marching members of the Phantom Regiment or Phantom Regiment Cadets/Phantom Legion (Friday and Saturday rehearsals mandatory). Bb/F Marching Brass, Battery Percussion (snare, quads, bass, cymbals – no front ensemble), Color guard (flags and rifles).
Alumni who are unable or choose not to perform with the Brass, Percussion or Color Guard can still be part of the performance by joining the American Guard (Saturday Rehearsals only). All performance fees still apply.
60th Anniversary Party is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend!
Friday, July 8, 2016 – Tebala Event Center – 7910 Newburg Rd. Rockford, IL
||60th Anniversary Party
(Happy hour 6:30; Buffet dinner 7:30)
Saturday, July 9, 2016 – Boylan Catholic High School – 4000 St. Francis Dr. Rockford, IL
||Section Rehearsal (mandatory)
||Lunch with the Regiment (ticket required)
||Watch Regiment Rehearsal (optional)
||VIP Barbecue Dinner (optional)
||Show of Shows starts (tentative start time)
Alumni performance following announcement of scores (actual time: TBA)
PRAA Hospitality Tent re-opens after performance
$225 Performance Fee includes:
- Lunch with Phantom Regiment (Saturday)
- Michael Cesario designed, FJM,Inc. Uniform Top – Measurements necessary for registration (Performers will supply their own black pants and shoes (brass & percussion), or black leggings and shoes (color guard)
- Ticket to Show of Shows
- PRAA 2016 Membership
- Name Badge & Lanyard
- 60th Anniversary Party (Friday)
- Special Alumni VIP Package (includes Barbecue Dinner before show, PR Lanyard, Seat Cushion)
- Phantom Regiment Dog Tags
- Performance Flag (one of the actual silks used in performance)
- Additional tickets to 60th Anniversary Party
- Additional Show of Shows tickets for guests
- Additional Lunch tickets for guests
Music: Two Medleys of Phantom Regiment Favorites, tentatively including:
- 1812 Overture
- Nessun Dorma
- Shostakovich Sym. 5
- Fire of Eternal Glory
To be followed by a special performance of Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral with the 2016 Phantom Regiment.
- Sheet music will be emailed soon.
- Guard work will be distributed via YouTube video in the spring.
- There will be no drill but there will be field entry (to concert formation) and perhaps some restaging. (This will all be taught in Rockford.)
Every alumni who RSVP’s in advance will have a name badge showing which years they marched.
ALL alumni who will be attending the Show of Shows are encouraged to RSVP via the Homecoming page link below, no matter if you plan to perform in the alumni corps or how you are receiving your tickets to the show (i.e. booster club, previously purchased tickets, etc). We will make name badges for all that RSVP in advance.
This Homecoming page can also be used to buy: specially priced tickets to the Show of Shows, BBQ dinner passes, tickets to the kickoff & 60th anniversary party, & tickets to the lunch with the corps.
*** Registration for all events are now closed ***
To purchase tickets to the Show of Shows – visit: regiment.org/rockford
Booster Club Members
If you’re an annual member of the booster club at a level that comes with a few of the best seats in the house, you’ll still get those tickets if you sign up again for the 2015 Booster Club at www.regiment.org/boosterclub. But to receive all the items for alumni homecoming, or just to have your name badge created (alumni only), remember to sign up at www.regiment.org/homecoming. (If you have a question about your renewal date – contact us.)
We look forward to welcoming Phantom Regiment Alumni from all over the country and the world to celebrate 60 years of tradition, success and never ending friendships!