King Marching Brass
In 2003 Phantom Regiment debuted the newest line of King Marching Brass instruments through a wonderful relationship with Conn-Selmer (A Steinway Company), the world’s largest music instrument manufacturer. This new line of brass instruments was custom designed through a collaboration of Phantom Regiment brass staff members and Conn-Selmer craftsmen. The King horns have certainly been a key ingredient as we have moved our brass program back to the elite Top 3, last year being only .4 from the high brass trophy at the DCI Championships.
In 2004 the Blue Knights and Carolina Crown added King Marching Brass to their lines and this year Boston Crusaders, Southwind and Magic are also playing with King horns. King also was the instrument of choice for former DCI champion Star of Indiana. Regiment brass arranger J.D. Shaw performs on C.G. Conn instruments (partner line to King marching brass) and can be heard on tour with Boston Brass. For more information log on to www.conn-selmer.com.
Pearl Drums/Adams Percussion
One of our longest relationships has been with Pearl Drums, which also handles North American distribution of Adams melodic percussion.
Since the addition of Paul Rennick to our percussion and design team (himself a long-time Pearl artist) the Regiment drum line has moved into the ranks of elite programs, attracting the finest collegiate marching percussionists in the world. Our drum program is setting new standards each season, and Pearl has the quality that these musicians demand. The richness and depth of Pearl/Adams top-line instruments is a perfect match for our legendary sound. Check out www.pearldrum.com for a complete product line listing.
Fans young and old were thrilled to see the Phantom Regiment return to the breath-taking all-white uniform. This was made possible through a partnership with Stanbury Uniform Co. of Brookfield, Mo.
At 80 years old, Stanbury is the largest marching band and drum corps uniform provider in the nation. With both washable and fully constructed product lines and a hands-on national sales force, some of the biggest collegiate and high school programs have been long-time Stanbury customers. Providers of Star Of Indiana’s unique uniforms, Stanbury now provides uniforms for Phantom Regiment, Bluecoats and Blue Stars as well BOA award-winning Avon (Ind.) High School, Michigan State University and hundreds of other programs nationwide. For a CD-ROM catalog, contact Stanbury at 1-800-826-2246.
The Band Hall guard wear and accessories
Our newest partner, The Band Hall is providing guard costumes for our 2005 season. Regiment guard designer Adam Sage has teamed with The Band Hall’s legendary designer Tommy Keenum to create a costume that is amazing and a perfect fit for this season’s production “Rhapsody”.
A leader and innovator in accessing exotic and unique fabrics for flags and guard costumes, The Band Hall has long been the most respected brand name in the guard activity. For more information contact www.TheBandHall.com.
Providing the corps with the MTX marching shoe and custom designed rifles, Directors Showcase has been a loyal supporter of Phantom Regiment for several years now. A world-wide distributor of marching footwear and other accessories, you can find more about Directors Showcase at www.DShowcase.com.
Also one of our longest and deepest relationships, Phantom Regiment is proud to endorse Zildjian Cymbals. The world’s oldest and most famous maker of cymbals and gongs, Zildjian is a perfect complement to our legendary classical sound. www.Zildjian.com for more information.
Remo Drum Heads
Returning to Remo drum heads in 2003 was an easy decision. Clearly the innovator and standard in drum head technology, Remo Inc. has been a solid supporter in the resurgence in the Phantom Regiment percussion program.
Through our partnership with Remo, we are also able to provide an interactive, hands-on after-school percussion program for Rockford area elementary schools. “Drums For All” is a collaboration with the Phantom Regiment and Rockford Symphony, with support from Remo. For information on all its drum heads and educational products, see www.Remo.com.
Innovative Sticks and Mallets
Also one of our newer relationships, Innovative sticks and mallets are sold worldwide and have become the premier choice for professional percussionists. Phantom Regiment percussion caption head Paul Rennick is a long-time Innovative artist and his signature snare stick is a proven implement with snare lines nationwide. For more information contact www.Innovativepercussion.com.
Makers of fine wind chimes, TreeWorks is a new but rapidly growing name in the percussion industry. Based in Nashville, TreeWorks products are absolutely beautiful, both in sound and appearance. Learn more about TreeWorks at www.TreeWorksChimes.com.
S and S Elite
A Texas-based full-service company, S and S Elite provides drill design, show concept consultation, software and drill design teaching aides to hundreds of bands and drum corps nationwide. Through the efforts of S and S Elite, our visual design team uses Pyeware drill design software, allowing the design team to instantly access, read and view drill ideas and concepts, whether in the design room together or spread across the world. For information on the S and S Elite product line, log on to www.SSElite.comread more