Phantom Regiment’s percussion section, fresh off its second Fred Sanford High Percussion Trophy in 3 years, will be among the featured clinicians at next month’s Percussive Arts Society International Convention.
PASIC will be held Nov. 5-8 in Austin, Texas.
Paul Rennick, a lecturer in the school of music at University of North Texas, is entering his seventh year as percussion arranger for Phantom Regiment. The Rockford, Ill.-based drum and bugle corps was crowned world champion at the Drum Corps International World Championships on Aug. 9 in Bloomington, Ind.
Rennick, who has arranged for Blast, Carolina Crown and Blue Devils among many other marching percussion ensembles, is a PAS Marching Percussion Committee member. His and the percussion section’s 50-minute clinic will focus on their winning program.
This will be Phantom Regiment’s fifth appearance at PASIC. The drumline and Rennick most recently presented at PASIC in 2005. Phantom Regiment also presented in 1981, 1984 and 1988 with Marty Hurley.
The clinic is scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7.
PASIC is the world’s largest and most prestigious drum and percussion gathering that features more than 130 events on 13 stages with the leading artists from around the world in the percussion community. Session topics span a variety of areas, including drumset, symphonic, marching, recreational, world and keyboard percussion. More than 7,000 drummers and percussionists are expected to attend the event at the Austin Convention Center and Hilton Hotel.
Phantom Regiment is a youth organization dedicated to the development of self-esteem and self-reliance. It encourages team work, sportsmanship, civic pride and contributions of one’s personal best to a group effort. It presents snare drum and drum major camps for high school students, a marching band festival, drum corps shows in Rockford, Ill., and Charleston, W.Va., and its world-reknowned drum and bugle corps has been a DCI finalist every year since 1974.