31 10, 2015

Schulze joins Phantom Regiment caption heads

2016-02-03T09:41:56-06:00October 31st, 2015|

Three of four caption heads return to Phantom Regiment, while alumnus Will Schulze takes the reins as visual caption head. Christian Carichner will be back for his fifth year as brass caption head, while Derrick Shannon (percussion) and John Leonard (color guard) return for a second season. Previously, the organization announced a new visual design team of Tony Hall as coordinator and Dwight Emmert as drill designer, as well as new brass arranger Will Pitts. They are joining a design team that returns Dan Farrell (program coordinator), Bret Kuhn (battery arranger) and Rob Ferguson (front ensemble arranger). Schulze marched with [... Read More]

11 10, 2015

Hall, Emmert return to lead visual design team

2016-02-03T09:42:29-06:00October 11th, 2015|

Former designer and long-time consultant Tony Hall returns to Phantom Regiment as visual coordinator, while long-time caption head Dwight Emmert returns as visual designer. “It’s wonderful to be welcoming Tony back to the team,” said Dan Farrell, who is back for his 21st season as program coordinator. “His vision will help guide us in exciting new ways and keep us all on our toes.” Hall has been involved in the pageantry arts for more than 35 years and has a successful history as a design contributor for championship-winning DCI, BOA and WGI teams. He has been the visual designer for [... Read More]

3 10, 2015

Alumni Performers Invited for 60th Anniversary Celebration

2015-10-11T10:42:39-05:00October 3rd, 2015|

As part of the 60th anniversary edition of the Alumni Homecoming, we’re inviting Regiment alumni from all eras and all performance groups to perform at the 41st annual Show of Shows in Rockford. With the successful performance of the alumni hornline in 2014, we’re inviting drum and color guard alumni to join in the excitement. Jim Wren and Dan Richardson will be the program coordinators and Ron Schulz will be the corps manager. As a function of the Phantom Regiment Alumni Association, the event will be coordinated by the PRAA Board, with board member Kelly Norton acting as celebration manager, [... Read More]

2 10, 2015

Phantom Regiment Celebrates 60th Anniversary in 2016

2016-02-03T10:10:17-06:00October 2nd, 2015|

Phantom Regiment will be celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2016! The history of the organization is extensive and wonderful. It includes multiple performing groups, the rise and fall and rise again of Phantom Regiment itself, numerous champions from the various performing groups, performances with symphonies and rock bands in the greatest cities in America, educational outreach nationwide, members from the original corps who are still involved today, and, of course, the best alumni & fans around. (Stay turned for a special announcement about how all alumni can celebrate this milestone next year.) Formed in 1956 by a group of VFW Post [... Read More]