30 01, 2016

2015 Booster Club Members

2017-04-22T15:26:05-05:00January 30th, 2016|

The entire Phantom Regiment organization would like to thank all of its donors for their generous gifts and support. Every dollar is critical and every contributor like you is the reason we are able to continue to provide a life-changing experience for our students as well as an entertaining show to our fans. If you would like to join, visit regiment.org/boosterclub. Thank you for your continued support! Note: Booster members highlighted in bold have increased their contribution from last year; denotes alumni. If we have listed you incorrectly, please contact us at [email protected] so we may correct it. Chevron ($1,500 [... Read More]

20 01, 2016

Phantom Regiment’s $60 for 60 Challenge

2016-10-31T12:25:35-05:00January 20th, 2016|

As many of our supporters know, 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the Phantom Regiment! With preparations for our 60th season underway, you have an opportunity to be involved in supporting Phantom Regiment in a simple, easy way. Introducing our $60 for 60 campaign (#60for60), aimed at raising $60 from everyone who has been touched by the organization in some way over the past 60 years. This campaign provides an excellent opportunity to make a significant impact on the 2016 Phantom Regiment. Alumni, if you’ve lost touch, this is a great way to give back. Phans and Friends, what a [... Read More]

14 01, 2016

Long-time volunteer Bill Hyde dies, visitation Sunday

2016-02-03T09:36:52-06:00January 14th, 2016|

Phantom Regiment is saddened by the death of William (Bill) C. Hyde, who died at his home Tuesday in Roscoe, Ill. He was 79. Bill was a volunteer bus driver from the early 1980s into the ’90s. He got involved with Phantom Regiment when two of his children, Bill and Carrie, joined Phantom Regiment Cadets. Both would march through the decade. In addition to his time as a bus driver, he was a corps photographer for many years. His volunteerism extended well past the time his children aged out of the corps. Bill was honored by the corps for meritorious [... Read More]

13 01, 2016

Win 4 FREE tickets to see the Band of Royal Marines at Coronado in Rockford

2016-02-02T14:43:54-06:00January 13th, 2016|

Great opportunity to see the Band of the Royal Marines & The Pipes, Drums and Highland Dancers of the Scots Guards on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 7:30 p.m at the Coronado in Rockford thanks to our friends at the Rockford Coronado Concert Association! Or, Regiment phans can get $10 off per ticket using promo code PHANS. Get tickets at: http://bit.ly/1Zr6d9u Get your tickets now to secure the best seat in the house to watch these phenomenal performers! Enter to win 4 free tickets below! (You can get four entries to win below). a Rafflecopter giveaway

11 01, 2016

College Marching Band Finals

2016-02-03T09:37:27-06:00January 11th, 2016|

Today is the college marching band final between the University of Alabama’s Million Dollar Band and the Clemson University Tiger Band! Choose your favorite, or the one you’d prefer if your favorite is not in the playoffs, on our Twitter poll! We started on our own version of the College Football Playoffs by polling fans to see which of the four colleges had the most popular marching band. We already know they all have great marching bands, but here are the results of our first fan poll: Oklahoma versus Clemson: winner was Oklahoma with 64% of the vote. Michigan State [... Read More]

3 01, 2016

Thank You for a great end to 2015

2016-01-03T09:16:28-06:00January 3rd, 2016|

Thank you for a great end to 2015! We wanted to follow up our year-end blitz fundraising with a post so you would know the impact you had, and to thank you for your tremendous support! We were able to raise close to $8,000!!! That number may grow with any checks that were mailed to the office over the weekend. If you missed the 2015 wrap-up letter from our executive director, you can read it here. Plus we had multiple social media posts via Facebook and Twitter during the blitz. Thank you again for your tremendous support the past few days [... Read More]

2 01, 2016

Nichole Ely Memorial Scholarship

2019-12-09T09:42:49-06:00January 2nd, 2016|

Nichole "Nikki" Ely marched in Phantom Regiment's color guard from 1988-95. The Pekin, Ill., native earned a spot in the color guard as a 14-year-old and eventually would become the guard's C.O. Nikki, who had been living in Miami, died at the young age of 33 due to head injuries sustained while vacationing at Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla. A scholarship fund was started in 2007 to keep Nikki’s memory alive as drum corps and the Phantom Regiment meant so much to her. You can make donation via the online button below, or by check. Please make checks [... Read More]

2 01, 2016

Diane Thompson-Wells Memorial Scholarship

2019-10-29T17:48:41-05:00January 2nd, 2016|

Diane Thompson-Wells was a long time supporter of the Phantom Regiment, as well as a member of its Board of Directors. Her services to the Board included Treasurer and Board President (1997). She was very passionate for the organization and its students. Diane passed away in 2000. A scholarship was created in her name to help support the educational goals of the Regiment’s members. The Diane Thompson-Wells Memorial Scholarship is available for marching members of the Phantom Regiment who have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and who are enrolled in or will be enrolled in an accredited college or [... Read More]