Long time staff member and current program director Dan Farrell has been selected for induction into the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame. The DCI Hall of Fame honors individuals who have left an indelible impression on the drum corps activity. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place on August 10, 2016.View Dan’s induction ceremony below. “I’m honored to have my name on a list that includes so many inspirational people – many of whom I’ve looked up to for decades. And to stand alongside of Denise Bonfiglio, Frank Dorritie and the everlasting spirit of Myron Rosander makes it [... Read More]
Phantom Regiment’s annual Show of Shows was recognized at the 25th annual RAMIs (Rockford Area Music Industry Awards) as the people’s choice for special event – for the 4th year in a row! We are very honored and proud to receive this recognition. (See what all the excitement is about and buy tickets to this year’s event now!) We would like to first thank all those that voted for us! We are humbled by your support for our event. We also want to thank the show staff & numerous volunteers who have helped make the Show of Shows a success every [... Read More]
Calling all alumni who would like to perform one more time! We are having an alumni corps perform at the Show of Shows in Rockford. It's the final week for registration for our 60th Anniversary Celebration...hard to believe that the deadline is almost here! The deadline is so we can order the uniform tops and have them custom made and delivered in time. The last 6 months have gone by so fast and before we know it, it will be July 9th! Deadline to sign-up is May 1, 2016. If you are already signed up and practicing, we can't wait to [... Read More]
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. A scholarship was started in 2007 to keep Nikki's memory alive as drum corps and the Phantom Regiment meant so much to her. (Only applicable to Phantom Regiment current guard members).
Diane Thompson-Wells was a long time supporter of the Phantom Regiment, as well as a member of its Board of Directors. She was very passionate for the organization and its students. A scholarship was created in her name to help support the educational goals of the Regiment's members. (Only applicable to Phantom Regiment current members).
In celebration of 60 years of great drum corps in Rockford, we are bringing you into the lives of the members of Phantom Regiment, highlighting alumni from every decade. This month, we are focusing on a few colorguard members who might not fit the “traditional” Phantomette mold…. Don’t forget to leave your mark on the 2016 season by donating to our #60for60 campaign today! Michael Horvath [… Read More]