Phantom Regiment is pleased to announce the return of former guard designer Tim Newburn to Rockford, this time as visual coordinator. Joining him on the visual leadership team is Ralph Stewart as drill designer and Stephanie Chavez as color guard caption head. Longtime visual staff member and alumnus Drew Solomonson returns for his second season as visual caption head. Michael Richman is back as choreographer. Newburn is the founder and director of Cypress Independent Winterguard, which has been a WGI World Class finalist seven times since its founding in 2010. He previously has a been a part of the Regiment [... Read More]
Here’s your chance to come support 33 high school marching bands from Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa at our 8th Annual Red & Black Fall Classic held at NIU’s Huskie Stadium and our 15th annual high school marching band festival. The show starts at 1:00pm this Saturday, September 30. For schedule, ticket prices, parking and other information – visit: regiment.org/band/show The show is produced in conjunction with the NIU Huskie Marching Band and sponsored by Bob Rogers Travel! Come out and support over 3,500 high school performers this Saturday! We will also have special performances by the NIU Huskie Marching Band!
Phantom Regiment is excited to announce Brad Toth as its brass caption head. He joins returning music caption heads and designers Will Pitts, Rob Ferguson and Derrick Shannon. Toth, who teaches instrumental music at Byron Nelson High School in Fort Worth, Texas, has been involved in music education for 16 years. He is active as a band director, drum corps instructor and clinician throughout the United States and internationally. Most recently, he was brass caption head for the Blue Knights, a role he had held since 2012. Prior to that, he was a visual and brass instructor for The Cadets. [... Read More]
Phantom Regiment is pleased to announce two inductees to its Hall of Fame Class of 2017. Longtime volunteers Barb Glasscoe and Mark Patterson were elected from numerous outstanding nominations and will be honored during a ceremony Oct. 21 in Rockford. They become the 37th and 38th members of the Phantom Regiment Hall of Fame. The Phantom Regiment Hall of Fame, which formally began in 2016, honors those who have made a significant and long-lasting, positive impact on the Phantom Regiment organization. BARB GLASSCOE, who was nominated by Renee Fieldhouse, has been an instrumental member of the volunteer staff for more [... Read More]