A long-time friend to Phantom Regiment, Chuck Sweeny died last week at Rockford Memorial Hospital. He will be missed both for his candor and his friendship alike.
“Chuck went a long way toward helping the organization out of a mountain of debt back in 2007,” said Tim Farrell, president of the Phantom Regiment board of directors. “His article and follow-up comments were instrumental in bringing donations from Rockford and beyond at a time when Phantom Regiment was in negotiations to retire a long-term note.” It was a turning point for the group, which has been on solid financial footing ever since.
Chuck’s writings often included scores, comments and wit from various competitions, keeping the community up to date on the corps’ competitive standings.
“I always enjoyed talking to Chuck on the subject. His interest level and background knowledge were uplifting and had us both laughing within minutes whenever we talked,” Farrell said.
Phantom Regiment was honored to be named alongside Friends of the Coronado as recipients of donations made in Chuck’s memory. In recognition, Chuck Sweeny will have his name added to the sponsor listing on the Phantom Regiment equipment trailer commemorating his friendship.
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Step 1: Get geared up.
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Step 3: See the show
Catch a performance of the 2019 production of “I Am Joan” in a city near you! A portion of every ticket purchased through Phantom Regiment goes directly to supporting our mission of creating life-changing experiences through performing arts education.
The Phantom Regiment is currently seeking applicants for our Production Support Crew. Duties include: day-to-day production needs of the corps, prop assembly and maintenance, and/or metronome operation during rehearsals.
These roles are for those who meet the age eligibility of a marching member – candidates must be 21 or under.
There is no tuition for this position, but candidates will have to get themselves to and from the corps. Preference will be given to candidates who can join the corps sometime before June 9th and remain with the corps until the conclusion of the 2019 summer tour.
If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Corps Manager David Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you know that it costs over $100,000 to provide healthy meals for the members, staff, and volunteers of the Phantom Regiment every year?
Fueled by Phans is your opportunity to help us provide healthy, nutritious meals to meet the consistent demands of tour.
Your tax-deductible donation of ANY amount goes a long way to offset our food costs for the summer. However, if you choose to donate a meal – or an entire day’s worth of meals – we’ll make sure your sponsorship is listed on the food truck doors for all to see! We’ll even share it on social media with Phans around the world!
Phantom Regiment will be hosting its annual open house meeting this Sunday to discuss the organization’s protection policies (including discrimination, harassment, and whistleblower) with the executive director and members of the board of directors.
The meeting will cover the current policies as well as the first of several training sessions on how to prevent all types of harassment with Jimmie Getter from the Rockford Sexual Assault Counseling.
Phantom Regiment is an organization that welcomes diversity. Additionally, it wants to provide an environment that is safe and free of harassment of any sort for all, but especially its members.
After a board of directors’ retreat in January of 2017, the organization updated its mission, vision, and values:
Vision: An inspired community of empowered and passionate leaders.
Mission: Providing life-changing experiences through performing arts education.
Values: Phamily; Quality; Innovation; Character; and Stability
The Phantom Regiment Board of Directors and the organization’s management, as well as its educational staff, take the health and safety of all students very seriously.
The meeting will take place at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 19 at Rockford University, 5050 E State Street, Rockford, Illinois (in the Auxillary Gym in the Seaver Building).