31 05, 2019

Phantom Regiment Says Goodbye to Register Star Legend Chuck Sweeny

2019-05-31T11:26:13-05:00May 31st, 2019|

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 [... Read More]

27 05, 2019

Presenting our 2019 production…

2019-05-27T19:34:27-05:00May 27th, 2019|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arsvReNv7tA In a time when the world needed someone to stand up, hers was the voice that ignited change. The 2019 Phantom Regiment celebrates bold, empowered women and the spirit of revolution through the lens of Joan of Arc, one of the world’s most prolific independent women. Sometimes when you are willing to stand alone, the whole world will listen. FEATURING MUSIC FROM Carmina Burana - Carl OrffAudivi Media Nocte - Oliver WaespiZohar - Jonathan LeshnoffFire of Eternal Glory - ShostakovichLady McBeth of Mtsensk - ShostakovichVox Populi - 30 Seconds to MarsUnleashed - Two Steps from Hell Listen on Spotify: [... Read More]

23 05, 2019

Under 21? Join us on tour as part of the Production Crew!

2019-05-27T12:07:02-05:00May 23rd, 2019|

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 [... Read More]

21 05, 2019

Help fuel the Phantom Regiment!

2019-05-17T08:34:00-05:00May 21st, 2019|

Our annual food sponsorship campaign, Fueled by Phans, starts now! 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 [... Read More]

17 05, 2019

Regiment to host Open House Meeting this Sunday

2019-05-17T14:56:36-05:00May 17th, 2019|

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 [... Read More]

15 05, 2019

Meet the 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees

2020-05-13T16:13:52-05:00May 15th, 2019|

Phantom Regiment is pleased to announce three inductees to its Hall of Fame Class of 2019. Tony Hall, Bill Petersen, and Mike Roherty were selected from a pool of outstanding nominations and will be honored at a ceremony in the fall of 2019. They become the 42nd, 43rd, and 44th members of the Phantom Regiment Hall of Fame. The Phantom Regiment Hall of Fame honors those who have made a significant and long-lasting, positive impact on the Phantom Regiment organization. Please join us in congratulating the Phantom Regiment Hall of Fame Class of 2019! TONY HALL, who was nominated by Phantom Regiment Hall of Fame [... Read More]

13 05, 2019

2019 Summer Volunteer Opportunities

2019-05-13T14:42:44-05:00May 13th, 2019|

Be a part of the 2019 Phantom Regiment! How? Volunteer! It takes a lot of volunteers to keep the Phantom Regiment on the road each summer and we want you to be a part of it! VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Food Crew: Our phantasic team that fuels our members and staff. Uniform/Sewing Crew: The team that is responsible for altering and maintaining our uniforms and other projects. – Strong sewing skills needed. Merchandise Crew: Our brand ambassadors on the road – they sell our merchandise to Phantom Phans across the country. Production Crew: Day to Day production needs of the corps, including prop maintenance. These roles [... Read More]

10 05, 2019

Alumni: Register for SOS Performance by June 1!

2019-05-10T14:37:50-05:00May 10th, 2019|

2019 Show of Shows Homecoming is just a few weeks away! There's still time to register to be a part of this very special event as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the amazing 1989 corps by playing a selection from The New World along with Amazing Grace and Elsa's. Alumni from all eras are invited to participate. Brass, percussion, and guard spots are still available. Music and choreography are ready, so you can start practicing today! Schedule of Events Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 2 Kick-Off Party: Friday, June 28 @ Lino's on State St. Show of Shows + Alumni Performance: Saturday, [... Read More]

10 05, 2019

Who are the Raiders?

2019-05-10T13:17:02-05:00May 10th, 2019|

At Phantom Regiment, we often refer to the male members of our color guard as "Raiders." But many of our phans might not be aware of how that nickname came about. Here's a little history behind these celebrated members of the Phantom Regiment! Origins of Phantom Regiment Phantom Regiment on Parade, 1958 The origins of the drum corps activity can be traced back to the post-world-war military traditions, so many corps have roots in veterans organizations. Phantom Regiment was formed by a group of VFW 342 members in 1956. This newly formed corps was initially named the Rockford [... Read More]

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