28 10, 2019

The giving season is coming: Here are 3 new ways you can support PR

2019-12-02T13:01:56-06:00October 28th, 2019|

While you might be surprised by the holiday decor already donning the aisles of your local department store, at Phantom Regiment we are also busy gearing up for a busy holiday season of giving. As a non-profit organization, our mission of creating life-changing performing arts experiences for young people depends on the generosity of our donors. In the past couple of years, we've put a lot of work into ensuring our fundraising programs make investing in our mission easier. For example: We revamped our Booster Club, rebranding as Club56, shifting to a year-round model, and adding opportunities for increased engagement [... Read More]

25 10, 2019

Valenzuela Stepping Down as Executive Director

2019-10-25T14:38:30-05:00October 25th, 2019|

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tim Farrell, Board President(815) 261-1956; [email protected] Valenzuela Stepping Down as Executive Director ROCKFORD, ILL. – Phantom Regiment announced today that executive director Rick Valenzuela has resigned from the role he has held for more than 13 years. He will transition out between now and mid-January 2020. “While leading this storied organization has been a labor of love, it is a challenging role,” Valenzuela said. “I’ve been looking for the right time to make a change and, with the organization’s renewed commitment to its talent-rich staff, now seems to be that opportunity.” Valenzuela [... Read More]

25 10, 2019

Class of 2019 Inducted into Hall of Fame

2020-05-13T16:13:52-05:00October 25th, 2019|

Please join us in congratulating the Phantom Regiment Hall of Fame Class of 2019! Tony Hall, Bill Petersen, and Mike Roherty were inducted into the Phantom Regiment Hall of Fame on Saturday, October 12 in Loves Park. They become the 42nd, 43rd and 44th members of the Phantom Regiment Hall of Fame. Each inductee was introduced by the person who nominated them. Dan Farrell nominated Tony Hall, Jim Wren nominated Bill Petersen, and Ron Schulz nominated Mike Roherty. They are all pictured below with the inductees. It was a wonderful evening of rich story telling, reminiscing and laughing. The Phantom Regiment Hall of Fame honors [... Read More]

14 10, 2019

Help spread the word about PR2020 Auditions

2019-10-14T13:09:10-05:00October 14th, 2019|

Audition Registration for the 2020 Phantom Regiment Drum Corps is now open! With 5 camp weekends in several locations throughout the country, talented brass, percussion, front ensemble, and color guard performers are invited to spend a weekend with one of the most historic organizations in drum corps. This is an excellent opportunity for musicians and performers under the age of 21 to: Learn from some of the best marching arts educators in the world Experience what it’s like to be a part of a World Class Drum Corps Connect with other performers from all over the world All auditionees receive [... Read More]

11 10, 2019

Robert Cawthorne promoted to Digital Creative Manager

2019-10-14T09:54:29-05:00October 11th, 2019|

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Robert Cawthorne to Digital Creative Manager at Phantom Regiment. In this newly created role, Robert will oversee the organization’s online media presence and lead the direction and production of all audio, visual, and media production for Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps. “I’m excited to have Robert take on a more expanded role with promoting the Phantom Regiment”, said Rick Valenzuela, Executive Director. “His creativity and passion for the organization make him the perfect person to trust with the brand." Robert has been fulfilling the role of videographer for Phantom Regiment since [... Read More]

4 10, 2019

Phantom Regiment adds talent to 2020 Program and Design Team

2019-10-04T12:43:21-05:00October 4th, 2019|

Phantom Regiment is pleased to welcome a team of talented marching arts professionals to the 2020 Drum Corps Program and Design Team.  The following individuals join the previously announced program managers, designers, and instructional leadership: Michael James - Movement Designer  Dwight Emmert - Education Coordinator  Mark Evans - Program Consultant/Performance Coach Evan Brown - Sound Design Darren Mickens - Choreographer  Dr. Adam Dalton - Choreographer Mikey Perkins - Choreographer “We are incredibly excited to bring this wealth of talent to the creation of our 2020 production,” said Corps Manager David Warren. “Many of them have previous experience either with Phantom [... Read More]