Phantom Regiment held its first “PR Social” in Austin, Texas on Feb. 25 at the very hip Cosmic Coffee Bar+Beer Garden. New executive director Stan Mauldin and visual designer Jeremy Hunt were in attendance to introduce themselves, and about a dozen came and enjoyed a couple hours of meeting other PR alumni and friends — and discovering the many connections they have with each other. Numerous times, it was said that “we should do this once or twice a year.”
Plans are already in the works to organize more of these events around the country as there are Phantom Regiment alumni everywhere, and we want to help keep you all connected! If you’d like to be the host of a PR Social, just let us know at email@example.com. Regiment’s social media team can help promote it, you just need to identify a location/date and help spread the word.
The Texas Music Educators Clinic and Convention (TMEA) is one of the largest music education conference in the country, drawing attendees from all 50 states and from around the world. TMEA is a celebration of great music education, wonderful clinics, and is a time to renew old friendships and make new ones!
As the new Executive Director, I was looking forward to meeting with the Phantom Regiment corporate partners to introduce myself and put faces with names. However, I was not prepared for the onslaught of well-wishers over the three-day convention.
On my first day at TMEA, as I was walking into the convention center, it started: “Congrats on the Phantom job!” and “Hey! Great to hear about the Regiment job!” It seemed I couldn’t go 10 feet without someone stopping to shake my hand and offer up congratulations. And of course, there were questions I couldn’t answer, like “What is the corps playing this year?” and “What do the uniforms look like?” My standard answer was “You’ll just need to wait and see, but you’ll love it!” However, my favorite question was “Is it really that cold in Rockford?” Yes, yes, it is!!
I met with all of our corporate partners, wanting to know what the organization could do for them, to help grow their businesses, as well as find out what they do for us. Every partner told me how happy they are to be associated with the organization and how exited they are for the upcoming 2020 season.
My takeaway from TMEA – everyone I met LOVES Phantom Regiment and is excited to see what we put on the field this summer! I’m very proud to represent this organization and I, too, am looking forward to the future!
We are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Phantom Regiment Hall of Fame!
Do you know someone who has made a significant and long-lasting positive impact on the Phantom Regiment? The Phantom Regiment Hall of Fame was created in 2016 to honor and recognize such individuals. (Read about the inaugural PR Hall of Fame here). To see the current members of the PR Hall of Fame, visit regiment.org/hof.
PR HALL OF FAME TIMELINE
Call for nominations begins: Feb 1
Call for nominations ends: Feb 28
Voting: Begins Mar 15, Ends Apr 15
Hall of Fame inductee(s) announced: Show of Shows in Rockford
Hall of Fame Induction Banquet: October *Day & Time TBA
Nominations can be submitted by anyone with interest in the Phantom Regiment organization. A nomination packet must meet the following requirements:
One (1) nomination letter
Two (2) supporting letters
Each letter must not be more than two single-sided pages or one double-sided page in length
The author of the nomination letter must collect the support letters and email all three (nomination packet) at one time to the address and by the deadline listed below.
Nomination packets can be sent beginning February 1st and no later than close of business on February 28th.
The Hall of Fame Chairperson reserves the right to reject submissions that do not follow the above requirements. Nominations will be submitted to the Hall of Fame Committee, who will vet the candidates and approve them for the voting process.
CRITERIA FOR CONSIDERATION
Any person who has made a significant and long-lasting, positive impact on the Phantom Regiment organization will be considered by the committee as a possible recipient of the Hall of Fame Award.
The voting body will include the existing Hall of Fame Members (living), PR Board Members, PRAA Board Members, Executive Director and Corps Director (one vote per person). The Hall of Fame inductee(s) will be announced each year at the Show of Shows in Rockford.
The 2020 Hall of Fame Banquet will take place in Rockford in October.