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2 11, 2020

2020 HOF Member Spotlight – Dwight Emmert

2020-11-02T08:35:31-06:00November 2nd, 2020|

DWIGHT EMMERT, who was nominated by Phantom Regiment corps director David Warren, was a member of the Phantom Regiment contrabass section in 1982, 1983 and 1988. However, it’s been his time on the instructional staff since 2005 where he’s made his most substantial contributions. Dwight was hired prior to the 2005 season to be the visual caption head working with new drill designer Jamey Thompson. It turned out to be a great fit as the corps won high visual effect in 2006 while placing third, second and fourth at the Drum Corps International World Championships in 2005, 2006 and 2007. [... Read More]

30 10, 2020

2020 HOF Member Spotlight – Greg Cesario

2020-10-29T08:14:25-05:00October 30th, 2020|

GREG CESARIO, who was nominated by Phantom Regiment Hall of Fame designer Tony Hall, was hired as a color guard designer for the 1987 season. During 1987 and 1988, he was credited with creating a guard design that perfectly complemented the music. Additionally, he incorporated movement into the hornline and began integrating the color guard and hornline in a way that enhanced the overall effect of the program. The color guard choreographed by Greg – with fellow hall of famers Cindi Baumgartner as caption head and Vicki Auditore as an instructor – earned top color guard honors at the 1988 [... Read More]

29 10, 2020

2020 HOF Member Spotlight – Vicki Auditore

2020-10-28T10:52:29-05:00October 29th, 2020|

VICKI AUDITORE, who was nominated by longtime Phantom Regiment color guard member Geri Williams-Jenkins, was a member of Phantom Regiment’s color guard in 1976-1978 after marching for several years in her hometown Chevaliers from Waterloo, Iowa. Vicki would join the instructional staff – of both the drum corps and the winter guard – after her marching days were over, becoming a fixture on the guard staff throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s. Working with other Phantom Regiment hall of famers, including John Brazale, Cindi Baumgartner and Greg Cesario, the staff produced color guards at the highest level of the [... Read More]

26 10, 2020

2020 Virtual Hall of Fame Gala

2020-10-23T08:34:00-05:00October 26th, 2020|

2020 has been anything but traditional. So, we're taking our traditional Hall of Fame Celebration virtual - and making it more exciting than ever!Since 2016, the Phantom Regiment Hall of Fame has recognized individuals who have made a significant and long-lasting positive impact on the Phantom Regiment organization at a ceremony in Rockford. We're committed to continuing this tradition, while also taking this opportunity to include even more of our phamily and phans through a virtual event!Plus, we're adding some exciting new elements, such as: 2020 Program highlights from the Drum Corps and PR Academy DirectorsAn online auction, with one-of-a-kind [... Read More]

29 09, 2020

Club56 History Night

2020-09-29T11:00:52-05:00September 29th, 2020|

Join Club56 members and special guests for a special viewing of the 2020 virtual History Night, Sunday, October 4th at 6pm CDT! History Night is typically held during training camp for all marching members, staff, and volunteers of the drum corps. However, during a year when a global pandemic kept us in our homes instead of on the field, Corps Director David Warren organized a special, virtual event for the 2020 members. History Night has always been a presentation of the history of Phantom Regiment, told by the individuals who have been a part of Phantom Regiment throughout our over 60-year history [... Read More]

15 09, 2020

Introducing the Phantom Regiment poster design contest!

2020-09-15T13:40:47-05:00September 15th, 2020|

Submit your design(s) now through September 29th, at the link below. Voting will start on September 30th, on Facebook. The top designs will be available for sale on The Phan Shop, with 50% of the profits distributed amongst the winners. Designs should be an 11"x17" print-ready file and appeal to a wide range of Phans. READY? GO! ENTER CONTEST

1 09, 2020

Introducing Phantom Regiment Residency

2020-09-01T14:26:26-05:00September 1st, 2020|

Phantom Regiment is pleased to announce a new high school residency program offering under the umbrella of the PR Academy. Offered in partnership with Conn-Selmer, Inc., the PR Residency is a yearlong outreach program available to Illinois and Midwest area band and orchestra students. Ensembles enrolled in a residency program have the opportunity to meet regularly with Phantom Regiment musicians and staff to learn ensemble skills, rehearsal techniques, and individual practice skills. “Our goal is to assist school music programs, particularly in Illinois and greater Midwest”, said Stan Mauldin, Director of the PR Academy. “We want to help directors create [... Read More]

10 07, 2020

Red & Black Fall Classic Canceled

2020-07-09T15:49:12-05:00July 10th, 2020|

In light of the ever-changing circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, Phantom Regiment has decided to cancel our fall marching band festival, the Red & Black Fall Classic, to be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Huskie Stadium on the campus of Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. This decision was made with substantial consideration for the safety and well- being of our performing units, staff, volunteers, and attendees. While this news is sure to be a disappointment for many, we are hopeful that making this decision early gives all those involved ample time to adjust their schedules for the fall. [... Read More]

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