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9 12, 2020

Happy 80th Birthday, Jim Wren!

2020-12-09T16:51:20-06:00December 9th, 2020|

This week, we want to wish a very happy 80th birthday to Phantom Regiment Hall of Fame member Jim Wren! To many of you, Jim will need no introduction. Jim was a Phantom Regiment member when the corps first formed in 1956. He marched soprano bugle, French horn and served as drum major in his final season. After aging out, Jim returned as the corps business manager and drill writer. When the fire at the corps hall forced Phantom Regiment off the field, Jim was one of the alumni who helped to reorganize the corps and return us to competition. [... Read More]

1 12, 2020

Introducing the 12 Days of Giving

2020-12-01T10:27:28-06:00December 1st, 2020|

In past years, our annual year-end campaign was one of only three major campaigns that fund all of the programs that Phantom Regiment offers throughout the year. But, this is 2020. This year, your support means a future for Phantom Regiment. We're kicking things off today with #GivingTuesday and $10 Tuesday.  Please consider making a gift of at least $10 or more to help the Phantom Regiment community when we need it most. All donations are tax-deductible, and 100% of funds go directly to support programs like the Drum Corps, PR Academy, Rockford Rhythm, and more. You can give through Facebook or via [... Read More]

1 12, 2020

#GivingTuesday | $10 Tuesday

2020-12-01T10:24:53-06:00December 1st, 2020|

2020 has proven to be one of unprecedented change around the world. Change that has deeply impacted our lives, communities, and the young performers we serve. Our commitment to creating life-changing performing arts experiences must not waiver, and never will as long as our community rallies behind this important cause.  That’s why Phantom Regiment is participating in #GivingTuesday this December 1st. #GivingTuesday is an annual global day of giving and generosity of all kinds, big and small, and we invite you to join us. Please consider making a gift of at least $10 or more to help the Phantom Regiment [... Read More]

20 11, 2020

You’re Invited!

2020-11-20T15:33:11-06:00November 20th, 2020|

On behalf of the Phantom Regiment Hall of Fame Committee, we'd like to formally invite you all to join us for the 2020 Virtual Hall of Fame Gala, to be held this Saturday, November 21. We know this year is a little different than normal, but we're hopeful that the online experience we've put together will be a special one for our inductees and an exciting one for our (growing) audience!

17 11, 2020

2020 HOF Auction is LIVE!

2020-11-17T08:37:48-06:00November 17th, 2020|

Get your virtual paddles ready because our 2020 Hall of Fame Gala Auction is now open for bidding. All the items in this auction have been donated and the proceeds will help ensure we continue with our mission of building a world full of empowered and passionate leaders in 2021 and beyond. Bidding ends at 11pm CST on Saturday, November 21st. Here are just a few of the exciting things our phans have donated: #140 Original 1981 Spartacus T-Shirt#141 White Classic Helmet from 2008#112 Kevin Durant Signed Basketball#157 Michigan State Men's Basketball Tickets Have something you'd like to donate to this auction? There's still time! Just [... Read More]

16 11, 2020

Phantom Regiment’s ‘Expert Lesson Series’ now available

2020-11-16T10:34:19-06:00November 16th, 2020|

Phantom Regiment Academy’s new online instructional series for beginning band students is now available. The ‘Expert Lesson Series’ is the culmination of months of work by more than a dozen people and provides valuable instruction for beginning band students no matter where they live. “During this difficult time, we are thrilled to have the ability to combine the educational resources of Phantom Regiment with virtual expertise to produce this necessary educational resource,” said Stan Mauldin, director of Phantom Regiment Academy. The series provides instruction by some of the best educators in the business on 10 different instruments. The instruction is [... Read More]

3 11, 2020

2020 HOF Member Spotlight – Linda Riebock

2020-10-29T08:15:30-05:00November 3rd, 2020|

LINDA RIEBOCK, who was nominated by Phantom Regiment Hall of Fame volunteer Bill Riebock, first joined the Phantom Regiment organization as a volunteer in 1985 when her daughters became part of Phantom Regiment Pre-Cadets. Her daughters, Sarah and Becky, would later march in Phantom Regiment Cadets and Phantom Regiment. While her daughters aged out, Linda never did. She has been a volunteer and board member for most of the past 35 years. In her letter supporting the nomination, Phantom Regiment Hall of Fame cook Becky Nelson, said, “Her dedication and willingness to serve is admirable. She sets an example that [... Read More]

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]

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