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10 05, 2020

Phantom Regiment Academy introduced as umbrella over all educational programming

2020-05-10T18:50:41-05:00May 10th, 2020|

Phantom Regiment has been a leader in performing arts education since its first drum major camp in 2003. Since that time, it has expanded to include brass, percussion and color guard camps as well as drum major camps all over the country. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused everyone to rethink how it provides education opportunities, and it was obvious the organization needed to do more. Phantom Regiment Academy is the name for all the organization’s educational programming from the existing in-person camps for which Phantom Regiment has become well-known to new virtual versions of those camps to new leadership camp [... Read More]

5 05, 2020

Registration Open for the Marching Arts 5k

2020-05-05T12:46:13-05:00May 5th, 2020|

Phantom Regiment, along with sponsors Couchmen, Marching Arts Education, and Marching Health are pleased to present the Marching Arts 5k! The Marching Arts 5k is a virtual run/walk event that promotes good sportsmanship in music performance while bringing exposure and awareness to the marching arts community.  From September 3-13, participants from all over the world will walk or run 5 Kilometers on a path and pace of their own choosing. Participants are encouraged to share images and videos of their adventure - sporting their custom MA5K socks! Participants also get the choice of a patch or medal to showcase your [... Read More]

15 04, 2020

How You Can Help

2020-05-04T11:38:15-05:00April 15th, 2020|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kU0a2kycLa0&feature=youtu.be On March 26th, the Drum Corps International community collectively announced the cancellation of the 2020 drum corps season. Our hearts are with our young performers, staff, and the thousands of supporters who make Phantom Regiment the highlight of the summer season. This is the biggest challenge to face our organization since our corps hall was destroyed by fire in 1964. We came back stronger after the fire. We will come back stronger after this. Many have reached out to ask how you can help, and we are grateful for the countless messages of support and generosity. Here are three [... Read More]

3 02, 2020

Call for nominations for the 2020 Phantom Regiment Hall of Fame

2020-05-13T16:13:51-05:00February 3rd, 2020|

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 [... Read More]

31 01, 2020

A New Dawn for Phantom Regiment

2020-05-04T13:46:22-05:00January 31st, 2020|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALmzjFX_IrY A message from the Phantom Regiment Board of Directors Over the past year, the Phantom Regiment board of directors has taken a more aggressive approach to expanding our educational reach and improving our competitive success. The financial pressures of maintaining a top-level presence have increased dramatically over the past few years, and it’s imperative that our income stream rise to the task. With this in mind, our various committees (Development, Governance and Finance) have upped their game to unprecedented levels. This energy carried over into our recent board retreat where we tackled our obstacles and addressed our opportunities. Here are a [... Read More]

17 01, 2020

Mauldin named as Phantom Regiment executive director

2020-05-04T13:45:36-05:00January 17th, 2020|

ROCKFORD, ILL. – Phantom Regiment is pleased to announce that Stan Mauldin has been hired as the organization’s executive director. “To say we are excited about having Stan join the organization would be an understatement,” said Tim Farrell, who has been board president most of the past 27 years. “Our executive committee interviewed about a dozen of the more than 40 applicants, and it was clear from our first conversation with Stan that he would be a great fit.” He will lead an administrative team in Rockford that includes David Warren as corps director and Lori Valenzuela as operations manager, [... Read More]

17 01, 2020

2020 DCI Tickets Now On Sale!

2020-01-17T10:00:31-06:00January 17th, 2020|

Tickets for Drum Corps International Regionals and World Championships are now available! Get your seats in the Phantom Regiment block and cheer us on surrounded by Phans. PLUS: A portion of every ticket sold through Phantom Regiment comes right back to our organization, helping us to create more life-changing performing arts experiences for young people around the world. DCI Regionals & World Championships Tickets July 12 | St Louis, MO July 25 | Atlanta, GA July 31 - August 1 | Allentown, PA DCI World Championships August 6-8 | Indianapolis, IN August 6 | Prelims August 7 | Semi-Finals August [... Read More]

9 01, 2020

We did it!

2020-05-04T13:44:53-05:00January 9th, 2020|

Thanks to the generous support of alumni, friends, and phamily, Phantom Regiment is heading into the new decade with an additional $50,934!Their treasured gifts help us provide life-changing performing arts programs like Rockford Rhythm, Educational Camps, Band Festivals, and our crown jewel, the Phantom Regiment Drum Corps.You can view the list of over 250 donors who supported us during this campaign! VIEW THE HERO LIST You can still help us in 2020! Our Year-End Campaign is one of three major campaigns that help us fufill our mission throughout the year. Be on the lookout for additional information regarding our other two exciting programs, [... Read More]

31 12, 2019

A Year-End Update from Rick V.

2020-05-04T13:43:56-05:00December 31st, 2019|

Dear Phans,  The holiday season is coming and going just as fast as the rest of the year! But I hope you've been enjoying family and friends as this decade comes to close. I was able to spend some time outside during this 55 degree weather with family myself.  For those that have already donated to our year-end campaign, THANK YOU!  Please let people know you've supported a great cause and share my year-end fundraiser on your social media platforms. If you haven't donated yet, there's still time to make that last-minute year-end tax contribution! You can do so easily by clicking [... Read More]