Phantom Regiment is excited and proud to announce that the Best Visual Performance Award presented at the DCI World Championships will now be named the John Brazale Best Visual Performance Award!

John Brazale was an instructor/designer with the Phantom Regiment from 1975 through 1992. He was instrumental in the visual success of the corps during those times. He became known for his color guards precision and excellence. Later, he became the Regiment’s drill designer where he created innovative, dynamic and very entreating visual productions.

John was inducted into the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame in 1994.

The newly named award, John Brazale Best Visual Performance Award, will be presented for the first time at the 2012 DCI World Championships. The other awards are:

Donald Angelica Best General Effect Award

Fred Sanford Best Percussion Performance Award

George Zingali Best Color Guard Award

Jim Ott Best Brass Performance Award

You can read more about John’s contributions to the Regiment and the activity here.

For more information about the other awards created and renamed at the DCI annual meetings, read here.