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.

In his letter of nomination, David said, “As a member, I had the most respect for Dwight because of his passion and commitment to always pushing himself and the membership to the highest standard possible.”

Dwight’s involvement has also included roles as an instructor, adviser, designer and, currently, education coordinator.

Tony Hall wrote in his letter supporting the nomination, “(Dwight) doesn’t seek the spotlight … He has had a tremendously positive impact on Phantom Regiment and has greatly enhanced the overall experience of our staff and members for years.”

An additional letter of support for David’s nomination was written by Dwight’s brother, Jay Emmert, with whom he instructed and served as co-caption head. Dwight has three brothers who marched in Phantom Regiment: Grady, Ron and Jay. His sister, Greta, was a member of the staff.

In his professional life, Dwight is the fine arts director for the Evansville Vanderburgh Corporation school district. He lives in Evansville, Ind.

Join us in celebrating Dwight and the rest of the 2020 inductees, November 21, 2020!

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 Directors
  • An online auction, with one-of-a-kind items & experiences you can’t find anywhere else
  • VIP Tickets including special experiences and an exclusive, watch-party kit!

Space is limited! So grab your quaran-friends, pair your bowtie with your sweatpants, and get ready for an exciting evening celebrating the craziest year of Phantom Regiment!