Thank you for your interest in the Phantom Regiment! Please take the time to read all of the information located on this page. If after doing so, you still have a question regarding auditions – please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our 2018 audition information, dates & locations will be posted soon!
Use the form below to sign up to be notified when registration information has been posted. We look forward to seeing you at auditions!
Please note the following:
Audition Information Packet ONLY – $25
This option is for those that are interested in only our Audition Information Packet. Once payment is received, you will be sent the audition informational packet that details the entire audition process for your section, as well as general membership information. This is only a request for the Audition Information Packet, and does NOT register you for auditions. If you choose to audition, you will need to register & pay registration fee. Purchase the Audition Information Packet ONLY here.
Online payment is the only method available.
Phantom Regiment returning members receive a $25 discount.
*After 10/31, the registration fee increases $25.
All fees are non-refundable.
What to Expect
The audition clinics & camps are not just a walk-thru audition. You will experience what it’s like to be a part of the Phantom Regiment during the entire audition process and rehearsals.
The “Audition Camps” are overnight camps (two nights exactly) in which housing (gym floor at local high school) will be provided. We will also provide breakfast and snack – lunch and dinner will be on your own at local fast food restaurants which we will transport you to, or you can car pool. We will provide transportation to/from the local VanGalder Coach bus stop in town (transportation to/from Chicago airports to Rockford via VanGalder is not included). We will also provide you with a free Phantom Regiment audition shirt!
The “Audition Clinics” are one day clinics with auditions at various cities across the country. Meals and transportation are not provided at these one day clinics. We will provide you with a free Phantom Regiment audition shirt!
You will be seen, heard, and receive instruction from some of the best instructors in the country. You will meet and work with other potential members from all over the world.
You will also receive a copy of your audition worksheets with feedback from your instructors. This is a great tool for you whether or not you are offered a spot in the Regiment. You can use this information to improve your marching and playing abilities for future or other auditions. At the end of the audition process, we will notify you of your status.
What to Bring
Athletic shoes for marching
Shorts and/or sweatpants for marching (no jeans)
Mouthpiece or drumsticks or guard equipment (bring what you can)
Brass players and percussionists should bring their instruments if possible
For Audition Camps:
Sleeping Gear (don’t forget your pillow)
Shower Gear (don’t forget your towel)
Audition Photo Required
You will be required to attach your audition photo during the online registration. This photo is used on your audition worksheets and is an important part of the audition process. Please follow the guidelines below when taking and sending your photo:
Frame subject (ONLY you) with full face, front view & eyes open
Center head within frame
Photograph subject against a plain white or off-white background
Position subject and lighting so that there are no distracting shadows on the face or background
Photo MUST be like the examples below
Use the same spelling for your name that you use when you fill out the registration form and save photo filename as:
Camp dates are listed below. All camps are mandatory.
Membership is generally limited to the ages between 17 and 21 (Drum Corps International’s age limit is 21 years of age with one exception. Corps members who turn 22 on or after June 1 are eligible to march during that year.)
Membership fees will be finalized soon but will likely be between $3400 to $3700. There are many variable costs that go into the membership fees including: food, transportation; housing; instruction; equipment; insurance; and fuel costs to name a few.
You will be required to complete a Sports Physical by February 1st.
The color guard will have auditions for female performers only.
Conductor auditions are open to everyone, regardless of whether or not the person has previously marched in the Phantom Regiment. Conductor auditions take place in one weekend at the conductor camp listed above.
If you plan on paying the audition fee at the door, please note that you will not receive the Audition Information Packet in advance, we may not have your free shirt nor will we have your audition sheets printed & ready to go.
Contact us for any other questions you might have.