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 offerings.
While in previous years, Phantom Regiment would be preparing for its May and June camps in Rockford, Akron, Frostburg and other location, this year it will be introducing virtual drum major and conducting camps with outstanding staff such as Galen Karriker, director of bands at University of Akron, and Louisiana band director Kevin Rabon. Both are alumni of Phantom Regiment, highly regarded in the music education world and long-time instructors at the in-person camps.
Additionally, long-time Texas music educator and Phantom Regiment Executive Director Stan Mauldin along with Phantom Regiment corps director David Warren will be leading virtual leadership clinics. In conjunction with the student leadership clinics, former Drum Corps International chief visual judge and hall of famer Marie Czapinski will spearhead virtual professional development learning sessions on design, color, and budget, among other topics. The two groups will then combine for a student-centered discussion with the directors.
Registrations for drum major/conducting, student leaders, and ensemble directors are open now, with additional sections to open soon. Space will be limited to be sure to offer the best possible experience for all participating students.
For more information and to register, visit regiment.org/pracademy.