50 years of competitive statistics

1956 – First rehearsal held that fall at Memorial Hall in Rockford.

1957 – Entered parades only.

1958-1964 – Competed regionally and at select national competitions.

1958 – Corps earns it’s first-ever 1st place in Bangor, Wi.

1963 – Corps competes as an all-male corps for the season only. The all-female indoor guard “Phantomettes” operates independant from the Phantom Regiment for this season.

1964 – Placed 14th at VFW Nationals in Cleveland.

Marched in one show in early summer 1965, then disbanded.

The cadet corps continued to do parades (under the names Phantom Regiment Cadets, Blackhawk Cadets and Forest City Rangers), while the Phantom Regiment was dormant for the rest of 1965 and until late fall, 1967.

January 10, 1968 – First rehearsal of the re-formed Phantom Regiment

1968 – Reformed as a chartered not-for-profit entity and marched parades.

1969 – Re-entered field competitions locally and regionally.

1971 – The reformed Phantom Regiment wins it’s first 1st-place at a competition in Hurley, Wi.

1972 – Placed 23rd at the first-ever DCI Championships.

1973 – Placed 14th at the DCI Championships.

1974 – Made DCI Finals for the first time, placing 11th (8th in prelims).

1975 – The corps adopts the helmet as part of it’s uniform.

Phantom Regiment in DCI:

32 consecutive DCI Finals appearances (1974-2005), placing below 8th only 3 times (1974, 1975, 1986).

Phantom Regiment has placed in the Top 5 for 22 of the 32 years it has been in DCI Finals.

Placed 4th 7 times.
Placed 3rd 4 times (1991, 1993, 1994, 2005)
Placed 2nd 4 times (1977, 1978, 1979, 1989)
Won the DCI Championships once (1996).

Earned the top score in brass performance at DCI Finals in 1978, 1989 and 1996.

Earned the top score in guard performance at DCI Finals in 1977 and 1988.

Earned the top visual performance score at DCI Finals in 1979, 1980, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1991 and 1993.

Earned the top score in GE Music at DCI Finals in 1991 and 1996.

Earned the top score in GE Visual at DCI Finals in 1993 and 1996.

Awarded the Disney Award at DCI Finals in 2005.

Earned 2nd place in brass, percussion and visual at DCI Finals in 2005.