ROCKFORD, Ill. (Dec. 15, 2008) – Phantom Regiment is pleased to announce a new partnership with Jupiter Band Instruments. Under this new agreement, Phantom Regiment will exclusively play Jupiter brass instruments in all field and stage performances.

“The Quantum Marching Brass has proven to me that artistry and nuance can go hand-in-hand with stability and durability. From stunning pianissimos to fiery fortissimos, Jupiter has engineered the next generation of marching brass
instruments that meet the rigorous performance standards of the Phantom Regiment brass,” said J.D. Shaw, Phantom Regiment’s brass arranger and brass caption head.

Phantom Regiment, which earned its second Drum Corps International championship this past summer, has finished among the top three in brass for four consecutive seasons.

“Partnering with the DCI World Champion after having released these instruments only one year ago validates Jupiter’s commitment to the development of quality instruments.

With the fierce competition in the market today, we are honored that Phantom Regiment has chosen Quantum,” Jupiter Band Instruments president Tabor Stamper said. “The Phantom Regiment staff is absolutely dedicated to the music education and individual growth of each member. In addition, the powerful, yet incredibly musical sound of their ensemble perfectly parallels the goals we had in developing the Quantum series of Jupiter Marching Brass.”

Rick Valenzuela, Phantom Regiment’s executive director, notes that there are many familiar faces at Jupiter:  “We have worked with the management and design team of Jupiter before and are looking forward to a very exciting relationship between Phantom Regiment and Jupiter.”

About Phantom Regiment

Phantom Regiment, based in Rockford, Ill., is a youth organization dedicated to the development of self-esteem and self-reliance. It encourages teamwork, sportsmanship, civic pride and contributions of one’s personal best to a group effort. These lessons are learned through a musical and marching activity in which there is a blending of the arts and athletics.

Founded in 1956, the corps won the world championship in 2008 and 1996 and has finished among the top three 11 times. It has the second-longest active streak of consecutive appearances in DCI’s world championship finals. The organization also sponsors several other educational opportunities, including camps for aspiring drum majors and percussionists as well as a fall marching band festival.

About Jupiter Band Instruments, Inc.

Jupiter Band Instruments Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is the U.S. distributor for Jupiter woodwinds and brass, Mapex concert and marching drums, Majestic marching and concert percussion, and Altus handmade flutes. Its parent company, KHS Musical Instruments Co., is one of the world’s largest producers of musical instruments.

Jupiter’s Quantum marching brass line has been meticulously designed with a unified, ensemble voicing throughout the series. Combined with features such as ergonomic trigger placement, full visibility and durable construction, these
horns are sure to make the most of any performance.

For more information about Jupiter, go to its Web site at www.jupitermusic.com.

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