Life-Changing Performing Arts Experiences

Our programs prepare the next generation of leaders in essential skills such as discipline, perseverance, and collaboration. We have designed our programs to meet performers at any level of performing arts experience.

Phantom Regiment Drum Corps

The crown-jewel of the organization, the Phantom Regiment Drum Corps is a world-renowned ensemble that competes as part of Drum Corps International (DCI).

Formed in 1956, the 150+ member corps travels throughout the United States performing in competitive field shows and parades each summer.

Phantom Regiment Academy

Our marching arts academy gives young performers an opportunity to learn from some of the best instructors in the world while connecting with other marching arts students from across the globe.

With both virtual and in-person events held throughout the country, a PR Academy experience is an excellent opportunity to learn life-long skills in a fun, interactive environment.

Marching & Concert Band Festivals

Whether indoor or outdoor, our partnership with Northern Illinois University offers one of the best venues in the Midwest to showcase high school bands.

Offering world-class adjudication and high-quality recordings, these annual events are highly anticipated by both directors, instructors, and students alike.

Rockford Rhythm

Rockford Rhythm offers private lessons and group drumming sessions, with opportunities to perform within the Rockford community.

Students of all levels of drumming experience as well as all diversities, skill levels, and backgrounds are invited to learn valuable life-skills and discover the joy of music.

Latest Program News

The Phantom Regiment not only gave me the three most exciting, intense, and rewarding summers I’ve ever had; It gave me experiences and skills that will resonate throughout the rest of my life. No other organization could have shaped me the way the Regiment did.

Sam Wildman, Drumline '13-15

Phantom Regiment has made a huge impact on my daughter’s life. I want y’all to know that when I first heard her tell me she wanted to join, I looked at your website and read the mission statement and thought it was a bunch of fluff. Wow, I was wrong. This was a life-changing experience for Ellie.  Thank you for making that happen.

Chris Kiihne, Parent of '18-20 Color Guard Member

I would not be who or where I am today without the experiences I had in my four years with the Phantom Regiment. This organization teaches discipline and perseverance unlike any other place I have known, and along the way you truly learn how to be a better version of yourself.

Amanda Petro, Hornline '15-18

We have this incredible desire to reach into the heart of fans, get pushed to the ultimate exhaustion, and give a part of ourselves without asking for anything in return. That is who the Phantom Regiment is, and that is exactly why I’ve become the strongest version of myself I never thought was possible.

Carrie Hodousek, Color Guard '10-12

We Are Phamily

What started as a playful term of endearment has come to define our community. Whether you are a member, instructor, staff, volunteer, donor, or fan in the stands, thank you for being a part of our phamily.

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