Grow your skills with the best in the biz

Phantom Regiment boasts some of the most accomplished marching arts experts among it’s current and former design, instructional, and administrative staff.  Our director training helps leaders of all types of ensembles grow professionally – and personally.

Professional Development Opportunities are designed for current and aspiring ensemble directors 

Are you ready to take your ensemble to the next level?

Led by some of the marching arts industry’s most accomplished individuals, our professional development workshops are designed to get you motivated and confident to lead your ensemble. No matter the ensemble you lead, or your experience level, you can expect to improve your skills while getting real-world advice from instructors who have been there.

For those interested in furthering your career within or outside of drum corps, this is an excellent opportunity to meet and network with some of the most connected professionals in the marching arts!

Come ready to learn and have fun!

Sample topics covered in past professional development workshops:

  • Planning for the Season
  • Understanding the Judging System
  • Successful Show Concepts and Formulas
  • How to Maximize Effects
  • How to stage for Color Guard/Auxiliary
  • Recruiting and Retaining Talent
  • What to expect from your Drill Designer
  • Introduction to Pyware
  • and more….

Joe Huls

Stan Mauldin Headshot
PR Academy Director

Stan Mauldin

Joe Huls

My name is Joe Huls, I am a Phantom Regiment Alum (2000 – 2004) and I am a band director at John McEachern High School in Powder Springs, GA.  I have been writing drill and arranging music since 2003 and have had the opportunity to write for bands at almost every level.  From locally competitive bands all the way up to Big Ten Universities, and color guards and indoor drumlines of all levels from the local circuits all the way up to WGI finalist color guards.  

I am the owner and sole designer for, which is my marching arts design company for drill design, music arranging, pyware education and tutorials, and show consultation. I enjoy writing and designing marching band shows and helping bands of all levels find an appropriate product to make for a successful season.  

PR Academy Director

Stan Mauldin

Stan Mauldin joined the Phantom Regiment team in January 2020 and is Director of Phantom Regiment Academy.

The University of Houston graduate started teaching in 1979 and retired from Seguin (Texas) High School in May 2020. Under his direction, his ensembles were Texas Music Educators Association Honor Band Finalists, two-time UIL State Marching Band Champions, Bands of America Regional Finalists Bands of America Grand Champion National Semifinalists, Winter Guard International (WGI) World Champions, WGI Indoor Percussion World Champions and WGI Winter Winds World Championship Finalists. Additionally, his ensembles performed at The Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago and New York’s Carnegie Hall.

Stan also has experience with drum and bugle corps, most notably with the Blue Knights from Denver, Colo., and as brass caption head for the Colts from Dubuque, Iowa.

In 2018, the Seguin High School Band was honored to receive the Region 6, Heart of The Arts Award presented by the National Federation of State High School Associations and the Seguin Saxophone Ensemble performed at the Music for All National Festival in Indianapolis. The Seguin Saxophone Ensemble performed at the Texas Music Educators Convention, the Houston Underground Saxophone Competition and the Seguin Wind Ensemble performed in Dallas’ Majestic Theater in 2019.

He has been published in the “Southwestern Musician,” The Midwest Clinic’s “Motif’s,” and “The Instrumentalist” magazines as well as numerous music websites. In 2003 Mr. Mauldin was awarded the John Phillip Sousa Society “Legion of Honor” and in 2007 the UIL “Sponsor Excellence Award.”  In 2016, Stan was honored to be a Grammy Foundation Music Educator Award Quarterfinalist and is currently serving on the Mid-Texas Symphony Board and the Advisory Board of the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. 

His family is also musical. Wife Bobbi is a retired orchestra director. Oldest son Matt, a Berklee College of Music graduate, is a freelance musician in Los Angeles. Youngest son Christopher recently completed his doctorate in piano performance at University of Texas and is a studio musician in Los Angeles.

Upcoming Training Opportunities