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 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
  • and more….
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Clinician

Marie Czapinski

Marie Grana Czapinski is an expert in the field of pageantry and the only one to hold Hall of Fame membership in all 3 elite marching arts organizations:

Winter Guard International, Drum Corps International, Music For All/Bands of America.

She is a co-founder of Winter Guard International; she played a key role in the formation and development of Bands of America and was a DCI Championship adjudicator for 25 years. 

Marie has instructed numerous championship winter guards, drum corps and marching bands including several BOA Grand National Champions.  She is well known for her clinic presentations, integrity and creativity.  She is an active clinician and consultant including the Pride of Missouri State Winter Guard and Jubal Drum & Bugle Corps, Amsterdam. 

Marie is an educational clinician with Bands of America and Conn-Selmer, Inc. and is devoted to all aspects of education in the marching visual arts.  She is the Director of Education for the Midwest Color Guard Circuit and a member of their Hall of Fame.  She is currently the Director of Educational Outreach for the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps.

Executive Director

Stan Mauldin

Stan Mauldin, a University of Houston graduate and the new Executive Director of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps, has been teaching since 1979 and is retiring from Seguin Texas High School in May 2020. Under his direction, Mr. Mauldin’s ensembles have been 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 Semi-Finalists, Winterguard International (WGI) Winterguard World Champions, WGI Indoor Percussion World Champions and WGI Winter Winds World Championship Finalists. Additionally, Mr. Mauldn’s ensembles have performed at The Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago and New York’s Carnegie Hall.

Mr. Mauldin has extensive experience with Drum and Bugle Corps, most notably with the Blue Knights from Denver, CO. and as Brass Caption Head for the Colts of 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.

Mr. Mauldin 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 Mr. Mauldin 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. The Mauldins are a musical family. Wife, Bobbi is a retired orchestra director and Director of TLU’s Community Music Academy, oldest son Matt, a Berkley College of Music Graduate in Boston Ma., is a freelance musician in Los Angeles and youngest son Christopher, who studied piano with Anton Nell, just finished his DMA in piano performance at The University of Texas and is a studio musician in Los Angeles.

Corps Director

David Warren

David Warren is a native of Carrollton, Georgia and has held the position of Corps Director for the Phantom Regiment since June 2019. David’s career with the organization began as a member of the Phantom Regiment Drum Corps from 2012 to 2016 as a conductor. During his tenure as a member of the corps, David was awarded the Phantom Regiment Mark Glasscoe Member of the Year Award and the Drum Corps International Jim Jones Leadership Award. Before joining Phantom Regiment full-time, David was the Associate Director of Bands for Rome High School in Rome, Georgia.

David holds a degree in Music Education from Berry College in Mount Berry, Georgia and is currently pursuing a Masters in Music Education from the University of Georgia.

David has a deep appreciation for the impact that the Phantom Regiment has made on his life and loves being in a role where he can serve the organization that made him the person he is today. He currently resides in Rockford, Illinois.

Operations Manager

Lori Valenzuela

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