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….
Stan Mauldin Headshot
PR Academy Director

Stan Mauldin

David Warren Headshot
Corps Director

David Warren

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.

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.

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