Imagine standing under the stadium lights, feeling the adrenaline rush through your veins as the crowd holds its breath, waiting for your moment to shine. The 2024 Phantom Regiment is your chance to take center stage and let your talents soar. Whether you’re a percussionist, brass player, color guard artist, or have a knack for conducting, we want YOU to be a part of our legacy.

Countless audition stories begin with, “I didn’t think I was good enough.” The truth is that every Phantom Regiment member began their journey here. Whether you are a seasoned drum corps veteran or simply giving it a shot, we promise you a welcoming environment, outstanding instruction, and a phantastic learning experience.

Step into the spotlight!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Audition Materials Packet – $75
  • One-Day or Video Audition – $100
  • TOTAL = $175 (plus any travel expenses you may incur)

If you are invited to a callback camp, or if you are offered a membership agreement, you will be required to pay an additional $200 camp fee for the first weekend-long camp you attend. Any remaining camps you attend will be free of charge.

We are hosting a series of one-day, in-person auditions across the country throughout October and November. No matter where you attend, you will receive feedback from our expert staff of instructors. In-person, one-day audition sites are planned for the following areas:

  • October 29 – Southern California (Fountain Valley HS) 
  • October 29 – Tulsa, OK (Owasso HS)
  • November 5 – Dallas. TX (Plano Senior HS) 
  • November 5 – Houston, TX (Clear Brook HS) 
  • November 12 – Indianapolis, IN (Avon HS) 
  • November 12 – Atlanta, GA (Central HS – Carrollton, GA)
  • November 19 – Rockford, IL (Guilford HS)

Yes, we will accept video auditions throughout the winter and spring until all performer positions are filled. After you receive feedback from our staff, you may be asked to attend a weekend-long camp before membership is confirmed. If you are offered a membership agreement, you will be required to attend all rehearsal camps for your section. 

To audition by video, you will need to create an account in UltraCamp, purchase the audition packet material, and register for the video audition in order to submit your audition.

Weekend-long callback and rehearsal camps will be held in the Rockford area and are scheduled for the following dates:

  • December 8-10 
  • January 12-14 
  • February TBD 
  • April 26-28 (all sections)

Weekend-long camps will be in the Rockford area and flights should be booked to Chicago O’Hare or Rockford airports. The corps will be unable to provide transportation from Chicago Midway Airport.

All 2023 members of Phantom Regiment in good standing will bypass the initial audition round and proceed straight to the “callback” portion. No former member is guaranteed a spot for the 2024 season, and is expected to earn a contract by continuing to grow to the highest level of achievement. Any eligible 2023 returning member will receive a link to register their intention to participate in callbacks.

All spots are open for the 2024 season, including conductors. Phantom Regiment plans to have 165 performing members on the field in 2024.

The costs to operate a world-class drum corps such as the Phantom Regiment are significant. Tuition and fees paid by members only account for a fraction of the costs associated with operating winter camps and the summer tour. We are still working through the details for 2024 tuition and will release this information once it’s available.  

  • Audition Materials Packet – $75
  • One-Day or Video Audition – $100
  • Your 1st weekend-long camp – $200 (this is a one-time fee for the first camp you attend)
    • Any remaining rehearsal camps you attend will be free of charge
    • Room and board at camps is included
  • Tuition – TBD 

Please also consider your personal travel expenses to/from your audition site, rehearsal camps, and spring training/tour; as well as personal expenses such as mouthpieces, member jackets, tour spending money, etc.

Anyone between the ages of 14 to 21 may audition for the Phantom Regiment. DCI limits the age of participants to 21 years of age and younger. A participant who is 22 years before June 1 would be unable to compete. IF you turn 22 AFTER June 1st, you are eligible to participate in the 2024 season.

Packet, audition, and camp fees are not refundable. These fees are used to produce the high-quality materials, instruction, housing, and food we provide. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Additional Questions?

Please reach out to [email protected] with any additional questions that you might have!

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for positions unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications outlined in a role description. We are most interested in finding the best candidates for membership in our drum corps, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply to audition, even if you don’t believe you meet all of the qualifications described in the application.

We also acknowledge that there are often barriers to participation in drum corps that we are unaware of. If you are experiencing an obstacle, please let us know by filling out this short form.