Phantom Regiment corps director Patrick Seidling was selected as the DCI Division I Director of the Year on Aug. 9 in Orlando, Fla.

The award was announced before the evening DCI finals began.

“We all are extremely proud of Pat. He is a most-deserving winner,” said Greg Newell, Phantom Regiment vice president.

“Pat is well-respected not only by the members of the Phantom Regiment and everyone associated with the organization, but also by his fellow directors around the country. And we’re very happy to have him in the Phantom Regiment family.”

Pat joined the organization during the 2001 season when he served as a full-time tour director during the summer. At the end of that season, corps director John Baumgartner stepped down and turned the reins over to his hand-picked successor.

The corps has not missed a beat under Pat’s direction. He has been a key figure in acquiring major endorsement deals from Stanbury Uniforms and King Marching Brass. He has used his expertise to find the corps great transportation during the tour, and his leadership helped the corps to its best audition turnout ever last fall.

Pat marched in the Sundowners and Madison Scouts in the 1970s and early 80s. He has been involved in the now-defunct Expressions Drum and Bugle Corps in Louisiana as well as the Madison Scouts and Southwind. He was assistant director of Scouts and director of Southwind prior to joining the Phantom Regiment.

He is married to wife Attica and they live in Loves Park with their two dogs.

You can contact Pat during the day at 815-965-6777 or e-mail him at [email protected].