Peter Bates is a visual instructor for the Phantom Regiment. Peter began marching with the Phantom Regiment in 2013, and played trumpet, mellophone, and flugelhorn in his five years performing with the corps. He served as the 2016 trumpet section leader, the horn sergeant in 2017, and was the recipient of the Mark Glasscoe Member of the Year Award in 2017. After his ageout from the corps he served on the tour staff in 2019 and he is excited to continue his involvement with the corps.
Peter is a visual designer, instructor, and clinician, residing in American Fork, Utah. He graduated from American Fork High School and teaches the marching band there, as well as many others in the state. During the winter season, Peter lives in Akron, Ohio, and teaches Matrix, with whom he performed in 2018.