Taylor Sitzman will be returning for his second summer as mellophone tech with the Phantom Regiment. He began his drum corps career in 2009 as a mellophone at Phantom Regiment and aged out with the corps in 2010. Taylor also served as field coordinator for the 2012 Music on the Move event in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Outside of drum corps, Taylor is an assistant band director at Union Public Schools in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Taylor serves as 7th grade coordinator, 6th grade trumpet teacher, high school assistant, and visual coordinator for the Union Renegade Regiment. His bands have won sweepstakes awards and have been medalists in Bands of America Regional events.
In his free time he also teaches French horn lessons to students in the greater Tulsa metroplex, and he is currently studying horn with Professor Lanette Compton of Oklahoma State University. In the winter season, Taylor serves as a general effect judge in the Oklahoma winterguard circuit.
Taylor received his bachelors degree in music education from the University of Arkansas. During his time at the University, he became an established horn player in the Northwest Arkansas region, performing with the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Brass Choirs and Brass Ensembles. Taylor spent his undergraduate career studying privately with Dr. Tim Thompson, Dale Warren, Dr. Chris Knighten, Scott Tomlinson, and Brandon Hults.
He served as the University of Arkansas Chapter President of College Music Educators National Conference in his senior year, and is currently a member of the National Association for Music Education and the International Horn Symposium.