All Phantom Regiment alumni, fans, boosters and friends are invited to Backyard Grill & Bar (6473 N. Second St., Loves Park) on Tuesday, Sept. 5 to watch the Drum Corps International World Championships broadcast on ESPN2. Backyard Grill will be showing it on its big projection screen television.

Phantom Regiment captured second place with its production of “Faust,” winning the general effect visual and percussion performance captions in the process. Once again, the Rockford-based corps was a crowd favorite as it placed in the top five for a fifth consecutive season.

The two-hour show starts at 7 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to have dinner at Backyard Grill and enjoy the show. A significant portion of the restaurant’s revenue that night will be donated back to Phantom Regiment.

Stop by and say hello to Phantom Regiment’s new executive director, Rick Valenzuela! He officially begins his new position Sept. 1.

Check out the link below for a poster of the event featuring Phantom Regiment.

For more information about Phantom Regiment, go to or e-mail [email protected].

Oh, and by the way, Backyard Grill has arguably the best burgers in town — Try the Backyard Burger, medium rare!!