In The News: Help Phantom Regiment Pay Off A Debt
The Phantom Regiment, Rockford’s world-class drum and bugle corps, is hard at work once again, arranging another summer of sophisticated field maneuvers and brassy arrangements of classical music.
On two recent weekends, corps leaders auditioned nearly 500 young musicians who traveled from Japan, the Philippines, Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK, Canada, and most of the 50 states. They came to the Forest City because “Phantom” is a name recognized and admired throughout the world of drum corps.
This year they’re competing for open slots in the 150-member ensemble that throughout the summer will travel 15,000 miles to perform in competitions on both coasts and in between, including its annual Show of Shows at Boylan. It’s great advertising for Rockford.
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