In The News: Student With Vicksburg Ties In Group Of World Champs

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As the world watched Olympians fight for and win medals in China this week and last, one of Vicksburg’s own was winning a world championship a little closer to home.

Nicholas Manton, 20, and his drum and bugle corps, Phantom Regiment, won Drum Corps International’s World Championship at the finals in Bloomington, Ind., during the weekend.

The elite Phantom Regiment drum corps is based in Rockford, Ill., and includes about 130 members in percussion, brass and color guard sections. Members generally range in age from 17 to 21 and, from May to August, their lives are completely given over to practice and performing.

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Posted by on Tuesday, August 19th, 2008. Filed under DCI World.