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A Letter From The Phantom Regiment Executive Director

Dear friends, phamily, and phans, Welcome to another year-end! It’s time for us to close 2018 and look toward the future and decide “What’s Next” for us. Those words were the message used by our guest speaker, Robert Cawthorne, at our banquet this past August. Those words resonated not only with the young people in […]

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2019 Spartans December Camp Information

Thank you to all who participated in our November Camp weekend. The next camp for the corps will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday (December 14, 15 and 16) starting at 6PM Friday and ending at 4PM Sunday. Location TBA as we get closer to the date. Brass and Percussion are asked to be there […]

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Give Thanks For The Watchmen And Support The Corps

On Tuesday, November 27, 2018, the nonprofit community will celebrate #GivingTuesday, and the Watchmen will be joining the celebration! What began in 2012 as a response to the commercialism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday has grown into an international movement celebrating the vital work that nonprofit organizations do and providing a platform for significant […]

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Watchmen Welcomes New Drill Designer—Ryan H. Turner

The Watchmen Drum and Bugle Corps is proud to welcome their 2019 drill designer Ryan H. Turner to the design team. “We are extremely excited to have his talent and unmatched passion for the marching arts to share with our organization,” said David Becker, Executive Director for The Watchmen. New Direction, Huge Potential Turner is […]

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Wes Hobby Passes Away At Age 90

Milton “Wes” Hobby Jr., known widely as the voice of drum corps for more than 40 years, passed away at the age of 90 on November 14, 2018 at Bridgeport Hospital in Connecticut. He was inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame in 2010 for lifetime achievement in drum and bugle corps activity. […]

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Pioneer News From The Top – November 19th

SUPPORT THE CORPS ON AMAZON SMILE Yes, Amazon Smile gives the Corps .05% of eligible you make in the form of a monthly check to the Pioneer. It is a foundation by Amazon to benefit not-profits like the Pioneer. There is no fee to use this service. As we are getting closer to the holidays […]

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2018 Spirit Of Atlanta Christmas Ornament Sale

Spirit of Atlanta is now taking online orders for our limited edition 2018 “Spirit of Christmas” ornaments. These are hand-blown glass and a very classy addition to any tree or holiday decor. Each ornament is $15 and all proceeds benefit the corps fundraising efforts. Get yours today in The Spirit Store! Read the rest of […]

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Jersey Surf Announces 2019 Program Design Team

The Jersey Surf is very pleased to announce the organization’s program design team for the 2019 Drum Corps International season and summer tour. Alan Spaeth, Creative Director ALAN SPAETH has been designing for the Marching Arts since 1988. He is known for creative, one-of-a-kind shows. Working with several groups at various competitive levels his work […]

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In The News – Allentown Cadets Hit Hard Financially By Sexual Misconduct Scandal

The parent organization of the Allentown Cadets drum and bugle corps lost more than $1.5 million in sponsorships, donations and ticket sales in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against ex-CEO George Hopkins. Youth Education in the Arts said in court papers this week that it began suffering financially in April, which was when The […]

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In The News – Drum Corps Seeks $1.5 Million From Former Director After Sexual Misconduct Scandal

After being sued by its former director for more than a half-million dollars in severance and back pay, Allentown’s Cadets drum corps has fired back with a counter claim seeking more than $1.5 million in losses allegedly incurred because of that director’s sexual misconduct scandal. Youth Education in the Arts (YEA), the nonprofit that runs […]

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