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There is only one corps left. To close out our individual corps discussions let's take this week to discuss Phaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaantom REGIMENT


What are your top 1-5 Phantom shows?

(Optional) What are your 1-3 least favorites from them?

You can go into as much or little detail as you like but please please try to keep things positive.

For a quick recap in case you missed it and/or want to add your contributions:

Week 1- Cavies- 2006 the Machine is the favorite and 2012 15 min of fame is the least favorite.

Week 2- Jersey Surf- 2012 Bridgemania favorite

Week 3- Blue Knights-1994 Trittico for bras band favorite. least  2001Blue Toons

Week 4- Spirit of Atlanta- 1980 favorite

Week 5- Carolina Crown- Favorite: 2015 Inferno; Least Favorite: 2017 ...It is

Week 6- The Mandarins- 2017 inside the ink for favorite.

Week 7- Boston Crusaders- 2000 RED is the favorite.

Week 8- Pioneer- 1996 Celtic Twilight is the favorite.

Week 9- Santa Clara Vanguard- 1999 Inventions for a New Millennium favorite. 1995 Not the Nutcracker least favorite.

Week 10- Oregon Crusaders 2014 Nevermore is the favorite

Week 11- The Crossmen- 1992 Songs for the Planet Earth is the favorite.

Week 12- The Cadets- 2011 Between Angels and Demons is the favorite. 2006 The Zone Part II least favorite.

Week 13 Corrps that are no longer with us. Every show is a winner!

Week 14 Genesis TIE 2016 Hell Hath No Fury and 2017 the other side of now.   Music City 2017 the tribe

Week 15 Madison Scouts- 1995 A Drum Corps Fan's Dream: A Day in the Life of a Bull Fighter. Least Favorite 2009 Relampago

Week 16- The Academy- favorite 2016 Drum Corpse Bride

Week 17- Seattle Cascades- favorite 2002 City Riffs

Week 18- The Blue Devils Favorite 1986. Least Favorite-2010 through a glass darkly

Week 19- The Colts- Favorite 2007 Equinox

Week 20- Blue Stars- 2008 Le Tour for the favorite.

Week 21 Pacific Crest- 2012 the Spectrum gets the win.

Week 22- Bluecoats- 2014 Tilt gets the win. 1992 for least favorite.

Week 23- the Troopers. Current tie between 1985 and 2009.

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Favorites for me

1. 1996 A Defiant Heart. I think this is the best show musically of all time.

2. 1989- this show with New World symphony was absolutely stunning and probably would have won any other year.

3. 2008- Spartacus. No list is complete without a mention of this show. A total GE monster and their most complete show. A magical show in a year that had a lot of other great shows...and I show that I think set up a direction for other corps to follow from 09-present.

4. 1992. This is not a typo. This is the best 1812 overture I have ever heard.

5. 1979- I was debating between this and 2011 but I am going to go with the older show here.

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This one should be interesting.  Some of my favorites when I got into the activity were from Phantom Regiment, it saddens me that I personally haven't connected with recent efforts in that way.  

  1. 1996 - I think this is a perfect representation of what Shostakovitch is represented on the field, the emotionally charged nature of his music is perfectly communicated and it's always been a favorite of mine.  
  2. 2007 - Yes, Firebird is awesome but I really connect with the front half of the shows minimalist nature, Vespertine Formations and 1000 Airplanes on the Roof REALLY fit into what I enjoy and they really did those justice.  
  3. 2005 - I read a lot about how people were pretty shocked that they picked this rep. and I can see how but man.  It worked.  SO WELL.  Just 12 minutes of fantastic music and drill.  
  4. 1993 - Lovelovelove this whole show, incredible field coverage visually paired with pretty aggressive and in your face music.  And the ballad.  Fantastic stuff.  
  5. 2006 - They were masters of ballads, and Ave Maria is just........incredible.  Whole show is amazing but that part specifically is just wow.  

Honorable mention to one show, though just one part.  The Schoenberg ballad in 2000 is something I cannot listen to enough, the rest of the show doesn't do a ton for me but the ballad is incredible.  

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ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh boy. 










HM 1977, 78, 79, 81, 83, 84, 87, 91, 93, 94, 95, 2007, 2011, 2012


Least: 2009 easily

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 Favorites.... 1989 " New World Symphony "

                        1991.... "Phantom Voices "

                        1996... " Defiant Heart "

                         1977, 1978, 1979

                          2003.... "Harmonic Journey "

                          1994... " Songs for a Summer Night "

                         2006..... Faust "


2nd tier likes:   2011.... " Juliet "

                           2008.... " Spartacus "

                          1982..... " Spartacus "

                           1992...." War and Peace"

                           2007..... " On Air"


 Swing and Miss... 2017..." Phantasm "

                                  2014.... " Swan Lake "






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Judges, are you watching?

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Favorites: 2003, 1989, 2006, 1995, 2008

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