Only eight days until THE Midwest Championships on July 11 and July 12 in Dekalb, Ill. Tim Farrell, a Phantom Regiment alum (and current president of that corps' board of directors), remembers, "The night that the Madison Scouts and the Phantom Regiment had a tie-breaker face-off. It was THE most exciting, memorable and talked-about competition that I have ever attended. The judges and event administrators were going above and beyond standard operating procedure by bringing both corps back to the field."