ELKHART, Ind. – Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps will perform on the newly designed King Marching Brass beginning with the 2003 Drum Corps International season. "We are very excited," said Pat Seidling, Director of Phantom Regiment. "King has great brand recognition and a great reputation in marching brass. We're pleased to be with King as they introduce the new line of marching brass instruments."Phantom Regiment members can first be seen playing these new instruments at the 2002 Midwest Clinic in Chicago. Writer/arranger J.D. Shaw will present a clinic on the fundamentals of outdoor brass technique and Phantom Regiment members will be demonstrating these techniques on the new instruments. The Midwest Clinic takes place Dec. 17-21. The new King Marching Brass will be on display at booth 1700.Fred Powell, brass products manager, said Rob Phillips and the research and development team at UMI has worked with Regiment staff and members to make sure these new marching horns are everything a DCI corps would want. "Obviously, working with the Phantom Regiment has been a great opportunity for all of us here at King," Powell said. "We often think of the raw power they possess, but Regiment brings a level of musicality into their performance that is rare. Their unique concept of sound has made the King Marching brass project both challenging and rewarding, and many musicians are going to benefit from the results in the future. That's been the best part – knowing that our collaboration is going to leave a lasting impression on the music industry and, at the same time, getting to work with some of the most conscientious, passionate players and administrators in all of DCI."For more information about other King instruments, visit www.unitedmusical.com.
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