From a Phantom Regiment press release: Phantom Regiment, a youth arts organization based in Rockford, Ill., will open its newly remodeled Showroom on Thursday, Nov. 4. Located in the lower level of Burpee Center at Rockford College, the
showroom includes hundreds of T-shirts, sweatshirts and myriad souvenir items as well as nearly 50 years of memorabilia. Phantom Regiment, founded in 1956, has a long, colorful history and there are photos, posters, uniforms and musical instruments on display that span that time. Enjoy refreshments and giveaways, and take advantage of deep discounts on all merchandise to get you going for the holiday gift-giving season. An Open House Celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at the new showroom in Burpee Center, which is located on the Rockford College campus at 5050 E. State St. in Rockford. Contact 815.226.2835 for more information. Normal business hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phantom Regiment is a youth organization dedicated to the development of self-esteem and self-reliance. It encourages teamwork, sportsmanship, civic pride and contributions of one's personal best to a group effort. These lessons are learned through a musical and marching activity in which there is a blending of the arts and athletics. In addition to its flagship drum and bugle corps, which has been ranked
among the best in the world for more than 30 years, Phantom Regiment also runs a Drum Major Camp, a Snare Drum Camp and a Fall Marching Band
Festival -- all for high school students. Drums for All, a program targeting elementary students in Rockford, is jointly sponsored by Phantom Regiment and Rockford Symphony Orchestra. Phantom Regiment directly connects with more than 2,000 young people each year. It also attracts nearly 4,000 fans each summer to its Shows of Shows drum and bugle corps show in Rockford. For more information about Phantom Regiment and its programs, contact
director Patrick Seidling at 815.226.2835 or Visit Phantom Regiment on the Web at