Members of Phantom Regiment’s brass section performed early Thursday morning as part of the Midwest Clinic, an international band and orchestra conference taking place this week in Chicago.

Regiment brass caption head Christian Carichner led the session, which featured a small ensemble of 18 tuba and euphonium players from the corps.

In his clinic “Establishing the ‘Bottom Line’ of Your Ensemble,” Carichner used the group to showcase tips, techniques and fundamentals for band directors to get the most out of their low brass students in rehearsals and performances.

“It's an exciting opportunity to make a positive change in the tuba and euphonium pedagogy that's taught in schools across the globe,” Carichner said about the session. “Midwest is the largest clinic of its kind, and I can't think of a better stage for the Phantom Regiment to shine.”

As part of the hour-long clinic that took place at the McCormick Place convention center, Carichiner said that the corps members performed excerpts to highlight pedagogical issues inherent in low brass playing while demonstrating how educators can work to improve those issues in the concert hall or out on the marching band field.

Started in 1946, the Midwest Clinic is billed as the world’s largest instrumental music education conference. Hosted annually over several days in December, events include a number of high profile concerts, educational sessions, exhibits and other musical showcases in downtown Chicago.