From the Phantom Regiment Web site: Sure, folks south of Paducah may wonder why we're so excited about being outdoors in February, but come on, it's northern Illinois and Saturday was near 60 degrees! Not to mention that at our last camp - a mere four weeks ago -- it was 10 below zero and a foot of snow was on the ground. Yes, basics in the sunshine at a February camp is a rare thing indeed! This past weekend we held our February camp at Keith School, snuggled in a beautiful wooded neighborhood in central Rockford. The brass, battery and pit were in for the weekend and, once again, we had nearly 100 percent attendance, with only one percussionist out and more than 70 brass in house all weekend. Read more.
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