From a Phantom Regiment press release: Jamey Thompson, who has written the drill for numerous top-notch drum corps shows over the past several years, has accepted the position of drill designer for Phantom Regiment. "I'm very happy to have Jamey joining us," said Dan Farrell, Phantom Regiment's program coordinator. "I've been a fan of his writing for quite some time, and I am looking forward to having him as a member of the design team." Thompson's hiring completes the Phantom Regiment design team. Color guard designer Adam Sage was hired in September, while J.D. Shaw returns for his fourth year as brass arranger and Paul Rennick for his third year as percussion arranger. Thompson has been involved in the activity as a marching member, designer or adjudicator for more than 20 years. He currently writes for high school marching bands in Indiana, Ohio, Arizona, Texas, Florida and Georgia. In addition to his new post at the Phantom Regiment, he is the visual designer for the 2004 DCA Champion Empire Statesmen and WGI World Class finalist Momentum winter percussion. Previously, he served as visual designer for the Glassmen from 1997 to 2002, and the Madison Scouts in 2003 and 2004. He is a member of the Midwest Judges Guild, judging marching bands and winter guards throughout the country. Jamey marched in the Cavaliers and the Cavaliers' winter guard. He received a bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in public accounting from Loyola University (Chicago) and passed the CPA exam. After working at what was then a "Big Six" firm, he turned his focus to not-for-profit accounting and management. From 1997 to 2000, he was the managing director of Windy City Performing Arts and now serves as a free-lance accountant to a variety of businesses in the Chicago area. Jamey can be contacted at