Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps - 50th Anniversary

50th Anniversary

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the organization's founding in 1956, the 2006 show, "Faust", took the corps back to its true classical heritage and included works such as: Scythian Suite by Sergei Prokofiev, Ave Maria by Franz Biebl, Piano Concerto by John Corigliano, and Symphony No. 2 ("Resurrection") by Gustav Mahler. The 2006 Phantom Regiment took second place with a score of 96.850 at the Drum Corps International World Championships in Madison, Wisconsin, Regiment's highest finish since 1996. The corps also received its first Fred E. Sanford High Percussion Award, led by percussion caption head Paul Rennick. As a humorous side note, a judge described this show as "touching my very soul" and then proceeded to announce "I need a cigarette, and I don't even smoke" thus proving the 2006 "Faust" production to be one of Phantom Regiment's most emotional productions yet.

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