Drum Corps International (DCI), is the highest league of competitive marching band. Over the summer, drum corps go on tour – DCI Tour is a series of more than 100 drum corps competitions that take place across the country. Drum corps is more than a summer of travelling the country playing shows and competing. It is a summer of trials and tribulations, a summer of growth and development. It requires extreme dedication and strength – physically and mentally - as well as a deep passion for the arts. Drum corps is an unparalleled experience of work, perseverance, and reward.
I have been contracted to march with the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps, a corps that has a long history of success and prestige.
In the summer of 2014, I had the honor of marching with the Phantom Regiment. I intended to return in 2015, but due to a rock climbing accident, I underwent knee surgery and was unable to march. After extensive physical therapy, I was cleared to march for the summer of 2016! At the November audition process, I earned a position with the trumpet section of the 2016 Phantom Regiment and can't be more excited!
Participating in drum corps requires attendance at monthly rehearsal camps in Illinois, and tour fees that cover world class instructional staff, show design, transportation, housing, food, and more. I need to fundraise approximately $5,500 to cover all of this. Marching with the Phantom Regiment is an incredible experience that provides a lifetime of memories. Donations of any amount to support my endeavor would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!