Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps to train at Western

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Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:16 pm

http://www.wiu.edu/news/newsrelease.php ... e_id=15457

This is pretty huge for the community, the school of music, and the local band programs. For those that aren't aware, I marched with two different drum and bugle corps when I was younger (for those that don't know, drum corps is like the NFL of the marching band world). Phantom Regiment (from Rockford, IL) has won the world championships twice (1996 and 2008) and have competed in the World Championship Finals (top 12 corps) every year for the last 44 years.

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Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:02 am

This is a very important step in the right direction. Getting future students on campus is very important. WIU hosted the "Science Olympiad" competition for the central region a month or two ago. I got my first look at two potential university choices when I qualified for the Regional Illinois Science Academy competion at NIU and then the state competition at UofI! That was in the Spring of 1969. The title of my project, "Environmental selection of Drosophila Melanogaster!"

Tere, you mentioned how disappointed you were when the summer Browne Hall theater presentations were put on hold a couple of years ago. These have since returned to the schedule! Another great move! ;) jc
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Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:37 pm

Neckfansince71 wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:02 am
This is a very important step in the right direction. Getting future students on campus is very important. WIU hosted the "Science Olympiad" competition for the central region a month or two ago. I got my first look at two potential university choices when I qualified for the Regional Illinois Science Academy competion at NIU and then the state competition at UofI! That was in the Spring of 1969. The title of my project, "Environmental selection of Drosophila Melanogaster!"

Tere, you mentioned how disappointed you were when the summer Browne Hall theater presentations were put on hold a couple of years ago. These have since returned to the schedule! Another great move! ;) jc
First, congrats on you science excellence.

Second, I think the summer theater returning is just 1 show and it is local kids, not the Summer Music Theater of yore. But then again, at least a step in the right direction.
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