Sponsor a member of the Phantom Regiment by contributing to their membership dues.
The Phantom Regiment Drum Corps travels over 15,000 miles every summer competing in over 30 competitions throughout the United States. Over a period of 70 days, Phantom Regiment travels through 30 states with a fleet including 5 buses, 2 equipment trucks, a mobile kitchen, and more. This endeavor, while costly, results in an unmatched, life-changing experience for the 150 drum corps members, who learn valuable lessons in discipline, perseverance, and collaboration that will last them throughout their lives.
Members are asked to supplement the cost of a summer tour with Annual Membership Dues of $4400, which is approximately 1/3 of the total cost to house, feed, and transport a member of the Phantom Regiment Drum Corps. Phantom Regiment strives to keep member dues as low as possible, but we recognize that some members have obligations and personal circumstances that make meeting their financial obligations difficult.
You can help a member directly by making a contribution to their fundraising campaign. To get started, simply scroll down to view all of our member fundraisers.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is my sponsorship tax deductible?
Contributions made to member dues are not tax deductible according to IRS regulations. Payments made through this site are made directly to Phantom Regiment. Phantom Regiment does not charge any additional fees outside of credit card processing fees that are required by all major credit card processing companies.
Can I pay with a check?
Yes! If you would prefer to pay by check, please mail to:
Sponsorship - Member Name
ATTN: Phantom Regiment
420 N. Main St.
Rockford, IL 61103
What if the member I sponsored is released or quits?
If the member is released by the corps (not including for rule violation) your sponsorship payment will be returned to you. If the member chooses to leave the corps (quit), your payment is converted to a 100% tax-deductible donation and credited toward our general scholarship fund. The donation is non-refundable.
How do I make a tax-deductible donation?
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, you may donate to one of our Scholarship Funds at regiment.org/scholarships. Donations to the General Scholarship are distributed to those deserving of and in need, as determined by the executive director and staff.