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Posts from July 2016

Robots are taking over Rockford!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 4:07 PM by Lauren Sergent

Robots are taking over Rockford this weekend! The Rockford region is a mecca for sporting events of all kinds - including competitive robotics. 32 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics teams from Illinois and Wisconsin will be competing in the 4th Annual Rock River Off-Season Competition (R2OC) this Saturday, July 30 at Rock Valley College.

Marching Bands and Phantoms

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 4:00 PM by Elizabeth Wood

Imagine standing in an open field with a group of other people, and you're told to move from one spot to another. Sounds easy, right? Now imagine that it's 90 degrees out, you have to move your feet at the EXACT same time as everyone else, you can't bounce when you walk, you can't look down, you might be moving backwards...oh yeah, and you're playing songs from memory on an instrument. Not so easy anymore! This is just the tip of the iceberg of what members of the Phantom Regiment do for every practice and performance!