Rockford, IL. The Rockford Symphony Orchestra along with the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps are pleased to announce Rockford Rhythm, an exciting new music program in the Rockford region for students ages 1216. Presented in partnership with the Phantom Regiment, Rockford Symphony Orchestra joins Rockford Public Schools District 205, and Court Street United Methodist Church in this community endeavor that will provide youth with all the benefits of a strong music education foundation, discipline, time management skills, and a safe and fun place to spend time after school. Students from the all around the region are invited to participate. For more information, or to sign up, visit www.rockfordrhythm.org.
The program will offer percussion instruction taught by regional and national music educators and performers and offers opportunities for performances year round. The Drumline will rehearse on Monday nights at Court Street UMC and one Saturday per month. Rockford Rhythm will perform at area events throughout the year.
The Rockford Rhythm drumline will kick off on Saturday, June 11, 2016 with an informational meeting at 2:00 pm at Rockford University, 5050 E State Street, Rockford. The meeting will be at the Seaver PE Center. There will be a $50 participation fee for each student, with financial aid opportunities available.
The Phantom Regiment is a Rockford-based youth organization dedicated to the development of self-esteem and self-reliance since 1956. It encourages team work, sportsmanship, civic pride and contributions of one’s personal best to a group effort. These lessons are learned through a musical and marching activity in which there is a blending of the arts and athletics.
The Rockford Symphony Orchestra is a regional, award winning professional orchestra performing in the Coronado Theater from October through April. The RSO is under the direction of Music Director Steven Larsen, who is celebrating his 25th season as conductor.