Phantom Regiment’s entire fourth-place 1983 show was music by Russian Romantic composer Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky.
The opening medley started with a short-but-huge standstill fanfare, based on opening from “Serenade for Strings,” but much, much louder than Tchaikovsky could have ever imagined it. In reference to the work originally being written for strings, the color guard members caught their spinning flag poles and briefly treated them as violin bows. Right after that, the long, flowing red capes on the brass players were treated as visual shields to suddenly change the color scheme on the field.
Learn more about the 1983 Phantom Regiment, and save this week only on the Legacy DVD that contains the complete Phantom Regiment performance, along with all finalists from the 1983 World Championship.
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