Phantom Regiment tops “Dick Tracy Days” field

by Andrew Wheeler, DCW staff

June 23, 2002 — Woodstock, IL . . . They filled the stands, they sat in lawn chairs on the embankment, and they even occupied the backfield stands. Fans came from seemingly everywhere to enjoy the finale of Woodstock’s annual “Dick Tracy Days” festival, and they were not disappointed. From the stands packed with fans to the lineup packed with drum corps, this show was bursting at the seams with music, pageantry and excitement.

2002 Phantom Regiment (Rockford, IL)
Photo by Larry Stolldorf

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