Welcome to Legacy Regiment

Legacy Regiment is community ensemble that offers performance opportunities to musicians of all ages, abilities and instruments through out Central Illinois.

Legacy Regiment will perform throughout the community, participate in select parades, and will compete through virtual marching competitions offered by DCI’s Sound Sport Program.   Our first step as an ensemble is to start making music in March 2021 and conclude by the end of July or early August.  Current Rehearsal and performance dates are listed below.

Attendance is flexible and offered at no or little cost to the musician.

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Winter/Spring Rehearsal and Performance Dates

Rehearsals are currently located at Broadway Christian Church. 1205 S 9th St in Mattoon (61938). 


Rehearsal Times:  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Set up and Registration 2:30 – 3:00 pm

Rehearsal Dates:  (currently on Sunday’s)

March  –  14 , 28

April  –  11,  25

May  –  2,   16, 

Spring Debut! – May 23, Performance 4:00


Dates for June, July and August will be available closer to summer.   



Brass Instruments – Trumpet, Trombone, Mellophone, French Horn, Baritone, Tuba

Wood Wind Instruments – Flute, Clarinet, Recorder, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone

Portable Piano/Keyboard Instruments – will emulate different sounds including piano, strings, xylophone, marimba, vibraphone and more.

Drumline and Percussion – Snare Drum, Tenors, Bass Drum and auxiliary percussion (tambourine, maracas, and more).

String and Fretted Instruments – Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo and more.

These instruments listed are just a few examples of what instruments are used.

What to bring to Rehearsal and Performances?

***Mask (regular is fine, even for brass and wind players). This might change once we are able to practice and perform outside.

***Music Stand (travel or fold up works best)

***Music and Binder for Music (you will need to print music before hand, available online)

***Paper clips or tap (summer rehearsals)

***Water bottles

Wood Winds and Brass Instruments:  tuner, reeds, etc.  Tuba or large instruments can bring a stool or chair (non-marching/movement)

Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele, Banjo:  Secure strap, capo, tuners and picks.

Violin,  Viola, Cello and Dbl Bass:  Bring all accessories in order to play standing (not guitar style).  Chin rests or cloth recommended for support. Cello and Dbl Bass will need to bring a chair or stool (non marching/movement). 

Drumline/Percussion:  Practice Pad or Snare Drum with Silence Pad/Mute,  Stand for Pad/Drum (that is tall enough for standing),  Sticks (ralph Hardiman or similar preferred).  Percussion players (toms, cymbals, etc.) can use regular sticks.

Electric Guitar/Bass Guitar: There will be a limited amount of spots for these instruments.  Will need picks, tuner,  strap,  instrument chord, small amplifier, pedals and extension cord.  We recommend playing Acoustic if possible.

Piano/Keyboardists:  Will need to bring a stand, portable keyboard (any size, smaller preferred), power chord (unless battery powered) and extension cord.  Can use mounted music stands that connect or portable music stands. 

We are currently accepting new musicians!

Please fill out this registration form

Looking to Donate or support?


Interested in Helping?

Contact Chris Keniley, Director of “Legacy”