Get ready for Marching Band 2024-25!

 

Check back on April 22 for links and info: registration, sponsorship opportunities & spirit wear for 2024-25. Welcome, Band of Raiders!

Marching Band 2023

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For other events, see calendar entries or Mr. Johnston's emails for more info.


Band Camp 2024 dates announced

With the new school schedule for 2024-25 (approved in January),
school starts much earlier than we are used to, and so does band camp!

 

Please mark your calendars now as you are making summer plans:

Band Camp 2024: July 22 - August 2

First day of school: August 12


April 11-13: Spring Trip
Spring Trip 2024

 

The Band of Raiders wishes safe travels to our students, parents and staff traveling to the Cherry Blossom Festival this week.

 

Travelers: See email from April 9 for final details.
Parents on trip: See map (link in email) for parking at Reagan. Sign in at front office and meet in the band room.
Students: Go to 3rd lunch, then meet in the band room.


April 19: All County Jazz Concert: East Forsyth
All County Jazz Concert

 

Congratulations to the Reagan students who have been selected for the WS/FCS All-County Jazz Band!


Friends and family are welcome to attend the FREE concert. Come enjoy amazing jazz performed by talented students from across our county.

 

Friday, April 19, 6:00pm

East Forsyth High School


April 20: Solo & Ensemble at ReaganSolo & Ensemble

 

What is Solo & Ensemble?

It's an opportunity for students to perform (solo or as part of a small group) for a judge and receive feedback.

Reagan is excited to host music students from across our county to show off their talent and skills.

 

Parents: We will need volunteers and donations for concessions. Please watch for signup emails.

Students: Sign up to volunteer.


3 Reagan students featured in district video

WSFCS video, All State Orchestra

 

Click the video to see musicians from Reagan and Atkins who performed with the 2023 North Carolina All-State Orchestra.

 

The video also shows Reagan Orchestra and Jazz 1 classes in action. (YouTube link.)

 

The Reagan segment begins at time stamp 2:35 in the video.

 

Congratulations to our students.


Record Season Sweep: 4-Time Grand Champions

2023 Marching mellophones

 

Congratulations to the Marching Band of Raiders! Grand Champions in all 4 competitions:

- Maiden Tournament of Bands

- Mt. Airy Festival of Bands

- N Wilkes Viking Clash of Bands

- E. Lincoln Carolina Classic

 

BOR took 1st place 4 times for:

percussion, color guard,

music, marching, general effect, overall. Drum majors brought home trophies for 1st, 2nd x2, and 3rd places. What a season!

2023 football game halftime. Photo credit: Julie Wagoner


Color Guard Sweep: First Place in all 4 Competitions

Colorguard at halftime show

 

Congratulations to the Marching Band of Raiders Color Guard: first place in all 4 competitions this season!

 

Your hard work and beautiful impact on the show are greatly appreciated and applauded.

 

The BOR wishes the guard continued success for the rest of the fall marching season and into the upcoming the Winter Guard season.

2023 football halftime. Photo credit: Julie Wagoner


Percussion Sweep: First Place in all 4 Competitions

Percussion warmup 2023 Mt Airy

 

Congratulations to the Marching Band of Raiders Percussion: first place in all 4 competitions this season!

 

Whether marching on the field from back to front (and everywhere in between), or jamming it out down front – the percussion keeps it all together with power and energy.

 

Congrats on the hard-earned and well-deserved trophies.

2023 warmup at Mt. Airy competition. Photo credit: Ceci Gonzalez


Music + Marching Sweep: First Place in all 4 Competitions

Mellophone solo 2023

 

Congratulations to the Marching Band of Raiders: first place for both music and marching in all 4 competitions this season!

 

Marching band is first and foremost: music and marching. Students' phenomenal time and dedication bring the director's musical selections to life. Staff, students, parents: great work!

 

Congrats to the award-winning soloists: Athena, Jack, Douglas.

2023 football game halftime, mellophone solo. Photo credit: Julie Wagoner


Important dates coming up:
 

Apr 11-13: Spring Trip to DC Cherry Blossom Festival

Apr 12-13: All-State Jazz Band

Apr 18-19: All-County Jazz Clinic

Apr 20: Solo & Ensemble

Apr 26-28: All-State Honors Band

 

(Also see the calendar here on this website for more info.)

 

Congratulations to the Marching Band of Raiders on a successful 2023 season!


Mr. Johnston's BOR Information Folder

Find the latest Marching Band info here.

2023 Mt Airy competition warmup

2023 warmup at Mt. Airy competition. Photo credit: Ceci Gonzalez

 

2023-2024 Accomplishments of the Reagan Bands

 

Congratulations to all of these groups and individual musicians:

 

Marching Band – Mt. Airy Festival of Bands Grand Champions
Marching Band – Maiden Tournament of Bands Grand Champions

Marching Band – N. Wilkes Viking Clash of Bands Grand Champions

Marching Band – E. Lincoln Carolina Classic Grand Champions

Congratulations to Jazz 1 and Wind Ensemble for performing at NCMEA Conference

 

Check back for updates throughout the year.

 

BOR Mission Statement

"We, the Reagan High School Band of Raiders, will stand as a united family of musicians and guard with dignity, integrity, and pride. While building upon our legacy of musical, visual, and performance excellence, we will strengthen our work ethic, learn life lessons, and raise the bar for all bands to come." – Class of 2011
 
 

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