"Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music" - Ronald W. Reagan
3750 Transou Rd. Pfafftown, NC 27040
Band of Raiders
Ronald Wilson Reagan High School
Marching Band
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The Reagan High School Band of Raiders is Reagan's most active ensemble.  The band performs at all home games, away games (as a pep band), competitions, and parades.

The Band of Raiders teaches the importance of discipline, leadership, cooperation, team work, musicianship, self-motivation, determination, and being the best that you can be.
Band Camp is a two week long period of intense and long rehearsals held at Reagan High School.  The first week is primarily fundamentals, and the second week continues fundamentals but also work on the show and building relationships through activities led by the student leaders.  

The Reagan Band of Raiders employs the best staff to work with our students.  The staff includes the band directors, world class colorguard instructors, the finest percussionists, and other outstanding musicians.
One of the most important components of the Reagan Band is the Student Leadership Program.  Student leaders are selected through application, interviews, and auditions, and train throughout the summer at various camps and with the Reagan directors.

Student leaders assist with sectionals, drill rehearsals, prepare music, teach fundamentals, and run team building activities.
The Reagan Band of Raiders is a highly competitive group with an emphasis on improving the band's musicianship, discipline, and overall quality.  The Band of Raiders consistently receives Superior ratings at contests and achieves high scores in all captions.  Since 2005, the band has received over ten grand championships at contests.  In 2012, the band was one of the first bands in North Carolina to receive a Superior rating at the newly established marching band MPA.  
The Reagan Band of Raiders represented North Carolina in the National Independence Day Parade in Washington DC in 2014, and was invited and performed in the London New Year's Day Parade in 2016.
The colorguard is the auxiliary group that brings life and color to the half-time production.  Reagan has one of the finest colorguards and winterguard (separate winter group) in the region.  In 2012, the Reagan Winterguard was the CWEA champion!

Colorguard auditions are in the Spring of each year.
Frequently Asked Questions

What instruments can I play in marching band?


Piccolo, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto and tenor saxophone, trumpet, mellophone, trombone, baritone, tuba, and percussion.

When does the band rehearse?

Band Camp is the last week in July and first week of August.  In August and September, the band rehearses on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 - 8:30pm.  See calendar for details.
How do I register?

Registration starts in March and ends in May.  You may register online at www.bandofraiders.org on the front page.  Failure to register on time can mean you will not have a spot in the marching band in the fall.


 
Is there credit available for marching band?

Yes!  You can receive a half-academic credit or a half-honors credit!

What kind of trips does the band participate in?

The band has traveled and performed in the London New Years Day Parade, the National Independence Day Parade in Washington DC, Universal Studios, and area and regional contests.