"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

2019 Band of Raiders Marching Band Information

Welcome to the information page for the 2019 Reagan High School Band of Raiders Marching Band!  We are very excited to get the season underway and hope you will be a part of it with us!  Please read the information carefully and let us know if you have any questions.

To register for the 2019 Band of Raiders Marching Band please contact Robert Johnston, Director of Bands, directly at rvjohnston.reaganbands@gmail.com.

Important Upcoming Dates:
April 1st: Registration Opens
May 28th: $100 Deposit Due (non-refundable)
May 28th: New Parent Meeting (6:00pm in the RHS Auditorium)
May 28th-29th: Rookie Camp (4:00pm-6:00pm)
May 28th-May 30th: Percussion Auditions (4:00pm-6:00pm)
May 28th-May 31st: Colorguard Auditions (4:00pm-6:00pm)
June 4th-June 5th: Mini-Camp (All Members from 4:00pm-7:00pm)
July 16th, 18th, & 23rd: Optional Summer Rehearsals
July 25th: Leadership Training Day (Leadership Team from 9:00am-3:00pm)
July 28th: Everything Day
July 29th-August 9th: Full Band Camp

Important Documents and Information:
2019 Student & Parent Letter
2019 Commitment Contract
2019 BOR Marching Band Schedule 
Frequently Asked Questions
Leadership Application and Reference Form
2019 BOR Percussion Audition Materials
2019 Jamboree Ad
2019 BOR Emails
Commitment Forms and Deposits can be mailed to the following address:
Reagan High School
Attn: RHS Band
3750 Transou Road
Pfafftown, NC 27040

Contact Information:
Robert Johnston- Director of Bands
          rvjohnston.reaganbands@gmail.com
          rvjohnston@wsfcs.k12.nc.us
Kenneth Tysor- Associate Director of Bands
          ktysor@wsfcs.k12.nc.us

Reagan High School
          (336) 703-6776
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 twenty 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 performed in the London New Year's Day Parade in 2016 and represented North Carolina in the National Independence Day Parade in Washington DC in 2014 and 2018.
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, 2017, and 2018 the Reagan Winterguard was the CWEA champion!

Auditions for the 2018 colorguard is May 29th-June 1st from 4:30-6:30pm. 


 
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.