James F. Byrnes Rebel Regiment Blog

Welcome, Mrs. Joanne Ma

  Welcome to our new Front Ensemble Director Mrs. Joanne Ma! Joanne will be teaching Music at our new fine arts magnet Duncan Elementary School of the Arts. She will also be working full time with the Rebel Regiment as Front Ensemble Director.  We are thrilled she will be joining us and welcome her and […]

Congratulations to Our 2018 Rebel Regiment Drum Majors

Connor Whaley (Center) Auburn Collins Annsley Schwab Carley Willis (Backfield)

Welcome, Mr. Eric Bell!

We are very excited to announce that we have a newly added band director to the District Five team. Mr. Eric Bell will be joining us this fall. He will be teaching at Florence Chapel, D.R. Hill and assisting with the Rebel Regiment. Eric was himself a member of the Rebel Regiment and was Drum […]

Vote YES for S.302

TIME TO DRIVE TO 65! CONGRATULATIONS! S.302 PASSED THE HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE 15-2! We are one step closer to the finish line, but it’s not over yet!! S.302 now moves to the House Floor. The current word is that it will not be taken up until next Tuesday. We will let you know if we hear anything different. […]

CALLING ALL SPARTANBURG SCHOOL DISTRICT FIVE BAND FAMILIES

UPDATE (APRIL 11, 2018) Bill S.302 must get through sub-committee before it gets to the main education committee chaired by our Representative Rita Allison.  Mrs. Raye Felder is the chair of that committee. Nation Ford and Fort Mill Bands are in charge of contacting her but it certainly won’t hurt for us to as well. […]

Congratulations Byrnes Varsity and JV Winter Guards!

This past weekend, both the Byrnes Varsity and Byrnes JV Winter Guards traveled to Winthrop University to compete in the WGI Mid-Atlantic Power Regional. This regional was both guard’s final WGI Regional of the season, and the competitive results were incredibly successful. The JV Winter Guard placed 5th in the Scholastic A Class, the highest […]