James F. Byrnes Rebel Regiment Blog

Tonight’s Performance Dedication

While in route to nationals today our band received the tragic news that Byrnes HS Junior Sam Durbin lost his life. He was very close to many of our band members and they are devastated. Although we are far from home right now, tonights performance in Indianapolis will be dedicated to Sam’s memory. Please keep […]


The James F. Byrnes High School Rebel Regiment was crowned the South Carolina Upper State 5A Champion for the fifth consecutive year at the South Carolina 5A Marching Band Championships on November 4, 2017, at Irmo High School. The Upper State 5A Champion award was announced at the end of Preliminary competition among the fourteen […]


Playing in the newly-completed Mercedes-Benz Dome in Atlanta, Georgia, the Rebel Regiment was a finalist at the Bands of America Atlanta Super Regional and placed eighth overall on October 28, 2017.  The Super Regional featured thirty-one high school marching bands, from Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee and […]

Preorder State Performance DVDs

Presale of State Championship DVDs/videos is now until tomorrow night (10/26) at midnight. Please follow link below for more info. Highlights from Alliance Media for preorders: EXPIRES THURSDAY MIDNIGHT OCT 26 – NOT AT BOOTH FREE ON-DEMAND ACCESS to high camera FULL CLASSES ON DOUBLE DVD SETS! (See details on site) Awards close ups Included […]

Rebel Regiment Places First In Class at BOA Winston-Salem Regional Competition

The Rebel Regiment placed first in its division, sweeping the Outstanding Music Performance, Outstanding Visual Performance and Outstanding General Effect captions at the conclusion of Preliminary performances at the Bands of America Regional competition at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on October 14, 2017.  In all, twenty-seven high school marching bands, hailing from […]

Rebel Regiment Hosts 25 Bands in the 2017 C. Phillip McIntyre Tournament of Bands

The 36th C. Phillip McIntyre Tournament of Bands took place on October 7, 2017 at Nixon Field at James F. Byrnes High School, hosted by the Rebel Regiment.  Twenty-five high school marching bands competed for top honors before a nationally-credentialed adjudication panel.  In the end, Wade Hampton High School was crowned the Silver Division Champion […]