James F. Byrnes Rebel Regiment Blog

Rebel Regiment Judged Gold Division Grand Champion at the Reservation Tournament of Champions

In its opening competition of the 2017 season, the Rebel Regiment electrified the crowds and judges alike, being awarded the Gold Division Grand Champion trophy at the Reservation Tournament of Champions held at Gaffney High School on September 30, 2017.  The Rebel Regiment performed its 2017 show “Lightning in a Bottle” to a packed stadium. […]

Welcome, Mr. Austin Monroe!

The Rebel Regiment is pleased to announce our newest Assistant Band Director Mr. Austin Monroe. He will be working with us this year and has just been hired to teach music at Beech Springs Intermediate. He was a former Drum Major for the RR and student taught with Mr. Valentine this past year. We are […]

James F. Byrnes Rebel Regiment Places 24th at Bands of America Grand Nationals Competition

  On November 10, 2016 the James F. Byrnes Rebel Regiment marching band headed north for the Bands of America Grand Nationals competition in Indianapolis, IN. “Music for All’s Bands of America Grand National Championships, presented by Yamaha is the nation’s most exciting marching band event. First and foremost, Grand Nationals is an educational performance […]

Rebel Regiment in Grand Nationals Semi-Finals

The BOA Grand National Championships field has been trimmed from 104 to 36 bands for the semi-finals round.  This will be the fourth semi-finals appearance for the Rebel Regiment. Saturday’s schedule is below: Semi-Finals Schedule Saturday, November 12, 2016 6:15 a.m. – GATES OPEN 6:45 a.m. – North Hardin H.S., KY 7:00 a.m. – Adair County H.S., […]

James F. Byrnes Rebel Regiment 5A SCBDA State Champions Celebration Performance

On Tuesday evening,  November 8th, 2016, the James F. Byrnes Rebel Regiment will perform their 2016-2017 show “Dark Horse” one final time in South Carolina. The show will begin at 7pm on Nixon field at James F. Byrnes High School in Duncan, SC. This will be a send-off performance for the band  to compete at […]

The James F. Byrnes Rebel Regiment Wins SCBDA 5A State Championship!

On Saturday, November 5, 2016,  for the first time since competing in the 5A category, The Rebel Regiment became the SCBDA 5A State Champions! The is the Rebel Regiment’s 11th state championship overall. The Rebel Regiment also won their fourth consecutive 5A Upper State Championship; their 18th overall and were awarded the Captain Awards for […]