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. The esteemed adjudication panel awarded the Rebel Regiment overall first place in its class and first place in its class for both percussion and drum majors. With a high score of 92.75, the Rebel Regiment took the Gold Division Grand Champion award for the second consecutive year.
Twenty-three marching bands from both South Carolina and North Carolina competed for top honors in the Reservation Tournament of Champions. The Rebel Regiment would like to congratulate the other competing bands and extend its thanks to its host, the Gaffney High School Band of Gold, for a wonderful competition again this year.
The Rebel Regiment’s 245 marching band members are under the direction of Bryan Bone and Gary Rhoden, with assistance from Thomas Cotter, Jonathan Valentine, Jen Barton, Austin Sanders, Austin Monroe, Kyle Swartz, Rodney Inman, Madison Clayton, Patrick Scyphers and Haleigh Miles.