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:
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., KY
7:15 a.m. – Williamstown H.S., KY
7:30 a.m. – Archbishop Alter H.S., OH
7:45 a.m. – Milton-Union H.S., OH
8:00 a.m. – Reeths-Puffer H.S., MI
8:15 a.m. – Lockport Township H.S., IL
8:30 a.m. – Ayala H.S., CA
8:45 a.m. – Green Hope H.S., NC
9:00 a.m. – O’Fallon Township H.S., IL
9:15 a.m. – Ronald Reagan H.S., TX
9:30 a.m. – James F. Byrnes H.S., SC
9:45 a.m. – Wando H.S., SC
10:00 a.m. – Claudia Taylor Johnson H.S., TX
10:15 a.m. – Marian Catholic H.S., IL
10:30 a.m. – Avon H.S., IN
11:15 a.m. – Owasso H.S., OK
11:30 a.m. – Castle H.S., IN
11:45 a.m. – William Mason H.S., OH
12:00 p.m. – Union H.S., OK
12:15 p.m. – Bellevue West H.S., NE
12:30 p.m. – Dobyns-Bennett H.S., TN
12:45 p.m. – Leander H.S., TX
1:00 p.m. – Franklin H.S., TN
1:15 p.m. – Cedar Park H.S., TX
1:30 p.m. – Center Grove H.S., IN
2:15 p.m. – Carmel H.S., IN
2:30 p.m. – Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, MI
2:45 p.m. – Homestead H.S., IN
3:00 p.m. – Lawrence Township H.S., IN
3:15 p.m. – Tarpon Springs H.S., FL
3:30 p.m. – Vista Murrieta H.S., CA
3:45 p.m. – James Bowie H.S., TX
4:00 p.m. – Fort Mill H.S., SC
4:15 p.m. – Clovis West H.S., CA
4:30 p.m. – Columbus North H.S., IN
4:45 p.m. – EXHIBITION: The Ohio State University Marching Band
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 Grand Nationals this week at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN and a celebration performance for winning the 5A SCBDA State Championship this past Saturday, November 5 2016.
The gates will open at 6:30pm and performance will conclude by 7:30pm. We encourage the whole community to come out and celebrate their very first 5A state championship win for the Rebel Regiment!
Admission is FREE but donations will be accepted. Thank you to the community for your tremendous support of the James F. Byrnes Rebel Regiment Marching Band this season!
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 best music performance, best visual performance, and overall effect.
The 5A SCBDA state marching band championship was hosted by Irmo high school at the W.C. Hawkins Stadium in Irmo, SC.
On Saturday, October 29th, 2016 the James F. Byrnes Rebel Regiment competed against 34 bands at the United States Marine Corps’ Bands of America Super Regional at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA.
“BOA Super Regionals attract bands from across the nation and make each venue a destination for these world class high school band events, second only to the Grand Nationals experience. Super Regionals offer a positively life-changing fall marching band experience for band members, band directors, families and enthusiasts.” – Bands of America
Though their performance was on Saturday, the experience began much earlier for the Rebel Regiment. On Friday, October 28th, 2016, the James F. Byrnes Rebel Regiment packed up their buses and equipment and headed to Atlanta, GA to prepare for their performance on Saturday morning. With an early preliminary performance time of 11:15am, the Rebel Regiment started their day early with warmups and competition preparations.
Preliminary performances began at 7:15am on Saturday morning and concluded at 4:45pm.
A total of 35 bands performed during the preliminary competition. There were 9 states represented at the competition. After all competing bands performed, the Georgia State University marching “Panther Band” performed their show, “Dome” in exhibition for the spectators and participating bands. The preliminary awards began shortly after 5:00pm with Drum majors and band captains from all 35 bands lined up on the field, anxiously awaiting the results from the preliminary competition. The James F. Byrnes Rebel Regiment was one of only 12 bands that were selected for finals. The 12 finalist bands were assigned a performance time for that evening. After a quick rest, the Rebel Regiment began their preparations for their 9:00pm finals performance. Final performances concluded at 10:30pm and were followed by a stunning performance by The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps–“The Commandant’s Own.” Final awards began at 11:00pm. The Rebel Regiment was honored to accept 8th place at the Super Regional!
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