The Rockdale County High School Marching Band operates with a distinction of excellence. This sense of excellence is developed through the hard work of the students and instructors.
The Marching Band is a group consisting of student instrumental musicians performing outdoors for the purpose of entertainment, exercise, and sometimes in competition. Instrumentation typically includes brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments. Our marching bands wear a uniform (military style) that includes our school name, shakos, pith helmets, feather plumes, gloves, and sometimes gauntlets, sashes, and/or capes.
Most marching bands are generally categorized by function, size, age, gender and by the style of show they perform. In addition to traditional parade performances, many marching bands also perform field shows at special events like competitions. Increasingly, marching bands are performing indoor concerts that implement many of the songs, traditions, and flair from outside performances.
During the performances our Marching Band is backed by our Color Guard. Our performing group utilizes
contemporary guard equipment (flags, rifles, sabers), modern dance, acting skills, and a wide variety of props. Numerous performance opportunities include all RCHS half-time shows, marching contests, parades, pep-rallies and Color Guard Circuit competitions. The selection process into Color Guard is based on audition and recommendation.
Color Guard (Fall)
Colorguard members enhance the overall visual performance and effect for the marching band. Members of this ensemble utilize contemporary guard equipment (flags, rifles, sabers), modern dance, acting skills, and a wide variety of props. Colorguard ensemble is an auditioned based component of the band program.
Winter Guard (Winter)
The Rockdale County High School Winterguard has a strong dedication to excellence. Winterguard is an auditioned based component of the band program. This ensemble has a long-standing history of success including a recent international ranking and impressive performance at the 2016 Winterguard International (WGI) Championships.
Winterguard is an indoor performance ensemble that utilizes contemporary guard equipment (flags, rifles, sabers), modern dance, acting skills, and a wide variety of props. Unlike traditional colorguard, the winterguard performs in gymnasiums or arenas. This ensemble performs with a recorded music track rather than a live ensemble.