The Raven Regiment
Through the hard work and dedication of its musicians and color guard members, the Vista Del Lago High School Raven Regiment has been building a reputation as one of the rising stars of Moreno Valley. The Raven Regiment performs at home football games, local parades, and at marching band tournaments throughout Southern California. The Regiment has also made a recent trip to Angel's Stadium in Anaheim, performing the National Anthem in collaboration with schools from throughout Southern California, and members of the Raven Regiment performed in the Moreno Valley Independence Day Parade with the Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps.
This ensemble performs challenging musical arrangements choreographed to contemporary, drum-corps style drill movements on the field. In addition to brass and woodwind sections, the Raven Regiment includes a battery-unit drumline, pit percussion section, and color guard. Filled with a sense of pride and enthusiasm, the Raven Regiment provides Vista Del Lago's students with a place to make music, meet new friends, support school spirit, and grow as individuals.
REQUIREMENTS FOR FRESHMEN:
Brass and woodwind Freshmen new to our program should be enrolled in both marching band AND either Symphonic Band or Jazz Band. Freshmen play for two hours each day. Color Guard students likewise need to be enrolled both in the Raven Regiment and in the Color Guard class, and percussion students are enrolled both in the Regiment and in Percussion Class. This is a program requirement.
Sophomore, Junior, and Senior students of the band are encouraged to participate in the Raven Regiment, and the vast majority of our students that marched for their Freshman year return for the following years. Students that want to be in an advanced music class, such as Jazz Combo or Wind Ensemble, are expected to also participate in the Raven Regiment in order to share their expertise with younger students.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:00am – 7:50am
Tuesday Evening Rehearsal: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday Sectional Rehearsals: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
* Also select Saturdays during the fall semester, when necessary.
* Summer marching band camps (held at Vista Del Lago High School) are also required of all students who wish to be in the Regiment. These take place immediately after school gets out in the Spring, and for one solid week before school starts in August. Other Summer dates may apply depending on certain sections and their instructors.