The Byrnes High School Rebel Regiment band marched home with another 5A state championship title this month, beating bands from across the state of South Carolina. This is the 2nd time in three years, and the 12th state championship overall for the Byrnes band. Prior to taking the overall title, the Rebel Regiment also nabbed the title of Upper State champion.
With a score of 95.9 in the competition finals, Byrnes took home the awards for best music performance, best visual performance and best overall effect.
The state championship caps off an incredible year for the 241 member band, who also placed in the top 5 at the Bands of America regional in Atlanta for the first time since 2002.