Ronald Reagan Band Wins Prestigious Award

The Ronald Reagan High School Marching Band has recently been named as a recipient for the Sudler Shield Award, given each year to high school marching bands in recognition of the highest standards of musical performance and marching techniques over a period of years.  The John Phillips Sousa Foundation is the proud sponsor of this International Award. 


The Reagan Band was selected by the Shield committee during its annual December meeting in Chicago, Illinois.  The committee largely consists of university band directors from across the United States and Canada.  Video performances from throughout the United States, Canada and Europe were judged in the competition. 


Presenting this prestigious International Honor to Mr. Mark Chambers, director of the Reagan Band, his staff and the members of the Reagan Band was Professor Emeritus Keith Bearden of Texas Tech University.  Mr. Bearden is a board member of the John Phillip Sousa Foundation and chair of the Sudler Shield committee.

    Left:  Professor Keith Bearden of Texas Tech University  and Mr. Mark Chambers, Reagan Band Director
    Above L-R: Mr. Koehl, Director, Mr. Vollmer, Drum Major Jacob Wilke, Mr. Bill Boyd, Principal, Drum Major Joey Ramirez,  Dr. Middleton, Superintendent, Drum Major Thomas Hernandez,  Mr. Chambers, Director