The annual Royal Blue Regiment Awards Banquet took place at Buffalo Wild Wings on Wednesday, November 30th, 2022. Click here for a direct link to the SmugMug photo album.
On Wednesday, November 30th, Buffalo Wild Wings hosted our annual RBR Awards Banquet. During the event, the RBR students, parents, and staff had a chance to celebrate the accomplishments of the season over dinner, followed by an awards ceremony to recognize the exceptional accomplishments of the students.
The awards winners for Most Improved were as follows:
We will be hosting the RBR End-of-Season Holiday Awards Banquet for RBR students and their families on Wednesday, November 30th, from 6 PM. The banquet will be held at Buffalo Wild Wings in Lake Forest. See the map below for the location.
After everyone eats their dinner, Mr. Miller will be presenting awards to the RBR Marching Band students.
The event will also help raise funds for RBR, as 15% of your bill (excluding alcohol) will be donated by Buffalo Wild Wings back to the program.
Families are welcomed and encouraged. It will be a fantastic way to celebrate another amazing season. Hope to see you all there!
Click here for a Google Maps link to Buffalo Wild Wings in Lake Forest.
RBR's FINAL competition of the season will be at the WBA State Grand Championship on Sunday, 11/20, being held at Chaffey High School in Ontario. Again, the students will be performing this season's show, "The Blue Forest."
We need volunteers from our wonderful and dedicated Booster parents! Please click here for volunteer duty sign-ups.
The basic itinerary for the day is as follows:
Tickets for admission are $30 for Adults, $25 for Military with ID, $20 for children 5-112, and free for children under 5. Spectator parking is $10.
We hope to see you out there. Please join us in supporting our kids!
WBA Grand Championships at Chaffey High School Itinerary
WBA Championships Information Packet and Maps
For the first time in twenty years, El Toro High School's Royal Blue Regiment has placed FIRST in the WBA State Division Championships! RBR competed in the AA Division and finished with a season-high score of 86.625.
Congratulations to our kids, Boosters, coaches, staff, and Music Director Brandon Miller!
Sunday, the RBR returns to compete in the 1A/2A/3A Group State Grand Championship. They will be seeded in sixth place. Please come out and join us in supporting our kids in their final performance of the season as they compete against the giants from three all-state divisions!
The RBR has the opportunity to perform in a marching parade at Disneyland on January 20th, 2023. The RBR traditionally marches at Disneyland every year, and it is always a really fun trip. This year marks the RBR's return to Disneyland for the first time since 2019.
If you are reading this and are not in the RBR, that is because Mr. Miller has decided to open up this opportunity to those students that play a band instrument but couldn't participate in marching band this season. The cost of the trip is $155 per student. The payment and form is due Friday 11/18, but it can be turned in after the Thanksgiving break if you are just hearing about this and need a little more time.
STUDENTS, please fill out this Google form if you are interested in attending. Please read the letter below for ALL information pertinent to this trip. You can also make payment with the PayPal link below. Finally, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Miller with any questions that you may have.
We finally get to resume this tradition for the first time in four years. Let's make it a memorable return and try to get as many kids as we can to join and make it as fun as possible. Hope to have you join us!
2023 ETHS Music Trip to Disneyland
Our monthly General Booster Meeting will be held on Monday, November 14th, from 7:00 PM. All Booster parents are encouraged to attend (i.e. every parent with a child in the music program). In light of marching band championships this coming weekend, this meeting is considered mandatory for all parents of students in the RBR as we will be discussing important topics relevant to this weekend's events.
We will also be discussing the upcoming Holiday concerts, ordering of concert attire, and the kick-off of the Christmas Mickman’s Greenery Sale!
We will be meeting in the band room on campus. Coffee and refreshments will be served.
So please come out, and hope to see you all there!
This year’s Band Fest will be held at Laguna Hills High School (map below) on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022. Band Fest is the annual musical exhibition of the marching bands of Laguna Hills, El Toro, Mission Viejo, and Trabuco Hills High Schools. The bands of La Paz, Los Alisos, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Serrano Intermediate Schools will be joining their high school counterparts to watch and play as well.
This non-competitive performance showcase is designed to demonstrate the outstanding Instrumental Music program offerings of the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. This festival provides an opportunity for the ensembles to share their talents with friends, families, and peers in the SVUSD community.
District middle school student musicians will join the high school bands to perform the National Anthem, and will also help perform pep tunes in the stands. Band Fest is a lot of fun and a great recruiting opportunity for the RBR and ETHS Music Program. You won't want to miss these performances!
Volunteers - WE NEED YOUR HELP! We need all the help we can get. Volunteers, please sign up here.
Additional details are as follows:
On Saturday, the RBR Marching Band will be competing at their second competition of the season, performing their show, "The Blue Forest," at the Capistrano Valley High School Field Tournament.
We will be feeding the kids and volunteers lunch before departing, and dinner after the performance. Basic schedule is:
Volunteers are needed! As follows:
Maps are below. Travel time from ETHS to CVHS is about 15 minutes.
Capo Valley HS Field Tournament Itinerary
Capo Valley HS Maps to Tournament
On Friday night, once halftime festivities conclude at tonight's ETHS football game, the RBR seniors, parents, and family members will be heading over to BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse for a Senior Night celebration dinner!
BJ's is located at 24032 El Toro Road in Laguna Hills, at the northwest corner of the former Laguna Hills Mall parking lot and just south of City Hall.
Treat your family to a wide range of meat, seafood, pizza, and dessert entrees, while parents can treat yourselves to one of over 200 on-tap brews.
We are looking forward to celebrating with the seniors and their families tonight!
Friday night will be a busy one for RBR, for tonight is the night we honor RBR Seniors! It's Senior Night at the football game. Parents, students, and family need to be at the football stadium prior to 7 PM. We will be hosting a ceremony for the seniors prior to the start of the game. Come out and support them, then stay for the game.
We need many parent volunteers: videographer and photographer are the most important for the ceremony (our usual photographer will be in the ceremony and cannot perform camera duty). We will also need prop and pit pushers for the halftime show, more than usual, for our very dedicated senior parents will not be able to assist due to their ceremony and leaving at the end of half-time with their seniors as they continue their celebration! Please sign-up for duties here.
The football game will be a pink out game in support of breast cancer research. Please wear pink if you want to show your support.
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