JROTC Band earns "Point of Pride"


The RHS JROTC Band was recognized by School Board member George Giles and Principal Frank Myers at the Board of Education on Tuesday, November 9, 2004, for their excellence in performance and for being re-invited to perform at the JROTC National Drill Meet again this spring in Daytona Beach, Florida.

This unique group, one of only 2 in the United States, is under the direction of RHS Instrumental Music Director, Tom Tapscott. Mr. Tapscott said, "The JROTC Band was formed in October, 2002 as a cooperative effort of the RHS JROTC and RHS Band departments. Members of the band are enrolled in either JROTC classes or in the band program. At maximum strength, the band consists of 30 members and a drum major. Uniforms consist of standard issue JROTC items and are complemented by appropriate service insignia and ribbons. In addition to augmenting school functions, the band has appeared in the Downtown Clarksville Rivers and Spires Parade and the Clarksville Veteran's Parade. Future plans call for an increase in the band appearance at RHS spring athletic events as well as public concerts in the community".

On Tuesday evening, the band performed A Salute to America for the School Board members and CMCSS staff and public attending the meeting. The band was surprised with a $258 check, donated by Shoney's, from the "Sweet Sounds of Summer" fundraiser last summer to promote music education in our schools. Following are photos of the band's Point of Pride appearance:

Contributed photos from Elise Shelton, Communications Director, CMCSS:


Page created by Ellen Taylor; text by Tom Tapscott