Regulation/Exhibition Drill Team
Congratulations to C/LTC Gunner Gregory(Left) and C/2Lt Sean Raper(Right) for winning First Place in Dual Exhibition Drill at our first appearance at the JROTC Olympics! This is our first ever First place award for any of our Drill Teams!
Nov. 10. Cleveland State (Exhibition)
Jan. 14. Red Bank
Oct. 29. Ridgeland
“SQUAD, ATTENTION!” the drill commander’s voice announces as 10 cadets instantly snap to the position of attention. Eyes forward, chin up, back straight, this is the posture a drill team member must commit themselves during any performance. These young men and women are the elite members of the Drill Team, which specializes in D&C. Of course, the drill team is not just about staying in step; the team also puts together a visual routine that captures the attention of audiences wherever it might be performed.
It takes practice and dedication to the team, and a desire to want to be the best one can. The work might seem challenging, but the feeling you get when hundreds of fans are cheering for you is an ample enough reward.
What is Drill Team
Regulation Drill is a variant of Drill and Ceremony that involves standard marching commands with the addition of a Drill Rifle, which is accompanied by its own special commands and movements. These commands and movements are not complex, but they require repeated practice and muscle memory to master, exactly like normal Drill and Ceremony.
Exhibition drill is a variant of drill that involves complex marching sequences which usually deviate from drill used in the course of ordinary parades. Teams performing exhibition drill are often affiliated with military units, but the scope of exhibition drill is not limited to military drill teams. Exhibition drill is often performed by Armed Forces Precision Drill Teams, the drill teams at service academies and ROTC and JROTC units, and civilian drill teams that perform at parades, drill meets, and half-time shows and other public venues.