Participating as part of a MCJROTC Drill Team has tremendous educational value for participating cadets. Being a member of a drill team develops teamwork, attention to detail, pride, and confidence. Perhaps the most important value to students is that it trains young people to near simultaneously respond to verbal and non verbal communication. This is a sought after skill where people take guidance and quickly respond with action.
The Drill Team is comprised of an Armed and Unarmed regulation drill Teams that are governed by the Marine Corps Drill manual. The Armed Drill movements are conducted using Daisy drill rifles that are replicas and cannot be fired. We also have a competitive “exhibition” Armed and Unarmed Drill Team. These movements are not governed by a Drill Manual and require creativity when designing and executing the routines. The Drill Team is also comprised of a competition Color Guard and Color Guards that represent the school and community at many civic events.
Redmond High School Drill Team is traditionally a state and national caliber competitive team. It is also a Varsity Sport where cadets can earn a Redmond High School Varsity Letter. The Drill Team competes in five competitions per year as a member of the Cascade Mountain League (CML). The CMl is comprised of JROTC Programs representing fourteen schools from Oregon and Washington. The RHS Armed Regulation Drill Team is undefeated in CML competitions for the last six years.
Drill Team practice is conducted from 0600-0700 in the RHS main gym. MGySgt Mike Trammel is the Head Coach.