After the Arrival

After the Arrival

NC Rattler Regiment Recap
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The Rattler Regiment concluded their season on November 11th, receiving 2nd out of 30 bands with a score of 70.613. Throughout the season they developed and performed their show ‘The Arrival’.  The show is about six explorers as they venture into uncharted lands, after the destruction of their home, encountering an unknown life form. As they learn about the people that inhabit the world, they begin to form bonds. The explorers are shocked to find that they never escaped and suffered the same fate as their planet. In the end, they accepted that they were all the same. They weren’t explorers, and there weren’t inhabitants. They were all just pure souls. “We almost wrote a short story about this, honestly, I think it would have been a novel.” Quote Kristin Bazinaw [Drum Major, Color Guard].

The Rattler Regiment performed their show for judges five times. In order, they placed 2nd, 1st, 1st, 2nd, and finally 2nd. Their highest score was 71.275, which was the second-highest score in the entire division.

Here are some thoughts from the members after their performance at championships. 

“[We did] Great, best run of the season” Amanda Glass [Mellophone] 

“I think we did amazing, like that was our best run we’ve ever put on the field” Tristin Shaw [Trumpet] 

“I think our run was phenomenal even though we might be a little disappointed right now considering we got second. I think we all will look back and see that we have the coolest and most creative show that the AZMBA has ever seen.” Haylee Jensen [Drum Major, Flute] 


The band was ecstatic after their performance and applauded themselves as they went to enjoy pictures. After watching one of their peers in the I&E showcase they began retreat. The Rattler Regiment split after hearing the score, with emotions ranging from sadness to happiness and everything in between. In the end, although they felt defeated, they are ready to put in the work and fight to come out on top.

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