What sets the Royal Regiment apart from other youth bands is that this is a member run organization. Our high school student officers organize everything from music rehearsals to marching drills, fundraisers, equipment & uniform maintenance, to writing color guard routines and more. We believe that the practical hands-on training for student leadership is one of the most important aspects of our program.
In 2016 with the launch of the highly successful Cadet Regiment (for junior high students and those without any marching experience) and the pilot Highland Regiment, TBC reorganized and rebranded their general marching band unit as a the Royal Regiment to help distinguish the three separate units now under the Tri-City Band Corps umbrella. The term “Royal” was chosen to reflect the royal blue color of the uniforms, the modeling of our uniforms after British military uniforms, and to signify the senior status of the regiment over the other units within TBC.
As such, TBC’s Royal Regiment dates back to July 2004 when they were first formed by founder Harrison Cheng. Since then, the unit has grown from just 20 members to over 250 with students currently from all 5 FUSD high schools. The Royal Regiment has performed annually at the Fremont July 4th Parade, Niles Festival of Lights Parade, Fremont Festival of Globe Parade (Formerly Festival of India Parade), and in recent years, the Salinas Colmo Del Rodeo Parade and the Hollister Lights on Parade. In addition, the Royal Regiment has also performed in the Alameda County Fair Parade and the Newark Days Festival among several other local performances.
The Royal Regiment made its international performance debut in 2016 as part of the London New Year’s Day Parade. TBC was selected to perform in London after submitting a video application a couple of years prior to the trip. In 2015, TBC was proud to host Councillor Robert Davis MBE DL and Fremont Mayor Bill Harrison where we were officially honored with an invitation to perform in London along with a Certificate of Achievement from the City of Fremont.
See a list of our awards and honors.