Drill is like fancy walking Drill Teams at service academies, ROTC and JROTC units, and civilian drill teams perform at parades, drill meets, football games/ half-time shows, schools, and other public venues. Also, our unit performs honor guard and memorial ceremony's as well as flag history presentations. If you would like us to perform a color guard or other ceremony, click here to contact us!
What are the different teams? Our unit has a total of 3 different drill teams. Details about these teams are listed below.
Who can join drill team? Drill team is offered to Missouri 81st cadets ONLY! You have to be enrolled in the class to participate in a drill team. All cadets in the unit learn how to do basic drill, and drill commands their 1st year in the unit. Cadets learn these skills so that they can participate in any color guards or ceremony's we conduct in school, or to the public. DRILL IS NOT MANDATORY!!Practice dates are determined by the Drill Team Coordinator, Kinsey Brasier. You can contact her here. Some teams require more practice then others. Transportation for drill practice is not provided. Drill practices normally occur everyday for 30ish minutes before the start of the school day.
Regulation: A Regulation Drill Team is a marching unit that performs routines based on Military drill. Military drill teams perform either armed(with model rifles) or unarmed(without model rifles). Our team performs unarmed regulation without model rifles. 30 Command: 30 Command Drill Team performs a "30 command" routine. This routine is used in competition and for inspection.
Exhibition Drill Team
Exhibition drill: Is a modified routine that involves complex marching sequences that usually deviate from standard/regulation drill. 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. - Dual Armed, Dual Unarmed: - Dual armed is a two person routine that includes model rifles - Dual unarmed is a two person routine that does not include model rifles. - Individual Armed and Unarmed: - Individual Armed is a single person routine with a model rifle - Individual Unarmed is a single person routine without a model rifle
Color Guard Team
A four person (or more) drill team that uses our state and national flag along with two riflemen or one saberman to present a drill sequence for our nations colors at competitions.