Awards & Honors

2015

Damonte Ranch Invitational

  • Grand Sweepstakes
  • Open Class Winner
  • Visual Sweepstakes
  • Music Sweepstakes

Foothill Contest

  • 2nd – 5A
  • 3rd – Brass

Spanish Springs

  • Sweepstakes
  • 1st – Color Guard – Open Class
  • 1st – Visual – Open Class
  • 1st – Open Class

UNR Sierra Band Crusade

  • Outstanding Music – Open Class
  • 2nd – Open Division

Folsom

  • Grand Sweepstakes
  • 2nd – Percussion
  • 2nd – 5A Field Conductor
  • 2nd – 5A Color Guard
  • 1st – Brass
  • 1st – Woodwinds
  • 1st – 5A Division
  • Marching Sweepstakes
  • General Effect Sweepstakes
  • Music Sweepstakes

Lincoln

  • Visual Sweepstakes
  • General Effects Sweepstakes
  • 1st – 6A
  • 4th – Percussion
  • 2nd – Brass
  • 2nd – Color Guard

 

 

2016

Galena

  • Sweepstakes
  • 1st – Open Class
  • 1st – Brass
  • 1st – Woodwinds
  • 1st – Percussion
  • 1st – Color Guard

Foothill

  • 2nd 6A
  • 3rd – Field Conductor
  • 3rd – Brass

Folsom

  • 1st – 4A
  • 2nd – Field Conductor
  • 2nd – Color Guard
  • 2nd – Woodwinds
  • 2nd – Brass

Lincoln

  • 1st – 6A
  • 2nd – 6A Field Auxiliary
  • 2nd – Brass
  • 4th – Percussion
  • 5th – Woodwinds

 

        Oakmont Contest – October 11, 2014
Grand Sweepstakes Winners!
1st Place -Drum Majors
1st Place -Visual
2nd Place – Color Guard
1st Place – General Effect
2nd Place – Percussion
Galena Contest – October 18, 2014
Grand Sweepstakes Winners!
1st Place – Open Class
1st Place – Outstanding Color Guard
1st Place – Outstanding Music
        Damonte Ranch Contest – October 25, 2014
2nd Place – Finals
1st Place – Outstanding Color Guard
2nd Place – Open Class
Folsom Contest – November 1, 2014
2nd Place – AAAAA
1st Place – Woodwinds
1st Place – Brass
1st Place – Color Guard
3rd Place – Percussion
         UNR Sierra Band Crusade – November 8, 2014
2nd Place – Open Class
Outstanding Woodwinds/Brass
Outstanding Percussion
Outstanding Auxiliary
2nd Place – Visual
 Lincoln Contest – November 15, 2014
Sweepstakes Winners!!
1st Place -Visual Sweepstakes
1st Place – Auxiliary Sweepstakes
1st Place – Field Show Sweepstakes
2nd Place – Percussion
2nd Place – Brass
Way to finish out the year strong! You
left it all on the field with no regrets!

2014-2015McQueen Band Awards


Events

• 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, CA
• 2014 Incline July 4th Parade
• 2014 Graeagle July 4th Parade
• 2014 Reno Rodeo Parade
• 2013 Graeagle July 4th Parade
• 2013 Reno Rodeo Parade
• 2012 Graeagle July 4th Parade
• 2012 Reno Rodeo Parade
• 2012 Hollywood Christmas Parade, Los Angeles, CA
• 2011 Graeagle July 4th Parade
• 2011 Reno Rodeo Parade – First Place
• 2011 Fiesta Bowl Parade, Phoenix, AZ
– Class B National Champion
– Field Show, Fourth Place in the Nation
– Drum Major, First Place
• 2010 Graeagle July 4th Parade
• 2010 Reno Rodeo Parade
• 2009 Graeagle July 4th Parade
• 2009 Reno Rodeo Parade, First Place
• 2009 Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, CA
• 2008 Graeagle July 4th Parade
• 2008 Reno Rodeo Parade, First Place
• 2007 Reno Rodeo Parade, First Place
• 2007 American Legion National Convention, Non-Competitive
• 2007 Fiesta Bowl Parade, Phoenix, AZ
– Class B National Champion
– Field Show, Fifth Place in the Nation
– Drum Major, First Place
• 2005 Presidential Inaugural Parade, Washington, DC
• 2003 Hollywood Christmas Parade, Los Angeles, CA

 

Concert Band
• 29 Consecutive years of First Division Superior Awards

 

Nevada State Marching Band Championships

• 2011 Nevada State Marching Band Champion
• 2010 Nevada State Marching Band Champion
• 2009 Nevada State Marching Band Champion
• 2008 Nevada State Marching Band Champion
• 2007 Nevada State Marching Band Champion
• 2005 Nevada State Marching Band Champion
• 2003 Nevada State Marching Band Champion
• 2002 Nevada State Marching Band Champion
• 1998 Nevada State Marching Band Champion
• 1996 Nevada State Marching Band Champion
• 1995 Nevada State Marching Band Champion
• 1988 Nevada State Marching Band Champion
• 1987 Nevada State Marching Band Champion
• 1986 Nevada State Marching Band Champion


The Robert McQueen High School Band has earned many awards and honors since the school opened in 1982. This band has always exhibited unwavering dedication during its Quest for Excellence. The dedication and hard work of our outstanding Band Staff, both past and present, along with the incredible work ethic brought forth by our talented and dedicated Band Students over all these years has made every year as memorable and as exciting as the next.

2014Rosebowl

In 2009, the McQueen High School Lancer Band,
led by Mr. Rick  Moffit, was THE first Reno band
ever to be invited to march the world-wide Rose Parade.
In 2014, the McQueen High School Lancer Band,
led by Mr. Rick  Moffit, were honored to be invited back
to this most  prestigious event.

125th Tournament of Roses
The McQueen High School Lancer Band had a terrific time in Pasadena, CA, from BandFest to marching down Disney’s Main Street to the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade. It was a jam-packed week of fun for all involved. This once in a lifetime invitational, to represent the State of Nevada, will never be forgotten!

A BIG THANK YOU to all the community support, from so MANY individuals, local businessescorporations, and foundations. It is because of your support that we were able to represent Nevada at the 125th Tournament of Roses. Thank You!

The Pride of Nevada
“The McQueen High School Lancer Band marched Nevada proud. For most of the 5 1/2-mile Rose Parade, the band played and marched even as other bands dropped out in the mile before the end of the route.” ~Siobhan McAndrew, RGJ

Director, Rick Moffit 


Directors Who Make A Difference – SBO Report 2013 May 2010 edition of School Band and Orchestra Magazine
Creating a Haven for Music
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2012/2013

• Overall Field Champion – Folsom Festival
• Overall Field Champion – Lincoln HS, Stockton, CA
– Grand Sweepstakes Winners
– 1st Place -Visual
– 1st Place – Color Guard
– 1st Place – General Effect
– 2nd Place – Percussion
NCBA Final Fall Event
• Overall Field Champion – Spanish Springs, HS, Sparks NV

 

 

2010/2011
• 2010 UNR Sierra Band Crusade
– Sweepstakes Champion
– Large Band, Outstanding Woodwinds/Bass
– Large Band, Outstanding Drumline
– Large Band, Outstanding Auxilliary
• 2010 Damonte Grand Champion
• 2010 Galena Grand Champion
2009/2010
• 2009 UNR Sierra Band Crusade
– Sweepstakes Champion
– Large Band Champion
– Large Band, Outstanding Woodwinds / Bass
– Large Band, Outstanding Drumline
– Large Band, Outstanding Auxiliary
• 2009 USSBA Nevada Day Championship
– Group VI, Open Class Champion
• 2009 Galena Grand Champion (NWAPA)
2008/2009
• 2008 Galena Grand Champion
• 2008 Fairfield Grand Champion – Field Show
– Overall Parade & Field Champion
• 2008 Fairfield Jazz Band Champion
2007/2008
• 2007 Galena Grand Champion
• 2007 Folsom Class 1 Champion
• 2008 San Mateo Jazz Champion
2006/2007
• 2006 Fairfield Grand Champion
2005/2006
• 2005 Galena Grand Champion
• 2005 Del Oro Grand Champion
• 2005 Folsom Large Band Champion
• 2005 Fairfield Grand Champion