The Woodlands College Park High School is home to the 4 time National Champions, the Texas Greenhorns.
So you're interested in possibly joining the Texas Greenhorns drill team, but you're not sure what it's all about? This page was created to give you some insight into what the time commitments might be, possible costs, and where to begin in this exciting venture. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers to pique your interest:
When does drill team practice begin?
Drill practice typically begins 2 weeks form the beginning of the school year so make sure to pay attention to the announcements during class to make sure you don't miss the first day.
What is the time commitment?
Practice is Monday - Friday from 3:30-5:30 pm.
Will I be taught how to drill?
Yes. Cadets will be taught the basics.
Are there tryouts?
Technically, no. What your commanders recommend is attending the FIRST drill team meeting. There you'll learn what the drill team is about, what the requirements and commitments are, and be able to ask any questions at that time before committing.
What type of drill rifle does the team use and is there a cost?
The drill team uses a 1903 Springfield rifle. The program provides this rifle at no cost. However, if you are interested in purchasing a practice rifle there are companies that we trust for stocks & rifle parts.
To get an idea of what the drill team does and what the end result looks like, please click on the YouTube videos below. Videos courtesy of: Matt & Kirsten Wendling (Drill Team Dynamics)
One of the cornerstones of Marine Corps customs, courtesies and traditions is our execution of close order drill and ceremonies. These traditions are perpetuated from one generation to the next through constant use and practice. The “esprit de corps” of every Marine has been brought about by their everpresent feeling of pride, not only in their unit, but also in themselves. The preservation of traditional discipline, our customs and courtesies, and the heritage of our Corps is our duty. It is our further duty to see that the same high standard of discipline and esprit de corps is not only preserved, but also further strengthened. These intangibles must be passed on to the future Marines who will take their place among the ranks of our Corps. The object of close order drill is to teach Marines by exercise to obey orders and to do so immediately in the correct way. Close order drill is one foundation of discipline and esprit de corps. Additionally, it is still one of the finest methods for developing confidence and troop leading abilities in our subordinate leaders.
15 MAY 2019
dRILL TEAM CADETS!
Make sure to scan the QR code in our JROTC classroom.
The QR code can be found on the white board.
It is important to download this DISCORD app as it will be used to communicate with drill team members.