Shadow Hills High School

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Shadow Hills High School
39-225 Jefferson Street
Indio, CA 92203
Coordinates 33°45′44″N 116°16′13″W / 33.76222°N 116.27028°W / 33.76222; -116.27028Coordinates: 33°45′44″N 116°16′13″W / 33.76222°N 116.27028°W / 33.76222; -116.27028
Type Public
Established 2009
President Craig Taylor
Enrollment 1700
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Shadow Hills High School is a public high school for grades 9 - 12. It is located in north Indio, California, USA.

Other high schools in the area are Indio High School, La Quinta High School and Palm Desert High School. The main feeder school are Indio Middle School and Desert Ridge Academy which replaced the former Woodrow Wilson Middle School in 2009.[citation needed]


Shadow Hills High School opened on August 31, 2009, with about 600 freshman and sophomore students. The high school is the fourth in the Desert Sands Unified School District.[1]

Shadow Hills has 84 classrooms, a 400-seat performing arts theater, an 80-seat lecture hall and a three-court gymnasium.[2]

In July 2012, Marcus Wood, the former principal of John Glenn Middle School in Desert Sands Unified, succeeded the recently retired Doug Bluth as the school's second principal.[3]

Shadow Hills High School athletics compete in the De Anza League and some teams with the Desert Valley League.

Marching Band[edit]

The Regiment of the Realm, the Shadow Hills High School marching band, first received global recognition after having participated at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival on April 13 and April 20 alongside the group Big Gigantic. With 34 local marching band students, the Regiment of the Realm performed a remix of "Can't Hold Us" and "I Need A Dollar" with Big Gigantic and quickly gained local fame for their performance at one of the biggest music festivals in the world.

In 2015, the Regiment of the Realm was featured in the One Direction music video for "Steal My Girl." Michael Abbott, representative for Los Angeles-based producers' Move Films, phone called the director of the band, Paul Bluto, and asked if the marching band could be in a music video after remembering seeing the band at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival. On September 30, 40 band members were driven to a local national park in Southern California, where the music video was filmed in the morning until early evening.

Recently, the Regiment was recruited to perform live on the set of composer Lisa Bielawa's new series titled "Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser," an episodic opera featured on KCET.


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