Band Competition Is Saturday At Finley Stadium

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Twenty-nine bands from around the Southeastern United States will participate in the U.S. Scholastic Band Association Southern State Championships at University Tennessee-Chattanooga’s Finley Stadium on Saturday. This will be an all-day event with the bands competing in different groups based on band size.

A panel of judges from around the country will evaluate the bands on their musical and visual performance with each group producing a champion.

The competing schools are;

Bryan Station High School
Station Camp High School
Chattahoochee High School (GA)
Campbell County High School
Lambert High School
Hoover High School
Soddy Daisy High School
Centennial High School
Wright City High School
Leeds High School
George Walton High School
Pulaski County High School (KY)
Wesleyan High School
Grenada High School
Ridgeland High School
East Ridge High School
Bryant High School
North Laurel High School
LaVergne High School
Cleveland High School
Louisville Male High School
South-Doyle High School
Florence High School
South Laurel High School
Sullivan South High School
Virginia High School
Parkway High School
Southwestern High School (KY)
Murphy High School

Tickets are $13 per person can be purchased at Finley Stadium starting at 11:30 a.m. The event will begin with the first band performance scheduled for 1 p.m.

For more information visit www.usbands.org.

The US Scholastic Band Association was formed in the fall of 1988 to provide high school band programs with a competitive circuit featuring the best adjudicators from across the continent and a world class venue for the U.S. Scholastic Band Championship.

Today, the USSBA boasts membership of over 700 participating high school marching bands. Each year, bands are offered 150 festival opportunities as well as invitations to compete at major Regional Championships and the U.S. Scholastic Band Championship. Bands in the USSBA compete in 18 different classes from Class I A to Class VI Open, performing and competing with other bands of like size and talent. In the recent past, USSBA has begun to support high school concert music programs as well.



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