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The Central High School Band of Knoxville, Tennessee, has a long tradition of excellence, marked by a 90+ year record of distinction through local, regional, and national performances. A source of pride for the surrounding Fountain City community, the band is one of the oldest in the area. Please visit our Band History Page to see some highlights of the band’s history, as researched by David Dixon, retired Gresham Middle School/Central High School Assistant Band Director (1982-2007).

RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  

  • 2020 Straight Superior Ratings on Stage and a Superior Rating in Sight Reading at ETSBOA Concert Performance Assessment

  • 2019 Swept their class competition at the Foothills Classic and earned 1st place band, 1st place percussion and 1st place color guard

  • 2019 Student representation in the Macy's Great American Marching Band and marched in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.   This band is assembled from the finest high school musicians

  • 2019 8 students make ETSBOA All-State East Senior Clinic

  • 2019 3 students eligible to participate in Tennessee Music Educator Association All-State Band

  • 2019 Participation in the Veteran's Day Parade

  • 2018 All State Band 1st Chair Student Placement

  • 2018 Top 3 placement in division at the Karns Marching Invitational

  • 2018 Participation in the Downtown Christmas Parade and the Fountain City Park Christmas Tree Lighting

  • 2017 3A-4A Grand Champions at the Clinch River Classic

  • 2017 2nd Place Color Guard and Percussion in their class at the Volunteer Classic

  • 2017 Straight Superior Ratings

  • 2016 Participation in the Knox County High School Honor Symphonic Band and Honor Band Wind Ensemble

  • 2016 Student Participation in the ETSBOA - 1st and 2nd Chair placements

  • 2016 Finished 3rd in their class at competition

  • 2016 Best Overall Drum Majors in Class AAA/AAAA and 2nd place band placement in division

  • 2016 Invited to play in London at the New Year's Day Parade

  • 2015 Participation in the Knox County Honor Band

  • 2015 Superior Rating in the Alcoa High School Competition

  • 2015 Excellent Rating at Competition in Virginia

  • 2015 Student selected for National Association of Music Education's All-National Honor Band

  • 2015 Student selected for Knoxville Youth Symphony Orchestra

  • 2015 1st Chair placement

  • 2015 Superior ratings for the Symphonic Band at ETSBOA Music Festival

  • 2014 Straight Superior Ratings at the Clinch River Classic Drum Major, Drum Line, Color Guard and overall Band.  2nd in Class AAAA and Best Overall Color Guard and Drum Line in AAA and AAAA categories

  • 2014 Participation at the TMEA Conference

  • 2014 Participation in the Knoxville Youth Symphony Orchestra

  • 2014 11 Students made ETSBOA

  • 2013 Best Percussion Sweepstakes Award at Alcoa

  • 2013 Superior Rating at ETSBOA in Concert Band  Lower Area Festival and Superior Rating in Symphonic Band Middle Area Festival

  • 2013 Participation in the Christmas Parade

  • 2013 Knox County Honor Wind Ensemble and Knox County Symphonic Honors Band Participation

  • 2013 12 Students represented our program in All East Competition

  • 2013 Honor Air Veterans Performance

  • 2012 Won every Caption at Volunteer Classic in Class B, Best Band, Best Color Guard, Best Drum Major, Best Percussion

  • 2012 Best Percussion Sweepstakes Award at Alcoa

  • Consistent Superior ratings at Marching Band Competitions

  • Consistent Superior ratings for the Symphonic Band at Concert Assessment

  • 2012 Saint Patrick's Day parade in Chicago, Illinois

  • 2012 Participation in the Fountain City Christmas Parade

  • 2012 1st place and Grand Champion Percussion and 2nd place Color Guard at Alcoa competition

  • 2012 1st place at the Volunteer Classic

  • 2012 Straight Superiors at Clinch River Classic for Color Guard, Percussion and Drum Majors. 2nd Place in Class AAAA, 3rd Place Overall

  • 10% Participation in All-State East Senior Clinic

  • Students participation in All-State

  • 2006 National Bandmaster Association/College Band Director National Association Southeast Conference

  • 2006 Tennessee Bandmasters Association Hall of Fame Concert at the Tennessee Music Education Association

  • 2006 Tennessee Theater performance with the Tennessee Wind Symphony

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