Siegel High Band Set to Host Stones River Championship


Rutherford County Schools

Siegel High School Band will host the 5th Annual Stones River Championship high school band competition on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Over 4,000 people are expected to attend the one-day event that features 16 high school bands from across Tennessee and Alabama.

Gates open at 8:30 a.m. and final awards are scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m.

General admission tickets will be available at the gate for $20 per person for ages 11 to adult, $10 for ages 6-10 and ages 5 and under are free. Tickets include both preliminary and final competitions.

Parking is free and will be available at Siegel High School, Siegel Middle School and Northside Baptist Church.

In addition to band performances, there will be food vendors, contest t-shirts and other souvenirs available along with a wide variety of food at the concession stands as well as several food vendors, including Maggie Moo’s, Kona Ice, Music City Kettle Corn, Sweet T’s BBQ and the Siegel Choir bake sale.

Participating bands (in order of preliminary performance) are Smyrna, Coffee County, Ravenwood, Oakland, Brentwood, Station Camp, Hillsboro, Buckhorn, Bob Jones, Riverdale, East Hickman, Overton, Halls High, Hillwood, McGavock and Goodpasture high schools.

Preliminary performances begin at 10:00 a.m. with a special exhibition performance by the MTSU Band of Blue at 3:15 p.m. followed by preliminary awards at 3:30 p.m.

Ten bands will advance to the finals with performances starting at 5:30 p.m. To close the final contest performances, the Siegel High School Marching Band will perform its 2019 competition show entitled Three Wishes. Finals awards will be presented at 8:30 p.m.

Class, Division, and Grand Champion awards will be presented at the end of the evening.

The Stones River Championship traveling trophies were provided by former Siegel High School band boosters, Tim and Margaret Bowling.

Proceeds from the event will be used toward the ongoing operational costs of the Siegel High School Band. The award-winning program, under the direction of Alex White and Mikaela Littleton, is beginning its 17th year.

The Siegel Band will conclude its competitive season this year by competing in the MTSU Contest of Champions in November.

For more information, please contact [email protected].

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  1. You can buy “Band-O-Grams” by writing a special message that will be read by the announcer as your band takes the field. There may be limits to how many Band-O-Grams can be read by the announcer per band, so please be courteous and try to “group” yours when possible so that as many parents can take advantage and put their kid’s name across the airwaves. Be looking for the choral department tent tomorrow to send a shout out to your favorite band member.

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