Updates & Changes
Tuesday Evening, October 6th, at 6:30 PM, there will be a booster meeting in the Band Room. Just a friendly reminder that all parents of Band members are boosters and your comments and help are always wanted to help make us better and meet the needs of our students and band program. I appreciate you all for your commitment to your students and encouragement you give them as a part of the LA "Spirit of the Wildcats" Band Program.
Thursday evening, October 8th, 2020 at 6:30 PM in the mini-theater our Vocal Ensemble will perform a varied repertoire of choral music for your enjoyment. Please come and join us social distancing is required, mask recommended.
Looking forward to a great day and the endless possibilities we have to show our determination and resolve. We will have a Blessed day no matter how things turn out , We got the opportunity to perform our competition show. You all will do great.
I will be changing the BAND APP and adding more sections for specific groups so be looking for the new updates forthcoming. Please check band often for something from me to keep you informed and up to date. YOU ARE MY extended family and I CARE about each of you. Let me know if I can be of help to any of you at any time. Parents you can contact me anytime, if I can help you in any way.
Important Announcements & Information
2020 & 2021
Summer & Fall Schedule 20
Summer Band Info & Dates 2020
Dates: Night Rehearsals, due to the time we are navigating through night rehearsals are going to be stopped this year with all hope that we can return to normal next year 2021 – 2022. When we do meet together Covid-19 Health requirements will be in place. Other dates of interest:
Fundraising Event TBA – 8:00 am -12:00 pm, will do a mass mailing to local and community business for their support this year.
LA Band Carwashes: TBA – 7:30 am – 12:30 pm, O’Reilly’s
Band Camp Week 1: July 13th – 15th, Color Guard and Percussion: 8:00am-4:30pm
July 16th – 17th, Marching Fundamentals: All Freshman, 1st time marchers &
Band Officers: 8:00am – 12:00pm;
Color Guard and Percussion: 1:00pm-4:30pm, Sectional Rehearsal
Band Camp Week 2: July 20th – 24th, 2020 - All Band Members: 8:00 am-4:30pm, Full Band Rehearsal
Band Camp Week 3: July 27th – 30th, 2020 - All Band Members: 8:00 am–4:30pm, Full Band Rehearsal
Band Camp Location: LA Band Room & Practice Field (old tennis courts behind the building, near band
Additional Rehearsal Dates: Aug. 5th & 6th - 1:30 – 4:30 PM; Full Band Rehearsal
Color Guard: Rehearsals and Tryout July 13th, 2020. Times are 9:00am – 12:00pm (noon).
LA Band website: www.la-sotw-band.net
Important Notes: Band Camp Week 1, Week 2 and Week 3 are required - mandatory camps for ALL Band Members. These camps involve learning basic marching, learning music, and practicing for our fall marching show, as well as pre-game. These camps will include music rehearsals, warm-ups, sectional practice, marching fundamentals, drill work, etc.. in order for us to learn the fundamentals necessary for our show. If you do not attend Band Camp Week 1, Week 2 and Week 3 a spot Will NOT be written for you in the show. (Communication with the Director is very important.)
Food: snacks and lunch will not be provided this year, lunch, snacks and drinks you will need to supply
Clothing: Wear light clothing, color and weight, shorts, t-shirts, tennis shoes (required), and extra socks. Students can also wear a hat to cover their heads and faces from the sun. Water bottles, sunscreen, sunglasses, snacks, and extra clothes for inclement weather are also good ideas. Masks will be worn as dictated by the guidelines for returning to school by NFHS and the OCBOE.
You are responsible for your own water, snacks and food for breakfast and lunch.
There are 5 home football Games and 5 away Games (we may or may not travel to), there are also numerous festivals and competitions we attend on Saturday’s and you are required to participate. Parades are also a part of what we do.
There is a fee which we require and is not covered under the fee waiver program, this is to be paid by all band and color guard members.Our show for the fall is scheduled to be “The Journey of Man HEROES”. If you have any questions, please call me, Thank you.
June 26th, 2020 (Newly updated)
Aug. 14 – Jackson Co. HS (Jamboree), Home, NC
Aug. 21 – Westmoreland HS, Sumner Co., Away, NC
Aug. 28 – Cookeville HS, Putnam Co., Away, NC
Sept. 4 – Cumberland County HS, Crossville, Away, C
Sept. 11 – Upperman HS, Baxter, Home, NC
Sept. 18 – Stone Memorial HS, Crossville, Home, C
Sept. 25 – Smith County HS, Carthage, Home, NC
Oct. 2 – Dekalb County HS, Smithville, Away, C
Oct. 9 - White County HS, Sparta, Away, NC
Oct. 12 – 16 ………… FALL BREAK …….
Oct. 23 – York Ag. Institute, Jamestown, Home, Homecoming, NC
Oct. 30 - Macon Co. HS, Lafayette, Home, Senior Night, C
Call Time for Home Games is 5:00 PM in Uniform, Games start at 7:00 PM
C= Conference Games, NC= Non-Conference Games
Marching Band Dates:
July 13 – 17 - LA Band Camp Week 1 (See Summer Band Info & Dates 2020)
July 20 – 24 - LA Band Camp Week 2 (See Summer Band Info & Dates 2020)
July 27 – 30 - LA Band Camp Week 3 (See Summer Band Info & Dates 2020)
Aug. 5 - 6 Rehearsal 1:30 – 4:30 PM. Cancelled
Aug. 14 - Jamboree, Concessions only, everyone to help 5:30 PM
Aug. 29 – TTU Percussion Tune-up, Individual travel, Baxter, TN AM. Cancelled
Aug. 29 – Upperman HS – Exhibition, Baxter, TN PM
Sept. 7 - Labor Day – No School
Sept. 12 – Cumberland Co. HS, Upper Cumberland Marching Festival, Crossville, TN
Sept. 19 – Sequatchie Co. HS, Sequatchie Valley Marching Invitational, Dunlap, TN. Cancelled
Sept. 26 – Trousdale Co. HS, Trousdale Co. Yellow Jacket Invitational, Hartsville, TN
Oct. 12 – 16 – --- Fall --- Break ---
Oct. 19 – 23 – Homecoming Week
Oct. 22 - LA Homecoming Parade 5:00 PM @ LA
Oct. 31 – Rhea County Golden Eagles Marching Invitational, Evensville, TN
Nov. 7 – Tennessee State Division II Marching Championships, Stewarts Creek HS, Smyrna, TN. Cancelled
Nov. 11 – Veterans Day, Observation on the Square 10:00 AM
Nov. 13 – TTU All-Star Instrumental Symposium
Nov. 14 - TTU Homecoming Parade, Game, Tenn. Tech., Cookeville, TN **. Cancelled
Dec. 12 – Livingston/ Overton County Chamber Christmas Parade, Livingston, TN 1:00 PM
Dec. 14 – Band & Choir Christmas program 6:30 PM LA Gym
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday after school rehearsals 3 – 4:30 PM duration of marching season
** - don’t know their schedule, TBD
Please note that all dates are subject to revision as we approach them, no final information has been passed along as of yet. These are tentative, thank you.
The Livingston Academy "Spirit of the Wildcats" Band program consists of marching band, concert band, pep band, jazz band, wind and percussion ensembles, and color guard. The marching band and color guard begin their very busy schedule with band camp in July and generally rehearse and perform from August through early November. Livingston Academy Band competes in the Tennessee Music Educators Association (TMEA) and the Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association (TSSAA) Division II classification and the Middle Tennessee School Band & Orchestra Association (MTSBOA). Concert Band and Jazz Band perform from December through May and members regularly participate in many festivals, including the MTSBOA solo and ensemble festival. The marching band, concert bands, pep band and jazz band all appear at school and community functions throughout the year. The bands perform under the direction of Greg Dingwall and assisted by Mike Holbrook.
Concerts and More
Friday Night's Game 9/18/20
OUR SHOW FALL 2020
Fall Marching Show 2020
Journey Of Man:Flying
Fall Show 2019
Fall Marching Show
2019, "The Piano Men" Featuring the music of Billy Joel, Sir Elton John, Stevie Wonder,