Updates & Changes
As time moves forward we are seeing a time of re-opening of our activities and a relaxing of the stay at home order. We now can see each other responsibly, social distancing, Things are currently looking brighter and hopefully we will see a complete return to being able to work together again. With that in mind here is some good news,
LA “Spirit of the Wildcats” Band
Color Guard tryouts have reopened to any and all students who will be freshmen through seniors in the 2020 – 2021 school year and would be interested in showing your school spirit in a group that uses dance, marching, flag routines, rifles and sabres as well as costume changes to bring visual aspects to the music the band is playing. You will get to travel to football games, competitions and parades and perform for thousands of people. The Color Guard is an exciting and challenging group that needs interested individuals like you. So What Do You Say!! Come and join us on Friday, June 12th, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM(noon) in the Band Room at LA. Please wear tennis shoes/sneakers and comfortable clothing that you can move in. Hope to see you there!
Mr. Dingwall, Director
I have the BAND app up and running. Please check band everyday for something from me to keep us 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.
This To Shall Pass, and we will have bright and wonderful days ahead.
Summer is upon us and as soon as I can will have our show music ordered and put up here for you to look at. Let's take a look at what we can accomplish and continue as we endeavor to move forward to school re-opening and meeting together as we once did to make great Music. See you on the Flip Side. Mr. Dingwall
Important Announcements & Information
2020 & 2021
Summer Schedule 20
June 5th, 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 – 29 - LA Band Camp Week 3 (See Summer Band Info & Dates 2020)
Aug. 5 - 6 Rehearsal 1:00 – 4:30 PM
Aug. 14 - Jamboree, Concessions only, everyone to help 5:30 PM
Aug. 29 – TTU Percussion Tune-up, Individual travel, Baxter, TN AM
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
Sept. 26 – Trousdale Co. HS, Trousdale Co. Yellow Jacket Invitational, Hartsville, TN
Oct. 12 – 16 – --- Fall --- Break ---
Oct. 17 – Ours ?????
Oct. 19 – 23 – Homecoming Week
Oct. 22 - LA Homecoming Parade 5:00 PM @ LA
Oct. 24 - Ours??????
Oct. 31 – Rhea County Golden Eagles Marching Invitational, Evensville, TN
Nov. 7 – Tennessee State Division II Marching Championships, Stewarts Creek HS, Smyrna, TN
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 **
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
This is actually Cumberland Cross
OUR SHOW FALL 2020
Fall Marching Show 2020
Fall Show 2019
Fall Marching Show
2019, "The Piano Men" Featuring the music of Billy Joel, Sir Elton John, Stevie Wonder,