Updates & Changes

Good Evening;

Check out the info just below for a new Information. Thanks.



 Something New!!

To All:

The Band's performance went very well today. Thank you to all who were able to be with us to honor our community and the families of those sacrificed their lives so we have the freedoms we have today.  To all current and incoming band members please be looking for other important news as the weeks rapidly move forward. Thanks.


Just a Friendly reminder that The LA "Spirit of the Wildcats" Band will be holding a car wash Saturday, June 11th, 2022 at O'Reilly's Auto Parts on West Main Street Livingston. Arrive at 7:30 AM - Leave at 12:30 PM Car Wash runs from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. 

Be sure to bring water & sunscreen, hat or whatever you need to stay protected but still able to wash cars.

This is also includes all up coming or new 9th graders.

Hope to see all of you there.

Mr. Dingwall

This event also happens again on Saturday June  25th,


2022. All times remain the same.








Important Announcements & Information
                        2021 & 2022                       

Summer & Fall Schedule 21

Dates:  Night Rehearsals, may be used if the weather during the day is to extreme. When we do meet together All CDC  Health requirements will be in place and observed. 

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: June 11th, 2022 – 7:30 am – 12:30 pm, O’Reilly’s

                                   June 25th, 2022 – 7:30 am – 12:30 pm, O’Reilly’s

                                   July 9th, 2022 – 7:30 am – 12:30 pm, Advanced Auto

Band Camp Week 1: July 11th – 15th, 2022 - Color Guard and Percussion:  8:00am-4:30pm

Band Camp Week 2: July 18th –22th, 2022 - All Band Members: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Band Camp Week 3: July 25th – 27th, 2022 - 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


Color Guard: included in those Additional Dates, above.


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(Percussion and Color Guard),  Week 2 and Week 3 a spot Will NOT be guaranteed for you in the show.(Communication with the Director is very important.)

Food: snacks and drinks you will need to provide; lunch will be provided this year, 

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.

There are 5 home (at Tech) football Games and 5 away Games (may not travel to all the away games), 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 of Livingston Academy, this is to be paid by all band and color guard members. Our show for the fall is scheduled to be “TBD”. If you have any questions, please call or email me, Thank you.

Football dates:


Aug. 12–  Jamboree, Away, Not Participating

Aug. 19 – White Co. HS, Sparta, White Co., Away NC

Aug. 26 – Cookeville HS, Home, NC

Sept. 2–    Stone Memorial HS, Crossville, Home, C

Sept. 9 –   York Institute, Jamestown, TN, Away, NC (No Go)

Sept. 16 –Macon Co. HS, Lafayette, TN, Home, C

Sept. 22– Jackson Co. HS, Gainesboro, TN, Home, NC, (Thursday Game by TSSAA)

Sept. 30  -Dekalb County HS, Smithville, Away, C

Oct. 7   -    Cumberland Co. HS, Crossville, TN, Home, C, Homecoming

Oct. 10th  – 14th  ………… FALL BREAK …….

Oct. 21 –   Watertown, TN, Away, NC

Oct.29 -     Upperman HS, Baxter, TN, Home, C, Senior Night

Call Time for Home Games is TBD in half-uniform, load equipment then bus and TBD. Pre-Game 6:40 PM, Games start at 7:00 PM   C= Conference Games, NC= Non-Conference Games

Basketball Dates: TBD

Marching Band/ Concert Band Dates:

June 11 & 25    LA Band Car Washes at O’Reilly’s

July 9.                 LA Band Car Wash at Advance Auto

July 11– 15 -  LA Band Camp Week 1 Percussion & Guard (See Summer Band Info & Dates 2022)

July 18 – 22 - LA Band Camp Week 2 Winds, Perc. & Guard (See Summer Band Info & Dates 2022)

July 25 – 27 - LA Band Camp Week 3 Winds, Perc. & Guard (See Summer Band Info & Dates 2022)

July 29 – DCI – The Masters of the Summer Music Games – Murfreesboro – 7:00 PM

Aug. 4 -     Rehearsal 1:30 – 4:30 PM  

Aug. 27 –  Upperman HS – Exhibition, Baxter, TN  AM **

Sept. 3 -    TTU Percussion Tune-up, Individual travel, Baxter, TN  AM ** TBD

Sept. 5 -     Labor Day – No School

Sept. 10 – Cumberland Co. HS, Upper Cumberland Marching Festival, Crossville, TN **

Sept. 17 – Sequatchie Co. HS, Sequatchie Valley Marching Invitational, Dunlap, TN **

Sept. 24 – Trousdale Co. HS, Trousdale Co. Yellow Jacket Invitational, Hartsville, TN **

Oct. 1 -       Possible Competition 

Oct. 3 – 7  Homecoming Week TBD

Oct. 6 –      Homecoming Parade LU @ 5:00 PM, Parade @ 6:00 PM

Oct. 8  -      Homecoming Dance @ 7:00 PM ???

Oct. 10– 14 – --- Fall --- Break ---

Oct. 29–     Rhea County Golden Eagles Marching Invitational, Evensville, TN **

Nov. 5 –     Tennessee State Division II Marching Championships, Stewarts Creek HS, Smyrna, TN **

Nov. 11 –  Veterans Day, Observation on the Square 10:00 AM TBD

Nov. 12 -   TTU Homecoming Parade, Game, Tenn. Tech., Cookeville, TN **

Nov. 18–   TTU All-Star Instrumental Symposium **

Dec. 10 –   Livingston/ Overton County Chamber Christmas Parade, Livingston, TN 1:00 PM

Dec. 12 –   Band & Choir Christmas program 6:30 PM LA Gym

Dec. 19 –   Last Day Abbr.

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday after school rehearsals 3 – 4:30 PM duration of marching season

** - don’t know their schedule, TBD


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


In A HeartbeatLuke McMillan
00:00 / 09:25

Trousdale County Yellow Jacket Invitational

Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021

Our Fall Show 2021

Saturday 9/11/21 UCMBF

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Nevermore 21 New Perc ArrangLuke McMillen
00:00 / 07:40
Nevermore21Luke McMillan
00:00 / 08:01
Nevermore_ Complete 1Luke McMillen
00:00 / 07:32


Fall Marching Show 2020

00:00 / 02:26
00:00 / 02:47

 Journey Of Man:Flying

00:00 / 02:29

Journey of Man:Man & Youth

Fall Show 2019

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Fall Marching Show

2019, "The Piano Men" Featuring the music of Billy Joel, Sir Elton John, Stevie Wonder,

Ray Charles. 


Journey of Man:Youth


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