Updates & Changes

Good Evening,

Something New!!

With the ongoing situation with the pandemic I have decided to change up the Band Banquet for tomorrow night, July 24, 2020.

So instead of a pot Luck dinner we will have a time for families if they wish to bring their own meals in and eat and enjoy while we have the awards ceremony. We ask if you want to bring something to share make it something individual, Like cupcakes, brownies, Cookies , etc.. wrapped if possible. We will try and keep this as short as possible. Our Camp photo will be tomorrow, so returning band members wear or bring your show shirt for the pictures, new high school members if you have your Middle school band shirt or one from your school please bring or wear it as well. Pictures will be around 11:00 am. After the awards we would like to have a brief Band Booster meeting. We invite every parent or guardian to stay and meet with us. All Parents are automatically a member because of you band member.

Hope to see everyone tomorrow night, July 24, 2020. Adios Amigos!! See you then.

Time flies as 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

*****Hey everyone,

First week of camp went really well. Seeing the Drumline come together and the Front Ensemble working together, the Colorguard coming together has been great. Expecting great things as we continue into Band Camp Week 2. Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow, 8:00 AM start time on our practice field, make sure to wear light and loose clothing, tennis shoes or sneakers, no flip flops, sandals, or crocs please. A hat, sunglasses and sun screen spray or lotion, lots of water. The school is now providing us with lunches and some breakfast throughout the week or you can bring your own. In the afternoons we will have music rehearsals and sectionals, so bring your instruments. LA "Spirit of the Wildcats" Band looks forward to the growth and each and every member being here to help make this year a very special one. See you tomorrow!!!

Next week we are having our spirit week, this is how each day will be remembered;

Missit Monday - Old/ Favorite Band Shows

Tourist Tuesday - dress up like a tourist

Wacky Wednesday - 

Rainbow Thursday - wear as many different colors as you can

Group/ Section Day - Section Day - each group dresses up in their own special way.

Friday evening, July 24, at 6:30 PM, we will have our Band Banquet to honor our graduated seniors and all members from last year plus other awards.

Saturday, July 25, starting at 7:30 AM - be there to help set up

8:00 AM start Car Wash

12:00 PM end Car Wash

12:00 PM clean up and go home

Car Wash it at O'Reilly's on West Main Street, Livingston

God Bless and see you.**************

Marching Band Rehearsals are from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM at LA Band room area and the old tennis courts out back. Remember if you are new to the high school band you need to be here if at all possible. Bring water for yourself, snacks, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses. Please remember to drink lots of water to help maintain your hydration. The school nutrition program has graciously been providing free lunches for us, you may partake of this if you choose. Please wear appropriate clothing, sneakers or tennis shoes, socks, shorts (not Mini's) Light colored T-Shirt. This will continue through the rest of camp.  See all of you tomorrow, 8:00 AM sharp, but remember 10 mins before time is ON - TIME, ON - TIME is late. so start now, school starting is not far behind. Love you all.  

Mr. Dingwall

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.


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 & 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)

Football dates:

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

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



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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,

Ray Charles. 


Journey of Man:Youth

Journey of Man:Man & Youth


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