Updates & Changes
Check out the new info just below. Thanks.
The Little Debbie fundraiser has just started all students should have an order form. We are selling each box at $6, our cost is $3.50 so our profit is $2.50. I have set a goal of selling 2500 boxes which should bring in about $6,250. Please help us as we can't continue to operate without your help in raising these funds. Please look at the calendars for any updates.Thanks and God Bless you all.
New Band Uniforms, much needed after 18 years.
New Uniform we are looking at and we are considering for next year is indicated by the arrow above. Cost per uniform is approximately $377. Total cost is approximately $37,000 for the complete set of uniforms needed. We are looking at 70 new uniforms except shoes and socks. At this time we may be looking at a minimum of a 10% increase in cost. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Items we are raising money for:
we were given a 23 ' - 24 ' enclosed cargo trailer for hauling our equipment, we need some help fixing it up. Check with the LA Band Boosters to see how you can help.
Repair of band instruments or purchase of new ones.
Supplies to help us keep playing and performing.
To help pay for cost of transportation of the Band.
This past year the cost of transportation was
Then any other costs that come up including fees for entry into contests.
Important Announcements & Information
2023 & 2024
Summer, Fall & Spring
Schedule 23 - 24
Summer Band Camp Dates & Times
Summer Band Info & Dates 2023
Dates: Night Rehearsals, may be used if the weather during the day is overly extreme.
Other dates of interest:
Fundraising Event TBA (April or May) – 8:00 am -12:00 pm, will do a mass mailing to local and community businesses for their support this coming year.
LA Band Carwashes: June 10th, 2023 – 7:30 am – 12:30 pm, O’Reilly’s
June 24th, 2023 – 7:30 am – 12:30 pm, O’Reilly’s
July 15th, 2023 – 7:30 am – 12:30 pm, Advanced Auto
Band Camp Week 1: July 10th – 14th, 2023 - Color Guard, Percussion and Leadership: 8:00am-4:30pm
Band Camp Week 2: July 17th –21st, 2023 – Marching Fundamentals, Drill, All Band Members: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Band Camp Week 3: July 24th – 28th, 2023 – Drill placement/Show, All Band Members: 8:00 am–4:30pm, Full
Band Camp Location: LA Band Room & Practice Field (old tennis courts behind the building, near band
Color Guard: included in all the 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, as descibed above. These camps involve learning basic marching techniques, learning music, and practicing for our fall marching show, as well as our pre-game. These camps will include music rehearsals, warm-ups, sectional practice, marching fundamentals, and drill work, etc... If you do not attend Our Band Camp, Week 1(Percussion and Color Guard), Week 2 and Week 3,ALL BAND MEMEBERS, a spot IS NOT guaranteed for you in our fall show.(Communication with the Director is very important.)
Food: snacks and drinks you will need to provide; lunch will be provided again this year, from the school summer lunch program.
Clothing: Wear light colored clothing, light weight clothing, shorts, t-shirts, tennis shoes (required), and an extra pair of 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 7 home football Games and 3 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 in all of these. Parades are also a part of what we do.
There is a fee which we ask for 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 ““Aurora”, by Luke McMillan”. If you have any questions, please call or email me, Thank you.
Fall & Spring Dates & Times
23 - 24
(November 1st, 2023 (Newly updated))
Football dates: Fall 23
Aug. 11– Jamboree, Jackson Co. Providing Concessions
Aug. 18 – Trousdale Co. HS, Home, NC (Military Night)
Aug. 25 – Whites Creek HS, Home, NC (First Responder Night)No Contest
Sept. 1 – Dekalb Co. HS, Smithville, Away, C
Sept. 8 – Upperman HS, Home, C (Teacher Appreciation Night)
Sept. 9 - KY School did not go. Festival day
Sept. 15 – Pickett Co. HS, Home, NC (HOMECOMING / ALUMNI NIGHT)
Sept. 22 – York, Home, NC (Hall of Fame Induction / HOF Night)
Sept. 29 – Stone Memorial HS, Crossville Away, C
Oct. 5 - Macon Co. HS, Home, C, (Thursday Game by TSSAA)(PINK OUT)
Oct. 9th –13th …… FALL BREAK …….
Oct. 20 – Cumberland Co HS, Crossville TN, Away, C
Oct. 27 - White Co. HS, Home, C, (Senior Night)
Call Time for Home Games is 5:30 PM in half-uniform, Pre-Game 6:40 PM, Games start at 7:00 PM
C= Conference Games, NC= Non-Conference Games
Dec. 11 - Home Game VS Warren County
Dec. 16 - Home Game VS Macon County
Jan. 16 - Home Game VS Dekalb County
Jan. 19 – Home Game VS White County
Jan. 23 - Home Game VS Clarkrange
Jan. 26 - Home Game VS Cumberland County
Jan. 30 - Home Game VS Upperman HC
Feb. 2 - Home VS Stone Memorial SR Night
Call Time for Home Games is 5:00 PM, Pre-Game 5:45 PM, Games start at 6:00 PM
** = Games TBD
Fall Semester 23:
Marching Band/ Concert Band Dates:
June 10 & 24 - LA Band Car Washes at O’Reilly’s
July 22 LA Band Car Wash at Advance Auto *** New Date****
July 10 – 14 - LA Band Camp Week 1: Percussion, Guard, & Leadership (See Summer Band Info &
July 17 – 21 - LA Band Camp Week 2: Winds, Perc. & Guard (See Summer Band Info & Dates 2023)
July 24 – 28 - LA Band Camp Week 3: Winds, Perc. & Guard (See Summer Band Info & Dates 2023)
July 28 – DCI – The Masters of the Summer Music Games – Murfreesboro – 7:30 PM
Aug. 3 - Rehearsal 1:30 – 4:30 PM; cancelled due to a family emergency for Mr. Dingwall
Aug. 4 - First Regular School Day
Aug. 7 - First After School Rehearsal (After School Rehearsals are Monday, Tuesday, & Thursdays
3:00 – 4:30 PM
Aug. 26 – Upperman HS – Exhibition, Baxter, TN. AM ** Confirmed CT 7:00AM
Sept. 2 - TTU Percussion Tune-up, Individual travel, TTU BFA Cancelled this year
Sept. 4 - Labor Day – No School
Sept. 9 – Cumberland Co. HS, Upper Cumberland Marching Festival, Crossville, TN **
Sept. 11 – 15 - Homecoming Week
Sept. 15 - Homecoming Parade LU at 3:00 PM parade at 4:00 PM Return to school immediately following parade and prepare for Game.
Sept. 16 – Sequatchie Co. HS, Sequatchie Valley Marching Invitational, Dunlap, TN **
Sept. 16 - Homecoming Dance @ 7:00 – 10:00 PM
Sept. 23 – Warren County 2023 Tree City Marching Festival, McMinnville, TN **
Sept. 30 – Trousdale Co. Yellow Jacket Invitational, Hartsville, TN**,
Oct. 9 – 13 – --- Fall --- Break ---
Oct. 21 – Northern Plateau Marching Invitational, Livingston Academy, Livingston, TN All Day
Oct. 28 – Foothills Classic, Seymour HS, Seymour, TN **, ???
Nov. - Deadline for Registration for Mid-State Bands
Nov. 3 – TTU All-Star Instrumental Symposium **
Nov. 4 - TN State Div II Marching Band Championships **
Nov. 4 - TTU Homecoming Parade, Game, Tenn. Tech., Cookeville, TN NG
Nov. - Elections – No School
Nov. 10 - Veterans Day, Observation on the Square 10:00 AM Call Time 8:30; Confirmed
Nov. 18 - Auditions for Grades 11 – 12 Mid-state Band & Jazz Bands, Antioch HS
Nov. 22 – 24 – Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 2 - Auditions for Grades 7 & 8 Mid State Band
Dec. - Deadline for Registration CPA
Dec. 9 - Livingston/ Overton County Chamber Christmas Parade, Livingston, TN 1:00 PM
Dec. 9 - Auditions for Grades 9 & 10 Mid State Band
Dec. 11. Pep Band at 1st home game
Dec. 12 - Band & Choir Christmas program 6:30 PM LA Gym
Dec. 14/15 - Semester Finals
Dec. 18 – Last Day Abbr.
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday after school rehearsals 3 – 4:30 PM duration of the semester
** - don’t know their schedule, TBD
Spring Semester 24:
Jan. 3 - First Day back
Jan. 8 - Jazz Band Start Up
Jan. 9 - After School Rehearsals Resume 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Jan. 11 – 13 Mid-State Jazz Band, Murfreesboro
Jan. 18 – 20 Mid-State Band Performance
Jan. 15 – MLK Day/ No School
Feb. 9 – 10 – TTU Festival of Winds & Percussion
Feb. 19 – Presidents Day/ No School
Feb. 26 - Mar. 9 – Possible schools Concert trip
Mar. 1 - 3 – MTSBOA Concert Festival week (to be determined)
Mar. 1 – 9 - LA Band Concert Tours to Elementary Schools
Mar. 10 - Registration Deadline for S & E PA
March 13 – 17 – Spring break
March 29 – Good Friday/No School
April 1 – Easter Monday/ No School
Apr. 6 - S&E PA, Cookeville HS TBA
April 22 – 26 – Color Guard Students Audition Week
May 13/14 - LA Band Concert 6:30 PM LA Gym
May 18 - LA Graduation 4:00 PM (TBA)
May 22 – Last Full Day of School
May 27 - Memorial Day, LA Band to Perform on the Square 9:30 am – 9:55 am Then 10:00 am
Memorial Day Service
Please note that all dates are subject to revision as we approach them, no final information has been passed along as of now. These are tentative, thank you.
The Livingston Academy "Spirit of the Wildcats" Band program consists of the 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 Band, Pep Band and Jazz Band all appear at school and community functions throughout the year. The bands perform under the direction of Mr. Greg Dingwall and assisted by Mr. DJ Roberts.
Half-Time & Fall Marching Band Contests, Winter & Spring Concerts & More
"Spirit of the Wildcats"
Fall Half-time & Contest Show
LA FALL SHOW
Our Fall Show 2021
Trousdale County Yellow Jacket Invitational
Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021
Saturday 9/11/21 UCMBF
OUR SHOW FALL 2020
Fall Marching Show 2020
Journey Of Man:Flying
Journey of Man:Man & Youth
Fall Show 2019
Fall Marching Show
2019, "The Piano Men" Featuring the music of Billy Joel, Sir Elton John, Stevie Wonder,