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Updates & Changes

Good Afternoon;

Check out the new info just below. Thanks.



 Something New!!

To All:

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 

approximately $3,800.00.

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 Rehearsal

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:

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.

 Spring  24 

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

Basketball Dates: 

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 & 

                          Dates 2023)

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"
Marching Band's
Fall Half-time & Contest Show 

Aurora LA Fall Show 23Luke McMillan
00:00 / 06:48


In A Heartbeat Livingston 1Luke McMillan
00:00 / 06:41
In A HeartbeatLuke McMillan
00:00 / 09:25

Our Fall Show 2021

Trousdale County Yellow Jacket Invitational

Saturday, Sept. 25, 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. 


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