EHS Band will compete Saturday in Bands of America competition

Published 2:24 pm Wednesday, October 18, 2023

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High School marching band students from across the region will perform at the Bands of America Regional Championship in Johnson City on Saturday.

Bands will represent areas of Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Arkansas and Missouri at the 2023 Ballad Health Bands of America East Tennessee Regional Championship, presented by Yamaha, in East Tennessee State University’s Ballad Health Athletic Center.

Bands will take the field beginning at 9 a.m. Doors will open to the public at 8:30 a.m. 

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The Elizabethton High School Band is scheduled to compete at 4:15 p.m., followed by Kingsport’s Dobyns-Bennett Band at 4:30 p.m.

There will be a special exhibition performance by the East Tennessee State University Marching Bucs at 4:30 p.m.

Twenty-five bands will compete in the premier marching band event that will feature live music, choreography and competition. They will be evaluated by a panel of nationally recognized music educators and marching band experts. The top 12 scoring bands will advance to the evening finals where one band will be crowned champion at the end of the night. 

The Bands of America Championships season will conclude with the Bands of America Grand National Championships Nov. 9-11 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.