The Siegel High School Band announced the 2nd annual Stones River Championship high school band competition to be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016, at Siegel High School in Murfreesboro, TN. Over 3,000 people are expected to attend this one day event! Siegel High School Band will host 14 bands from across Middle Tennessee and Georgia. Gates will open at 9 a.m. and final awards are scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.
General admission tickets for the event will be available at the gate for $15 per person, ages 11 to adult. A paid ticket includes access to both preliminary and final competitions and a free contest program (while supplies last). Admission for children ages 10 and under is free. Parking is free at Siegel High School, Siegel Middle School and Northside Baptist Church. Parking spaces for those with a disabled parking permit will be available near the stadium.
Along with great band performances throughout the day, there will be food vendors, contest t-shirts by Screen Art and other souvenirs from Souvies at Competition. Surf Broadcasting will be on site to film the band performances and take DVD orders. There will be lots of great food available at concessions, as well as several vendors - Gigi's Cupcakes, McCleary's Kettle Corn, Maggie Moo's Ice Cream, Kona Ice and Pop's Funnel Cakes!
Tickets for a $2,500 cash prize for the first ever Siegel High School Band Raffle will also be available for purchase at the contest! Tickets are $10 (must be age 18 to purchase), with a limited number of tickets to be sold. The winning raffle ticket will be drawn on December 13th at the Siegel High School Holiday concert. You do not have to be present to win.
The high school bands participating in the 2nd annual Stones River Championship are Heritage, Cascade, Lewis County, Marshall County, East Hickman, Oakland, Macon County, White House Heritage, Shelbyville Central, McEwen, Coffee County, LaVergne, Campbell County and Hickman County. To close the final contest performances, the Siegel High School marching band will perform their 2016 competition show entitled 1001 Nights - The Stories of Scheherazade!
The Stones River Championship seeks to provide bands with the best possible educational experience they can receive at a band competition. Class, Division and Grand Champion awards will be presented at the end of the evening. The Stones River Championship travelling trophies were generously provided by former Siegel High School band boosters, Tim and Margaret Bowling.
Proceeds from the Stones River Championship will be used toward the ongoing operational costs of the Siegel High School band.
The award winning Siegel High School band, under the direction of Alex White & Alex Sears, is beginning its fourteenth year of existence, and is proud to have been an award-winning marching band each and every year.