Great Venues Abound in Tennessee

Four great shows slated for 2011

The US Scholastic Band Association is extraordinarily proud to be able to provide the opportunity for your band to perform in some of the most notable venues in the South this upcoming season!

We believe that band contests are about the entire experience for the performers, directors and spectating parents. Due to this belief we endeavor to ensure our Championship and notable events are held at venues which will inspire and enthuse the members of your organization. Below are some quick snapshots of the venues the USSBA is working with in the 2011 season. For more information on the events or to sign up for a contest please check out www.usbands.org or call Rich Hammond at 610-821-0345 ext. 119

Tucker Stadium

Oct. 29 USSBA Tennessee State Championship
Tennessee Tech University

Tucker Stadium combines some of the best of both worlds when it comes to College Stadiums. Built in the mid 1960s, the stadium has a historic sense about it, however a series of significant renovations over the past four years have brought this classic facility up to a completely modern, world class venue. The stadium boasts new turf, new track, new lights and a new press box and a 16,500 person capacity. Plenty of parking and well lit warm-up areas make the stadium an impressive, yet stress-free location to cap off the marching season.

Finley Stadium

Nov. 5 USSBA Southern States Championship
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Built in 1997, Finley Stadium in Chattanooga was home to the Division II Football Championships for more than a decade because it is a truly phenomenal venue. With a full promenade and concourse the stadium feels even bigger than its capacity of 20,600. The slope of the home-side stands and wall of a press box scoops up the sound from the field providing great acoustics in the stands. The Tennessee First Pavilion even provides shelter and warm up space in the case of passing inclimate weather and the Soddy Daisy Band Parent Association are actively available with a fleet of four-wheelers to move all equipment to the field. There is fabulous lighting all around the stadium and it is a short, easy walk from the warm-up areas to the entrance tunnel. Bands travel from across the mid-South to perform in this venue as it truly has the ability to make a sizable impression on the members of your band.

BB&T Field

Oct. 29 USSBA DeMoulin Challenge
Wake fForest University, North Carolina

The USSBA has been working with the folks at Wake Forest for nearly two years to host a large event at their expansive facility. Similar to Tennessee Tech's Tucker Stadium, BB&T Field was built in the mid-1960s but has undergone many recent renovations including new turf, new brick fašade, a new seven-story press box, a new concourse and a capacity expansion making the total size of the stadium nearly 35,000 seats.

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

Nov 11–13 USSBA National Championships
US Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.

One half hour from our nation's capital is where the USSBA proudly hosts the US Scholastic Band Association National Championship every November. Located in picturesque Annapolis, surrounded by numerous amenities is the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, a 34,000 capacity stadium built in 1959 and completely renovated in 2004. Admirers comment that the stadium is a perfect size, big enough for plenty of audience members, but small enough to feel the excitement of an always-full house. Participating students are inspired not just by the dimension of the facility but by the facility itself, a memorial to the men and women of our armed forces. The USSBA is proud to continue to provide bands with the opportunity to perform in this exceptional venue.

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