Successful Arlington, TN event sets buzz for the future

USSBA TN States/Southern States to showcase nearly 30 bands each

TN stadiumAfter a phenomenally successful event on Saturday in Arlington, TN calls from band directorsto the USSBA could not be more excited about the buzz being generated in Tennessee and the surrounding region.

 “We started feeling a sense of anticipation a couple of weeks ago when the sign-ups for the USSBA Tennessee state championship starting to really grow commented USSBA Band Relations Manager, Jon Swengler.  The USSBA Tennessee States, slated to be held on October 29th at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville is experiencing record numbers of registered bands since the events inception 2 years ago. 

Currently registered bands include:


Rockwood High School

Rockwood, TN

LaVergne High School

LaVergne, TN

Ravenwood High School

Brentwood, TN

Watertown High School

Watertown, TN

Milan High School

Milan, TN

Karns High School

Knoxville, TN

Farragut High School

Knoxville, TN

Lawrence County High School

Lawrenceberg, TN

Station Camp High School

Gallatin, TN

Harriman High School

Harriman, TN

Livingston Academy

Livingston, TN

Centennial High School

Franklin, TN

Volunteer High School

Church Hill, TN

Soddy Daisy High School

Soddy Daisy, TN

White House High School

White House, TN

Brentwood High School

Brentwood, TN

East Ridge High School

East Ridge, TN

Summit High School

Spring Hill, TN

Spring Hill High School

Colombia, TN

Walker Valley High School

Cleveland, TN

Columbia Central High School

Columbia, TN

 “With a great venue, professional judges, a national context and over 20 bands providing exciting competition it is our hope that this event can begin to provide the Volunteer State with the championship event many have been looking for.” Elaborated Swengler.

 Adding to the buzz is the continued growth of the long standing USSBA Southern States Championship held at Finley Stadium on the University of Tennessee Chattanooga campus.  “I get excited every time I open the event page and see a new band signed up from a new location commented USSBA staffer Courtney Beard.   

 Although the contest has a history of exciting performances the 2011 Southern States is larger than ever before.  As of September 27 there are 27 bands from 10 states enrolled in the event.  “It really is what a regional championship should be; bands who would not otherwise get to see each other being able to compete against one another and showcase their programs at the end of the season when they are at their best.” shared Beard. 

 Bands currently registered for the 2011 USSBA Southern States contest include:


Bryan Station High School

Lexington, KY

Chattahoochee High School

Johns Creek, GA

Lambert High School

Suwanee, GA

Soddy Daisy High School

Soddy Daisy, TN

Wright City High School

Wright City, MO

George Walton High School

Monroe, GA

Wesleyan High School

Norcross, GA

Ridgeland High School

Rossville, GA

Bryant High School

Bryant, AR

LaVergne High School

LaVergne, TN

Louisville Male High School

Louisville, KY

Florence High School

Florence, MS

Sullivan South High School

Kingsport, TN

Parkway High School

Bossier City, LA

Murphy High School

Murphy, NC

Station Camp High School

Gallatin, TN

Campbell County High School

Alexandria, KY

Hoover High School

Hoover, AL

Centennial High School

Franklin, TN

Leeds High School

Leeds, AL

Pulaski County High School

Somerset, KY

Grenada High School

Grenada, MS

East Ridge High School

East Ridge, TN

North Laurel High School

London, KY

Cleveland High School

Cleveland, TN

Cleveland High School

Cleveland, TN

South-Doyle High School

Knoxville, TN

 With a phenomenal stadium and strong competition the USSBA is dedicated to providing the highest quality season-culminating event for all bands involved. 

Performance slots are still available,  to get your band involved in any USSBA event you can register here or contact Jon Swengler at 610-821-0345 x113 or by writing .  



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