Award-winning Franklin marching band will host Sonic Boom! competition on Oct. 6


Award-winning Franklin marching band will host Sonic Boom! competition on Oct. 6

The Franklin Band, defending six-time state marching band champion and 2014 recipient of the prestigious Sudler Shield Award, will host the Sonic Boom! Marching Band Competition at Howard Gamble Stadium at Franklin High School (810 Hillsboro Road, Franklin, TN) at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 6.

Admission is $10 at the gate (children 5 and under free).  Parking is free.

The Franklin Band’s 2018 production is titled Out There. The band is under the direction of David Aydelott and Jacob Campos.

Thirteen marching bands from across Tennessee and one visiting from New York will compete for top honors in the categories of Outstanding Music, Outstanding Visual, and Outstanding General Effect.  Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion titles will also be awarded.  The Franklin Band will perform in exhibition at the close of the competition.  Bands from the following high schools will compete this year:

White House Heritage High School

Independence High School

Baldwinsville High School (Baldwinsville, NY)

John Overton High School

Union City High School

White House High School

Antioch High School

Station Camp High School

Ravenwood High School

East Hickman County High School

Centennial High School

Brentwood High School

Fred J. Page High School

About The Franklin Band

The Franklin Band is the current and six-time Tennessee marching band Grand Champion, earning the Governor’s Cup for this distinction. They are also a 2014 recipient of the prestigious Sudler Shield, presented by the John Philip Sousa Foundation to high school, youth, and international marching bands of world class excellence. A proud Bands of America participant since 2008, Franklin was a semi-finalist at the Bands of America Grand Nationals Championship in Indianapolis in November and placed 4th in class AAA.  Five of Franklin’s ensembles have been invited to perform at the Music For All National Festival, beginning with the Percussion Ensemble and Wind Ensemble in 2013. The Chamber Music Ensemble performed in 2015, and the Percussion Ensemble and Saxophone Quartet performed in 2017.  Franklin’s Wind Ensemble also performed the 2017 Tennessee Bandmasters Hall of Fame Induction Concert at the Tennessee Music Education Association Conference.

About The Author

Brooke Wanser is the associate editor for the Franklin Home Page, and can be reached at brooke.wanser@homepagemediagroup.com. Follow her on Twitter at @BWanser_writes or @FranklinHomepg.

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