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.