Important Announcements/upcoming events:
August 6 – required 1-4 pm practice after school for everyone. We will continue to learn the drill for the football show. School will end at 11 am and students have the option of leaving for lunch or staying on campus and eat in the cafeteria. All students must be back on campus by 12:45 pm with rehearsal attire, water cooler, hat, and sunscreen.
On Tuesday, August 7 will be the first full day of school with an after school rehearsal that ends at 5:30. Students should come to school prepared to change into rehearsal attire (or wear to school) with water cooler. The band room is not open in the mornings but students can leave their gear inside the hallway of the fine arts wing.
On Thursday, August 9 we will have our first band booster meeting of the year at 6 pm in the Grand Topper Hall followed by the first performance of our show at 7 pm in the stadium. Students will be fed at 5 pm and then move to the stadium at 6. Performance attire will be their band shirt (rookies will receive theirs tomorrow, others that ordered new shirts will pick them up during dinner break on Thursday) and black nylon athletic shorts. They can be found at Academy, Walmart, Target, Dick’s, etc. for less than $10. This will also be our attire for the first game of the season at Elizabethton on August 17.
Anyone that ordered items from the Topper Band Gear Store will be able to pick up their items at the meeting. Please be sure to attend to meeting to hear about volunteer opportunities and info about the upcoming season.
August 9 – Halftime Preview Show – 7 pm, stadium
August 17 – Football @ Elizabethton
August 24 – Football – Ootlewah
August 31 – Football – Dobyns-Bennett
September 7 – Football @ Greeneville
September 14 – Football @ Beardon
September 21 – Football – Daniel Boone
September 22 – Band Camp 9-9 pm
September 28 – Football – Farragut (HC)
October 5 – Football @ Hardin Valley
October 6 – Marching Contest – Tenn High
October 11 – Evening rehearsal, 6-9 pm (During Fall Break)
October 12 – Day Camp, 9 am – 5 pm (During Fall Break)
October 12 – Football – Morristown West (Senior Night)
October 13 – Marching Contest – TBA
October 19 – Football @ Jefferson Co.
October 20 – Hilltopper Invitational
October 26 – Evening Rehearsal
October 27 – Marching Contest – MTSU
November 2 – State Playoffs, TBA
November 9 – State Playoffs, TBA
November 16 – State Playoffs, TBA
December 1 – JC Christmas Parade, TBA
December 7 – Winter Concert, 7 pm
Please visit the Band Camp page located at the top of the page for information pertaining to 2018 Band Camp