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Siegel High band marches to first national ranking at Grand Nationals

November 14, 2018


Rutherford County Schools


The Siegel High School Marching Band concluded their award-winning season in Indianapolis, Indiana, at the Bands of America Grand National Championship on Friday, November 9.


They were the first band from Rutherford County to perform at the Grand Nationals.


The three-day event included more than 100 bands and 20,000 students competing at Lucas Oil Stadium. Siegel earned its first national ranking, finishing 39th overall and 12th in the Class AAA competition.


The 180-person band presented their 2018 production “Forbidden.”


The show portrays the Fall of Man by giving into temptation and unleashing knowledge into the world. The show takes a modern twist by showing the isolating effects of technology and challenges the audience to question if modern technology has ultimately had a positive or negative effect on us all.


Preparations began with band camp in early July and have continued with multiple weekly practices leading up to this final event.


The Siegel Band began its competitive season by earning Grand Champion honors at the Hendersonville Golden Invitational before returning home to host the 4th annual Stones River Championship at Siegel High School.


The band went on to set a new school record by earning a 6th place finish at the Bands of America Clarksville Regional held at Austin-Peay State University, finishing as the 2nd highest scoring band from Tennessee.


The Band also finished as Grand Champion at the APSU Mid-South Invitational and as the Reserve Grand Champion at last week’s Middle Tennessee State University Contest of Champions.