Joining Band in Tullahoma!

Your Musical Adventure Starts Here

It's That Time Again!

Rising 5th grade students now have the opportunity to join the band program at East/West Middle School! Being a member of the awesome middle school band program leads to membership in the award winning Tullahoma High School Band and to a lifetime of making music and leadership success! Read on to find out more...
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Your Musical Tradition Begins...

The Tullahoma Band Program is the largest program in the Tullahoma City Schools District and one of the most respected in the state of Tennessee and the Southeast! During our successful history, the Tullahoma Band has:

  • Performed at the Tennessee Music Education Association State Conference multiple times
  • Earned superior ratings at the Middle Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association's Concert Performance Assessment
  • Been awarded multiple Sweepstakes Awards by the Tennessee Bandmasters Association
  • Received multiple Awards of Distinction from the American School Band Directors Association
  • Been recognized for excellence by the National Band Association
  • Has a record number of students accepted for the All Midstate and All State Honor Bands every year
  • Has had members selected for Governor's School for the Arts, Macy's All American Marching Band, and many other various prestigious groups.
  • Performed around the world at locations including Pearl Harbor-Hawaii, Disney World, and soon for the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin-Ireland!

Ok, Tell Me More About Band

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Band is all about making great music with friends!
  • No experience is required to join and is open to all 6th grade students
  • Band class meets everyday AND you still get the option to experience the other related arts classes including PE, Art, Computers, and General Music. That means you get the best of both worlds!
  • Band instrument rental is easy and affordable. In addition, we have scholarship instruments available! We never turn away students due to financial restraints. All are welcome!
  • Band students can participate in sports, school clubs, STEAM, Lego Club, Video, and many other programs. Since band is a scheduled academic class during the day, a majority of our band members are involved in multiple activities!
  • Other than a dedication to practice at home, there are only two after school performances during the 6th grade year
  • Since band is a sequential learning course, you'll need to join in 6th grade in order to be a member. You can't wait until 7th or 8th grade to join as you will have missed out on all of the great foundational learning the first year.

Here Are A Few Of The Instruments You'll Get The Opportunity To Play In Band!

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Your Musical Tradition Continues...

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Being a part of the Tullahoma Middle School Band leads to even more awesome musical opportunities as a member of the Tullahoma High School Band!

THS Band Senior Class 2022

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THS Symphonic Band Concert Performance

Tullahoma High School Symphonic Band 2020

THS Pep Band Playing the Fight Song!

Tullahoma Band March-a-thon 2016(2)

2019 Fall Marching Show!

Tullahoma Band at NAMI Competition


See The World Through Band!

Educational Trips are another great part of being a member of the band program! The Tullahoma Band has traveled to and performed at Pearl Harbor-Hawaii, Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando-Florida, Toronto-Canada, St. Patrick's Day Parade- Chicago, San Antonio-Texas, Fiesta Bowl-Arizona, Cozumel-Mexico, Disney Land-California, New York City,

and many more!

In 2022, the THS Band will travel to perform in Dublin, Ireland for the St. Patrick's Day Parade.

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OK, How Do I Sign Up For Band!?

Signing up is easy! Simply fill out the related arts registration form, select Path A for band plus the other related arts, and return to EMS or WMS! We look forward to seeing you in the fall!


Your Teachers!

Mr. Scott

Mr. Justin Scott has been teaching for 18 years (13 in Tullahoma). He instructs the 6th grade bands and is also the head director of the Tullahoma High School Band.

Mr. Clark

Mr. Doug Clark has been a band director, freelance trumpeter, and private brass instructor for 17 years (9 in Tullahoma). In addition to teaching privately for the band program, he co-teaches the 6th grade bands. He is also the instrumental music director at Tullahoma First United Methodist Church.

Ms. Burden

Ms. Lisa Burden has been teaching for 16 years (3 in Tullahoma). She is the Assistant Band Director for 7th and 8th grade as well as Tullahoma High School.

Mr. Hensley

Mr. Atticus Hensley has taught for Tullahoma City Schools since 1995. He teaches 7th and 8th grade bands at both East and West Middle.