Hawkins Co Band Students

Band Students

Cherokee High School had fifteen students audition on Saturday. Of those fifteen there were eight that made the clinic. These students are competing with students from Chattanooga to Mountain City and everywhere in between. I think I heard someone say yesterday that over 1,200 students auditioned and around 2,400 were signed up. This is the highest number of students that have made the clinic in my time as director. We also have one students who is in the 1st alternate position. There is a good possibility she will get called up as well.

Annika Blackburn 1st Chair Red Band (Percussion)
Jacob Hord 8th Chair Red Band (Tuba)
Jobe Richardson 9th Chair Red Band (Clarinet)
Nathaniel Spence 2nd Chair Blue Band (Baritone)
Yash Trivedi 12th Chair Blue Band (Clarinet)
Chris Seals 8th Chair Red Band (Trumpet)
Josh Croteau 6th Chair Blue Band (Tuba)
Ryleigh Templeton 20th Chair Blue Band (Flute)

Nathaniel Spence also qualified for the Tennessee All-State Band!


We want to congratulate the following Volunteer High School students on being selected to perform at the 2020 All East Senior Clinic Bands:
Grade 9 & 10
Chris Dunham - 1st chair euphonium, Blue Band
Brayden Needham- 6th chair trombone, Blue Band and 4th chair Red Band, euphonium.
Jackson Moncier- 5th chair alto saxophone, red band.
Jonah Helton- 3rd chair trombone, Red Band.
Avery Polk - 7th chair trumpet, Blue Band

Grade 11 & 12
Grace Roberts - 2nd chair clarinet, Blue Band
Lily Summey - 14th chair flute, Blue Band and Piccolo, Red Band.
Zachary Taylor - 3rd chair tuba, Red Band.

Chris Dunham and Grace Roberts are now qualified to compete and perform in the Tennesee All-State Band in April.

The Volunteer High School Band would like to send our congratulations to Mr. Brandon Linkous and the Cherokee Band students that will be performing at All-East and All-State this year.