Jackson Christian to Host Second Annual West Tennessee Small Band Championship Presented by Bramblett Group

October 3, 2023

The Jackson Christian Eagle Marching Band will host the second annual West Tennessee Small Band Championship Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023. The Jackson Christian Choir will open the event with the National Anthem at 4:45 p.m. on Jackson Christian’s Southern Capital Field at Ronnie Fowler Stadium. Admission will be $10, and concessions will be available for purchase. Marketing, advertising and public relations firm Bramblett Group is the presenting sponsor for the championship.

“We are thrilled to celebrate the achievements of band students who work hard all year, dedicating extra long hours during marching season,” said Dr. Billy Lones, president of Jackson Christian. “We believe in the value of the arts in helping students develop their unique gifts, leadership and teamwork skills, and Jackson Christian is honored to host hundreds of students and families from the region.”

Established to shine the spotlight on small bands with fewer than 50 members, the 2023 West Tennessee Small Band Championship will include 19 bands. They are (in order of performance by preferred name):
The Ripley High School Marching Band
Riverside High School
Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central Marching Tigers
Halls High School
from Dyersburg High School The Mighty Trojan Marching Band
Covington Charger Marching High School Band
McKenzie Marching Rebels
Lewis County High School
South Side High School Marching Hawks
Camden Central High School Marching Band
Huntingdon High School
Liberty Creek High School
Scotts Hill High School
Crockett County Marching Cavaliers
Waverly Central Tiger Marching Pride
The Pride of McEwen Marching Warriors
The Fairview High School Sound of Gold Band and Color Guard
First Assembly Christian School
The Pride of Lexington

The Jackson Christian Eagle Marching Band will perform in exhibition following the 19 guest bands. The final performance of the night will be a mass band, composed of members from all 20 bands. With more than 350 members, the mass band will perform “Tennessee Waltz.”

“After such a successful inaugural year last year, we’re thrilled to have even more bands meeting in Jackson. Parents, family members and fans will come together to cheer for these students, who have been working tirelessly perfecting their shows for months! Getting to see them on the incredible Southern Capital turf field under the stadium lights will make it even better!” said Destiny Holt Hall, director of the Jackson Christian Eagle Marching Band and the West Tennessee Small Band Championship. “Our band parents are going above and beyond to roll out the red carpet; sponsors have been generous in allowing us to host an excellent competition; and we have a slate of talented judges who will give meaningful accolades and constructive input to each small band. Experiencing the mass band performance will be icing on the cake!”

In addition to Bramblett Group, many businesses and individuals have supported this small band championship. Sponsors include: Amro Music; Anita’s Travel Agency; Beard Triple H Farms; Guy and Mary Beard; Bethel Community Church; Audrie Campbell; Connie Dedrick; Forked Deer Arms Company; LaCee Galey; Jerry Hellums; Jackson and Sons; MaxSteel Buildings, LLC; Omega Building Consultants; Joe and Joyce Owens; Perkins Motorplex; Project Imagination; Ragan Family; Regions Bank; Jim and Shirley Roberts; Kathy Robertson; Taylor Construction and Restoration; US Lawns; Wentworth Family; and Peggy Wentworth. Proceeds from the competition will benefit the Jackson Christian Eagle Marching Band.

Jackson Christian is a private Christian school, offering preschool through high school classes. Jackson Christian’s mission is to lead students to love God by providing the opportunity for a quality, values-oriented education in a Christian environment. More information is available at jcseagles.org or facebook.com/jacksonchristianeagles.