The Tanner Bands work diligently in preparation to perform throughout the year on several occasions.
The marching band performs at all Tanner High football games, they participate in the Limestone County Night of Bands each year and compete in various marching competitions throughout the fall season earning several awards in recognition of their accomplishments.
During the year our students participate in a number of musical activities such as, college and university honor bands, Alabama All-State, local community bands, The Decatur Youth Symphony, and Solo & Ensemble Festivals.
Tanner performs for the local communities, retirement communities and for the Tanner students.
The concert and intermediate bands combine to perform for the Tanner High Veteran's Day Program and the Veteran's Day Parade in Athens in November. This year they end their marching season by participating in the annual Athens Christmas parade, our annual Christmas Concert as well as supporting our football team as the 2012 & 2013 Alabama 2A State Champions. In the Spring perform in the pep band for our 2013 Alabama 2A State Championship Basketball team.
The concert band competes at Music Performance Assessment (MPA) every spring. 2013 is the first time in school history that the band received All Superior ratings on stage for an Overall SUPERIOR! In 2014, the Tanner Concert Band became the 1st band in Limestone County to ever receive the rating of SUPERIOR with DISTINCTION at MPA.
Each Spring, the Tanner Band is involved in a performance competition outside the local area. The band has been to several locations in past years: Disney World in Orlando, Panama City, FL, New Orleans, LA, Gatlinburg, TN, Myrtle Beach, SC, Cincinnati, OH. Atlanta, GA and most recently Chicago, Il. The trip destination is determined each year through collaboration between the senior class and the band director. The venue of competition varies as well. Depending on the trip site, the concert band may perform in competition, where, at other destinations, the marching band may be eligible to perform. The bands have earned numerous awards and trophies through these competitions each year.
The Tanner Band would like to thank our Sponsors:
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