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Siegel High School Band

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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About the Band

Siegel High School opened in 2003. The Siegel High School Band has a nationally recognized, award-winning marching band, three concert bands, two jazz bands, and active percussion ensembles and color guard programs. The band has approximately 200 members and has travelled to New York City, Indianapolis, Disney World, the Bahamas, and many other venues throughout its history.

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Siegel Music Academy

The 2018/2019 school year marks the second year of the Siegel Music Academy! The Siegel Music Academy is our private lessons program available to all students in band at Siegel High School and Siegel Middle School. All band students are...

2019 Marching Band Registration

We're looking forward to another great marching season here at Siegel. Make sure you are registering using our online registration form! In addition to our online registration, please turn in your first payment, instrument rental form and fee (if applicable),and...

2019 Stones River Championship Registration

Your band is cordially invited to the 5th Annual Stones River Championship hosted at Siegel High School in Murfreesboro, TN. The SRC seeks to provide bands with the best possible educational feedback they can receive at a band competition. PLEASE BE...

Important Siegel Band Dates

July

15-19 guard and percussion camp

16 kick off meeting, contribution due 

20 leadership training 

22 freshmen with leadership

23-Aug 2 band camp

August

5-9 Night camp

10 camp day

23 Home football game 

24 camp day and Pancake Breakfast

30 Away football game and contribution 3 due

September

6 Away football game

7 Camp Day 9-5

13 Home football game
14 Camp Day 9-5

20 Home football game (homecoming)

21 BOA Louisville

27 Away football game
28 Stones River Championship at Siegel

 

October

4 Home football game

5 Hardin Valley Contest - 2:45pm (estimated) performance time

16 Full band rehearsal
19 BOA St. Louis - 9:30am-12:00pm (estimated) performance time

25 Away football game

26 MSMI at APSU


November

1 Away football game

2 Contest of Champions at MTSU

 

December

3 Rehearsal 3:30-5:00

12 Rehearsal 3:30-5:00

16 Dress Rehearsal 3:30-5:00

17 Christmas Concert 6:30

Ensembles

Wind Ensemble

The Siegel Wind Ensemble is a year long class offered to the most advanced student musicians in our program through audition only.  All members in this ensemble are expected to be actively participating in private lessons and audition for the MTSBOA mid-state bands and/or other honor band opportunities.

Recent Repertoire
Symphonic Dance No. 3 – Fiesta by Clifton Williams
October by Eric Whitacre
Strange Humors by John Mackey
Amparito Roca by Jamie Texidor, arr. Winter
Arabesque by Sam Hazo
Konzertstuck #2 by Felix Mendelssohn, arr. Niese
Sinfonia Nobilissima by Robert Jager
Persis by James Hosay
Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral by Richard Wagner, arr. Cailliet
Flourish for Wind Band by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Symphonic Band

The Siegel Symphonic Band is a year long class designed to challenge the advancing high school musician. This course is available to all 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. Symphonic Band is a class that develops individual musicianship and more advanced ensemble rehearsal techniques. All students are encouraged to audition for the MTSBOA mid-state bands.

Recent Repertoire
Rest by Samuel Hazo
Celtic Ritual by John Higgins
Song Without Words from 2nd Suite in F by Gustav Holst
Antares by Richard Saucedo
Reverberations by Brian Balmages
The Last to Defend by David Shaffer
Proud Heritage by William Latham
Imperatrix by Alfred Reed
National Emblem by E.E. Bagley, arr. Fennell

Concert Band

The Siegel Concert Band is a year long class designed to introduce students and new instrumentalists to the skills needed to be a successful high school band member. The course centers around a solid foundation in building fundamental skills, musicianship, and sight reading. All students are encouraged to audition for the MTSBOA mid-state bands.

Recent Repertoire
God of Our Fathers by Claude T Smith
To Dance in the Secret Garden by Robert W Smith
Kentucky 1800 by Clare Grundman
Hosts of Freedom by Karl King, arr. Paynter
Bridgeview by Ed Huckaby
Brighton Beach by William P. Latham
Irish Rhapsody by Clare Grundman
Into the Storm by Robert W. Smith
Three Ayres from Gloucester by Hugh M. Stuart
Thunderscape by Erik Morales
Andromeda by David Shaffer

Jazz Class

Jazz Lab Band:

The Jazz Lab Band course is open to all Siegel Band members interested in playing a jazz instrument. The course is designed to give students an introduction to jazz music, music theory, improvisation, combo playing, and big band playing. The course will cover a wide range of jazz styles, music theory concepts, and performance opportunities.

Recent Repertoire:
Vehicle by James Peterik, arr. Ralph Ford
Flip, Flop & Fly arr. Paul Cook
Moondance by Van Morrison, arr. Roy Phillippe
Emanon by Dizzy Gillespie, arr. Stephen Wagoner
Killing Me Softly arr. Youngblood Brass Band
Suit & Tie by Justin Timberlake, arr. John Wasson
Count Bubba by Gordon Goodwin, arr. Paul Murtha

Jazz Band

Jazz Band:

The Siegel High School Jazz Band is an extra curricular ensemble open to all Siegel Band members by audition. All members are strongly encouraged to audition for the MTSBOA Mid State Jazz Band. The Jazz Band will perform a variety of jazz styles throughout the Winter/Spring. The group plays annually at the Murfreesboro Jazz Fest on “The Square” in Murfreesboro, TN.

Recent Repertoire
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy by Josef Zawinul
Fever by Cooley & Blackwell, arr. Roger Holmes
String of Pearls by Jerry Gray
Brass Machine by Mark Taylor
A Child is Born by Thad Jones
Little Sunflower by Freddie Hubbard, arr. Paul Murtha

Percussion

Battery Percussion – 5th Period

The Battery Percussion class is a year-­round course and is offered to Siegel band percussionists who perform in the Marching Band Drum line during the Fall Semester. Students rehearse as a full drum line during the Fall Semester and transition to small groups and percussion ensembles during the Spring Semester. This course is open to students by audition only.

Front Ensemble Percussion – 6th Period

The “Pit” Percussion class is a year-­‐round course and is offered to Siegel band percussionists who perform in the marching band front ensemble during the Fall Semester. Students rehearse as a Front Ensemble during the Fall Semester and transition to small groups and percussion ensembles during the Spring Semester. This course is open to students by audition only.

Winter Percussion

New for 2018 is the Siegel High School Winter Percussion Ensemble. This auditioned group will perform in the Scholastic Concert Open class on the SCGC Circuit. The ensemble is open to any Siegel Band member by audition. Auditions will take place at the conclusion of each Fall.

Fall Colorguard

Fall Semester

The Siegel High School Color Guard functions as the visual representation of the marching band during the Fall Semester. The Color Guard performs with the Marching Band during all football games, parades, and competitions. The Color Guard is open to students by audition only.

Winter Colorguard

Color Guard Training – 7th Period Spring Semester

The Siegel Winter Guard is a new ensemble that rehearses 7th Period during the Spring Semester. The Winter Guard will give performances throughout the Spring Semester.

Varsity and JV Winter Guards

New in 2017, the Varsity and JV Winter Guards are auditioned groups that compete on the SCGC Circuit throughout the winter and spring. The guards are open to anyone by audition which occurs at the end of each Fall season.

Marching Band

Founded in 2003, the Siegel High School Marching Band has consistently delivered superior performances at marching events both locally and regionally. In addition to marching field shows, the band also is a regular participant in parades and community events in and around the Murfreesboro area. The marching band performs at all Siegel home football games and many away football games where they contribute to the amazing community atmosphere that is “Siegel Nation”

Our Recent History and Accomplishments

Bands of America
Regional Finalist – 2012 (Jacksonville, AL), 2015, 2017, 2018 (Clarksville, TN)
Super-Regional Appearance - 2016 (Atlanta, GA)
Grand-Nationals Appearance - 2018 (Indianapolis, IN) 39th Overall, 12th in Class AAA

 

Contest of Champions at Middle Tennessee State University
Finalist – 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018

Honorable Mention – 2014, 2015
Reserve Grand Champion – 2008, 2016, 2018
Grand Champion – 2009, 2010, 2011
Tennessee Governor’s Cup recipient – 2009, 2010, 2011

The Bandmaster’s Championship at the University of Memphis
Reserve Grand Champion – 2011

Mid-South Marching Invitational at Austin Peay State University
Grand Champion – 2013, 2018

Vanderbilt Marching Invitational at Vanderbilt University
Reserve Grand Champion – 2013
Grand Champion – 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010

 

Admiral’s Cup Invitational at Farragut High School
Grand Champion – 2014

 

Columbia Marching Invitational at Columbia Central High School
Grand Champion – 2004, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015

Contest of Resilience at Spring Hill High School
Grand Champion – 2017

Hendersonville Golden Invitational at Hendersonville High School
Grand Champion – 2003, 2004, 2017, 2018

Music City Invitational at McGavock High School
Finalist – 2004, 2009, 2011, 2016
Grand Champion – 2009, 2010, 2016
Large Division Mayor’s Cup recipient – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016

Volunteer Classic at Heritage High School
Grand Champion – 2017

Western Kentucky Tournament of Champions at Hopkinsville High School
Reserve Grand Champion – 2017

Thank you to our Sponsors

Contact

3300 Siegel Rd, Murfreesboro, TN 37129, USA

Mr. Alex White - whiteal@rcschools.net
Mrs. Mikaela Littleton - littletonm@rcschools.net

Mr. Jeremy Smith - jeremysmith222@gmail.com

Ms. Katie Racki - rackik@rcschools.net

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