The Fighting Tiger Band is Golden

By the DeKalb Band Boosters


For the third straight year, the DeKalb Co Fighting Tiger Band won first place at the Hendersonville Golden Invitational Marching Band Contest. Additionally, the band also picked up first place trophies in the areas of Best Color Guard, Best Percussion, and Best Horn Line in their class.


Hendersonville Golden Invitational was the first of four contests this season. The students have been working hard to prepare to take on other bands around the state in addition to their normal duties as “students” and as “band members.” Band Director Jonathan Wright said, “we had a great rehearsal on Thursday. We then represented and supported our football team very well at the game on Friday.”


It was around 11:30 Friday night when the band returned to the High School from the football game in Smith County, only to have to return at 8:00am for a mini-rehearsal on Saturday morning before boarding their bus to Hendersonville. “Our band is very young this year. We only have four seniors,” Mr. Wright pointed out, “but they are very hard workers.”


The DeKalb Fighting Tiger Band invites you to attend their three remaining contests this season. They will be competing in the Blue Devil Marching Band Invitational located in Lebanon on October 1st. Then, on October 8th, they will travel to Chapel Hill to compete in the Middle Tennessee Small Band Championship. For their final competition of the season on October 29th, they will be in Alcoa for the Alcoa Marching Band Competition.


The band also invites you to come to DeKalb County’s home football games to show your support to our Tigers and to watch the band in action during the halftime show. Home games are scheduled on October 14 against Upperman, and on October 28 against Livingston Academy. Both games will begin at 7PM.


For more information, find the band on Facebook or check out their website at