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June 24, 2024

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Franklin High to Host Sonic Boom! Marching Band Competition

The event begins at 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, at Howard Gamble Stadium at Franklin High School.

The Franklin Band, seven-time state marching band champion and 2014 recipient of the prestigious Sudler Shield Award, will host Sonic Boom! on Saturday, October 1, at Howard Gamble Stadium at Franklin High School (810 Hillsboro Road, Franklin, TN).

The event begins at 5 p.m. Gates open at 3 p.m. Admission will be $12 for tickets purchased before the event (via GoFan) and $15 at the gate (children 5 and under free). Parking is free.

Eleven marching bands from Tennessee will compete for top honors in the categories of Outstanding Music, Outstanding Visual, and Outstanding General Effect. Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion titles will also be awarded, in addition to Class A, Class AA, and Class AAA trophies. Bands from the following high schools will compete this year:

  • Brentwood High School
  • Cascade High School
  • Centennial High School
  • Fairview High School
  • Fred J. Page High School
  • Giles County High School
  • Green Hill High School
  • Ravenwood High School
  • Shelbyville High School
  • Siegel High School
  • Summit High School

The Franklin Band will perform its 2022 show, “Forever Young” in exhibition at the close of the competition.


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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.