Dear Parents & Students,

Auditions for the Upper Area ETSBOA Junior Clinic bands will be held on Saturday, January 16 at John Sevier Middle School in Kingsport. Tryouts this year will be done through recording that will be submitted the first week of January. We will help your student with recording and submitting the audition here at school


Students will audition for a place in either the 7th or 8th grade band.  Each band is made up of the finest musicians in East Tennessee.  This is the highest honor a junior high school student can receive. Not only is it a huge honor but also a great musical experience where they can perform new music and make new friends. We feel we have several students that are more than capable of making these bands and we ask that parents please encourage your child to audition.  Students have had the tryout material for several weeks.  The audition will consist of scales and a prepared piece.


Those students that are selected will attend the Junior Clinic event on Friday and Saturday, February 12 and 13 at Unicoi Co. High School. More information about this event will be sent home after the auditions.


This year’s fee to audition is $10.00.  The deadline to turn this into Mr. Lockhart is Wednesday, November 18.  If you send a check please make it out to the Elizabethton Band Boosters.


Once again parents, please encourage your child to take advantage of this musical experience.  They will not only be representing themselves, but also the T. A. Dugger band and Elizabethton.  Thank you for your continued support of your child’s music education.


Chris Lockhart

Perry Elliott

Band Directors