Dear Band Parents and Students,

Congratulations to you and your child for the honor of being selected for the ETSBOA 2024 Junior Band Clinic. The clinic will take place on Friday and Saturday, February 9th and 10th at Ross N. Robinson M.S. in Kingsport, TN. 

Students will leave from the T.A. Dugger band room at 8:00 am on Friday the 9th by bus. We will return that afternoon around 6:00. Students will need to pack their lunch for Friday.

On Saturday, we will leave the band room by bus at 8:00 am.  Parents will need to pick their child up at 1:00 at Ross N. Robinson Middle School. They will need to eat and change into their uniforms before the concert. Directions are below.  

Students will need to bring:

  • Instrument
  • Pencil
  • Extra Reeds (woodwind players)
  • Valve Oil (brass players)
  • Mutes (trumpets & trombones if needed)
  • Uniform:
    • Boys- black pants, socks, shoes, white or black dress shirt and tie.
    • Girls- Black dress-knee length or longer, or black skirt with white top, black shoes.
  • GOOD ATTITUDE!!! (Have fun and learn)

If your child is not planning on going to Junior Clinic please let Mr. Lockhart know as soon as possible so that alternates can be contacted. Once again congratulations students, we know that you will represent our school and community well.  Please observe the schedule and adhere strictly to the times listed.  Tardiness to a rehearsal will result in you being moved to the end of your section. All school and Elizabethton City School rules for field trips will apply.

School address:    1517 Jessee Street Kingsport, TN   37664

Directions:  From Elizabethton take Elk Ave. to I-26 west toward Kingsport for about 19 miles. Take Exit 4(TN 93N).  Merge right onto John B. Dennis.  Go for 2.6 miles and take ramp to Fort Henry Dr. Turn left at light and go 1 mile.  Turn right onto Memorial Boulevard. for .4 miles.  Turn left onto Jessee St. School will be on the right.

Chris Lockhart, Band Director
T.A. Dugger Jr. High