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we are Tupelo

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a TRADITION of excellence...

a LEGACY of pride...

The Tupelo High School Band is consistently among

  the standard-setters for musical excellence.  You'll find us 

    at the center of game-day spirit under the Friday night lights...energizing our community with a spirited parade performance...

      winning YET ANOTHER Mississippi Sweepstakes Award...representing TUPELO in front of national and international audiences...                     and the list goes on and on...

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2019: Premiere Performance of "Until the Scars" by John Mackey

2017: 58th Presidential Inaugural Parade - Washington, DC

2006: MHSAA Class 5A Marching Band Champions

2001: Fiesta Bowl National Band Championships - Tempe, AZ

1989: 50th Presidential Inaugural Parade - Washington DC

1985: Tri-State Music Festival Champions - Enid, OK

1963: Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic - Chicago, IL

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Along the way, the Tupelo Band has earned literally hundreds of superior ratings, best in class awards, and grand champion trophies.  The Tupelo Band hosts the Region I MHSAA Marching Evaluation, Mississippi Invitational Marching Classic, NEMBDA Honor Band Auditions, and the Northeast Mississippi Pre-Festival Concert Exhibition.  We are proud to be leaders in the band community!

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Our Recent Accomplishments

2021

opted out of MHSAA Concert / Sight Reading Evaluation as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic...

but we are planning a "normal" 2021 Marching Season!!!

2020

MHSAA Concert / Sight Reading Evaluation cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Marching Competition Season cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mississippi Lions All-State Band Members:  Madison Page, trumpet   /   Caleb Kellum, trombone

2019

MHSAA - MBA SWEEPSTAKES AWARD

MHSAA Concert / Sight Reading Evaluation (Tupelo) -- All Superior Ratings: Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

Peabody Marching Invitational (Trenton, TN)  --  GRAND CHAMPIONS

Northeast Regional Marching Championship (Booneville, MS) --  Best in Class; Best Overall Percussion; 2nd Place Overall Band

MHSAA Region One Marching Evaluation (Tupelo) -- All-Superior in Every Caption

Tomahawk Marching Classic (Fulton, MS) -- 4th Place Overall Band

MHSAA Class 6A Marching Championship (Flowood, MS) -- 12th Place Overall Band

Mississippi Lions All-State Band Member:  Madison Page, trumpet  

2018

MHSAA - MBA SWEEPSTAKES AWARD

MHSAA Concert / Sight Reading Evaluation (Tupelo) -- All Superior Ratings: Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

Pirate Marching Classic (Winfield, AL)  --  Best in Class; Best Overall Percussion; Best Overall Band

Columbia Marching Invitational  (Columbia, TN) --  5th Place Overall Band

MHSAA Region One Marching Evaluation (Tupelo) -- All-Superior in Every Caption

Tomahawk Marching Classic (Fulton, MS) -- 3rd Place Overall Band

MHSAA Class 6A Marching Championship (Madison, MS) -- Finalist; 7th Place Overall Band

Mississippi Lions All-State Band Member:  Jordan Wayne, euphonium

2017

MHSAA - MBA SWEEPSTAKES AWARD

MHSAA Concert / Sight Reading Evaluation (Tupelo) -- All Superior Ratings: Wind Symphony 

Itawamba CC Concert Band Festival (Fulton, MS) -- All Superior Ratings; Symphonic Band

Conquistador Classic (Olive Branch, MS)  --  7th Place Overall Band

Bandmasters Championship  (Memphis, TN) --  11th Place Overall Band

MHSAA Region One Marching Evaluation (Tupelo) -- All-Superior Band; Superior Percussion and Drum Major

MHSAA Class 6A Marching Championship (Madison, MS) -- 11th Place Overall Band

Mississippi Lions All-State Band Members:  Erian Watkins, clarinet / J.D. Dunklee, snare drum / Abigail Grant, marimba