Lebanon Band News: Football/marching season wrap-up; Puffs; Christmas concerts that will JINGLE YOU TO YOUR CORE

The best season in the history of Lebanon football came to an end Friday night and along with it, the 2021 Lebanon Band marching season.

First, a big congratulations on the season to Coach Gentry and his assistants, staff, families and players on an unforgettable ride this year. How incredible it is to be a part of a school with so many reasons to celebrate. We can’t wait to be there cheering you on in August of 2022!

Second, the longest marching season I can remember happens just one year after a marching season with only one contest, BDI, and no away football performances. The 2021-22 carried on without missing a beat (pun intended) and my goodness, how about that senior class! The class of 2022 has left their mark in a big way. Congratulations, band! And a big thank you to our directors, staff and families that made it all possible.

We only have a few weeks left before Christmas break and we’ve got plenty of great concerts and events coming up for you to enjoy.

First up, the Blue Devil Players have a play that is very special, very fun, and somehow legal! Puffs is an unauthorized retelling of the school years of the classmates of a certain wizard you might remember from some books that is sure to put a smile on your face. Come see Puffs December 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 7PM and December 5th at 5PM after the Christmas parade. Yes, there is a ticket charge. I don’t know it at the time I am writing this. Check in with Blue Devil Players on Instagram for the deets.

Did someone say Christmas parade? The Lebanon Band will march in the Christmas parade on Sunday, December 5th starting at 2PM from the old LHS and ending at the Big Lots/Liberty State Bank parking lot.

You want more? We’ve got so much jingle we can’t contain ourselves.

The big one, the topper, the pièce de résistance – THE COMBINED LEBANON BANDS AND CHOIR CHRISTMAS CONCERT – is happening on Saturday, December 11th at 3pm in the Auditorium. You don’t just get the current students – we have bonus alumni performing with the big group at the end! YOU WILL BE JINGLED TO YOUR CORE or your money back!!

If that is still not enough Christmas for you, if you floss your teeth with tinsel and your dog is named Kringle, we’re going to give you one more for the road. That’s right – on Monday, December 13th at 7PM, come join us in the auditorium for the Cedar Creek Community Band Christmas/Holiday/End of Year Shebang! We have players of all ages from current students to, well, all ages!

Does it get better than this? I think not.

The greatest gift we have to give is time. I hope you will spend a little bit of your time supporting the amazing students at Lebanon at these events.

That wraps it up for the Lebanon Band news for 2021. We wish you a very safe, healthy and amazing holiday season ahead!

Lebanon Band News 11/16/2021: Football Football Football! This Friday night! BE THERE!

The biggest game in the history of Blue Devil Football is this Friday night and all Lebanon Band alumni are invited to join the band in the stands to perform!

Hello alumni!  

In case you missed it on Facebook!  We are hosting an Alumni Night this Friday (11/19/21)!   Details below: 

Rejoin the band this Friday night as your Blue Devils take on Oakland in the quarterfinals!

– Bring your instrument!.  (We have VERY limited extra instruments in the Mellophone, Baritone, Sousaphone, and Drumline sections ONLY.  We do NOT have flutes, clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, or trombones available for anyone to borrow)

– Email Mr. Channell at lebanonbandtn@gmail.com by Friday at 10am to let him know you’re coming.

– Color Guard and Front Ensemble alumni are absolutely welcome to attend!  

– Arrive at the LHS Band Room between 5:30pm and 6:00pm to check in!  

– Quick rehearsal at 6:00pm for alumni to learn some of the stands music! 

– PER TSSAA RULES, you will need to purchase a ticket! You can…

1. Pre-order a ticket online for $8 and bring a printout with you on Friday: https://gofan.co/app/events/458103?schoolId=TN8644

2. Or buy one when you get here Friday for $10 cash.

We hope to see you there!!!

If you are not playing with the band, here is the information on how to get tickets from our good friend Tommy Bryan:

PLAYOFF TICKETS – Here’s the ticket link for the Friday, Nov. 12 Class 6A quarterfinals game between 11-1 Lebanon & No. 1-ranked Oakland at Tribble Field/Watkins Stadium. Online tickets are $8 per person; with a few tickets available at the gate for $10 each. Kickoff is at 7 pm. https://gofan.co/app/events/458103?schoolId=TN8644

Our team needs your support. Coach Gentry and his staff have worked very hard to build this program to an elite level and our players have stepped up to make it happen. We are very proud of all of them and we hope you can be there to support them this Friday night at LHS!

Lebanon Band News 11/9/2021: Veterans Day Parade Thursday; HUGE Football Game Friday!

The Lebanon Band is proud to participate in the Lebanon Veterans Day Parade this Thursday starting at the library and ending at the Wilson County Veterans Plaza on the east side of the square. We are hoping the weather will cooperate as big changes in the weather begin on Thursday which will move us toward more seasonal weather from the very warm days we’ve been enjoying. The parade begins at 10AM.

Blue Devil Football has a second home playoff game this Friday at 7PM in the LHS Stadium. This is a huge game for our team, school and community and is another milestone resulting from the leadership that Coach Gentry has brought to the football program at Lebanon. We are proud to perform Friday night for our home crowd and we need you to be there to cheer on the team. Let’s fill this stadium up and show everyone how much this team means to us as they take on Riverdale this Friday night.

The road to the state championship comes right through Lebanon!

Here are the details for the game courtesy of our friend Tommy Bryan –

TICKET LINK IS ACTIVE – Online tickets for Lebanon’s Friday, Nov. 12 second round playoff game at Tribble Field / Watkins Stadium with Riverdale are now available via this link for $8.
In-person tickets will be $10.
The Blue Devils and RHS have identical records of 10-1. Don’t miss this one – the Blue Devils need you in the stadium cheering them on!

We Are Big Blue!


Lebanon Band News 11/5/2021: Huge playoff win for Blue Devil Football; Choir Coffee House Saturday; Band Concert Sunday

We start off with a HUGE congratulations to Coach Gentry and our 10-1 Blue Devils on their home playoff game win vs. Stewarts Creek setting up a home second round playoff game next Friday, November 12th at 7PM vs. Riverdale. We need absolutely everyone in Lebanon to be at LHS next Friday night to support this amazing team! GO BLUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Your Lebanon High Choir is hosting their Coffee House tomorrow night – Saturday, November 6th – at 5PM in the LHS Cafeteria. Admission is $5 and there will be plenty of coffee, snacks and talented student performances to make the last night of Daylight Saving Time memorable!

Your Lebanon High School Band and Choir start off the concert season with the Veterans Day Concert on Sunday, November 7th at 4PM in the LHS Auditorium. This patriotic tribute to the veterans of our Armed Forces has become a Lebanon Band tradition and we hope you will come out and be a part of it this year.

Wow! What an amazing time it is to be a Blue Devil and there is so much more going on at our school than we’ve covered here including the start of basketball season. There is so much to come out and support at our school and we hope you’ll head to the Lebanon High School website and learn more about everything happening here: https://www.wcschools.com/Domain/25

Lebanon Band News: Support Blue Devil Football this Friday night!

Sadly, the rain postponed our Zombie Car Wash that was scheduled for Saturday, October 30th. As soon as we have a rescheduled date for the car wash and possibly an updated timely theme, we will let you know.

The big news this week is the first Blue Devil Football home playoff game ever at the current “new” high school!

As Tommy Bryan posted on the Blue Devil Football Foundation Facebook page:

No excuses! 9-1 Lebanon plays Stewarts Creek Friday, Nov. 5 at home in the 6A playoffs.If you have a shred of Blue in you — Be There!

Tommy Bryan

Tommy was also kind enough to share the details of the game: PLAYOFF TIX – Here’s the link to purchase advance tickets to the Nov. 5 Class 6A playoff game between Stewarts Creek and Lebanon at Tribble Field/Watkins Stadium.
**Online tickets are $8 per; tickets are the gate are $10. **Kickoff at 7 pm.

You have to come out and support your Lebanon Blue Devils. Wind? Rain? Hailstones? Fireballs? Be there. None of it matters. Come out and support your team, your school and your community this Friday night at LHS!