The Road to Grand Nationals

Follow our Summit Marching Spartans on the Road to Grand Nationals

Join us for our Community Performance on Thursday November 10th at 6 PM

THU 11/10 = Community Send off Performance – 6 PM

The Summit Marching Spartans are heading to GRAND NATIONALS (America’s premier national marching band event!) on November 11 and are asking the community to help send them off in a BIG way!

Join the band on Thursday, November 10th at 6:00pm for their final rehearsal at Summit’s football stadium before heading to Indianapolis the next day.

This last competition will be the capstone to the band’s most successful season ever – Grand Champions at Bands at the Rock and Forrest Tournament of Bands along with a 3rd place finish at Contest of Champions!

Let’s fill the stands for their final run through at home before taking a national stage!

2022 Bands of America Grand National Championships

Summit High School’s Marching Spartans are performing at the Bands of America Marching Grand National Championships at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 11th and 12th, 2022.

Follow our journey here…

Watch our live preliminary performance at Grand Nationals! will be streaming BOA Grand Nats HERE

  • This service is LIVE Streaming ONLY – NO PLAYBACK OR DVR. 
  • You will need to watch it live at our performance time of 7 PM Central time. 

Bands of America 2022 Grand National Championships

Check out our Finals Round performance of Optical Delusions at the 59th Annual Contest of Champions

The performance begins at around the 6:00 mark of the video.

2022-2023 Summit Marching Spartans Fall Season Update

10/29/2022 – 59th Annual Contest of Champions

Optical Delusions = Historical Realities

The Summit Marching Spartans continued their ascension in the ranks of bands in our region by earning their best finish in school history at the 59th Annual Contest of Champions. 

For the second straight year, the Spartans made the CoC finals. With their Finals performance, they earned the Honorable Mention award by finishing 3rd overall with a score of 86.15. Two top notch performances back to back showcases the grit and determination of this group. Amazing job Spartans!!! 

10/22/2022 – Forrest Tournament of Bands

A Clean Sweep Repeat!!

The Summit Marching Spartans repeated a feat they accomplished last year by being crowned Grand Champion and sweeping possible all awards at the Forrest Tournament of Bands in Chapel Hill. What a great performance and another amazing job by the Spartans!!!

Awards won included:

Class F – Best in Class Field Commander 

Class F – Best in Class Percussion

Class F – Best in Class Color Guard

Class F – 1st Place

Best of the Best Field Commander 

Best of the Best Field Percussion

Best of the Best Color Guard

Best of the Best High Music

Best of the Best High Visual

Grand Champions

9/24/2022 – Stones River Championships

Spartans place 3rd with Solid Performance at Stones River

The marching season continued with a strong showing at the Stones River Championships at Siegel HS. The Marching Spartans were awarded 2nd place in the Large Division and the overall Honorable Mention 3rd place award by the slimmest of margins. They fell just 0.05 points behind the 2nd place overall placement. Great job Spartans!!

9/17/2022 – Bands at the Rock

Summit Marching Spartans Rocks Bands at the Rock

What an exciting kick off to the 2022 competition season as the Marching Spartans competitive debut of Optical Delusion swept through Bands at the Rock at Rockvale High School on Saturday 9/17. The band made a clean sweep of all awards available on the evening in their Class/Division. Awards taken home included: 

Class 4A : Overall Combined Large Division:

Outstanding color guard Outstanding color guard

Outstanding percussion Outstanding percussion

Outstanding music Outstanding music

Outstanding visual Outstanding visual

Outstanding general effect Outstanding general effect

1st place in Class 4A GRAND CHAMPIONS!

What an amazing display of all the hard work and deduction our students have put in so far this year! Again, we can’t put them in the position to focus on this work without your support. Your contributions make you part of our success and we thank you greatly for that.

Please help support the Spartans on the Road to Grand Nats!!

Our budget did increase significantly in order to compete in the Grand National Championships this year. In the event you are able to help further support us financially toward our trip, we would appreciate that generosity. 

You may do so by sending donations via checks made payable to “Summit High School Band” by mail to the address listed below or you can also donate online at Donorbox

Summit High School Marching Band

Mr. Erick Harris, Band Director

2830 Twin Lakes Drive

Spring Hill, TN 37174

Help support our Spartans!

SUN 11/6 = Neon Nights 5k Fundraiser

Come run the road to Grand Nationals with us at the Neon Nights 5k on Sunday night November 6th. Pre-registered pickup will begin at 5pm. Walk-up registration on the day of the race (not guaranteed a shirt) will be from 5-6pm. Race will begin at 6pm. Sign up to be a part of the race to Grand Nationals here.

Wed 11/9 – Spirit Night at Chipotle!!

Come to Chipotle and support the Marching Spartans at our next Spirit Night!

Looking forward to our next Spirit Night in November. You can support the band by eating out at CHIPOTLE on Wed, 11/9 from 5 – 9 PM. YUM!! 

  • You must mention you are with the Summit band when ordering. 
  • IF you are ordering online you MUST use code AYHQFT2 in order for the band to get credit.