8th grade band students at  Signal Mountain Middle High School were recently awarded for their dedication and hard work on their musical accomplishments.  They competed in the East Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association Concert Festival at Bradley Central High School. The SMMHS 8th grade band performed high school level music. Their performance was judged in several categories and these students received across the board superior ratings.  

8th grade band director, Drew Buckner said, "They not only made great music yesterday, they did what no other middle school band in the history of our current or former middle school has ever done. They performed Grade 4 music for Concert Festival. Not only that, but they received straight superior ratings doing it! No other band in our entire region accomplished that. To give you an idea of what that means, our kids were playing the same music as numerous high school bands."