Smoky Mountain Music Festival
Gorgeous Gatlinburg really puts together one heck of a music festival, which is why we think your marching band group will love this opportunity to play at the Smoky Mountain Music Festival. Not only will you and your group get to perform in a prestigious event, but you will also get to enjoy the lush and mountainous scenery of one of Tennessee's most beautiful cities!
Happening every year in late April and early May, this is one of the most respected and unique festivals of its kind, accepting thousands of students from elementary to high school. This festival is dedicated to excellence and expresses this by offering young musicians "an opportunity to demonstrate their talents before prestigious adjudicators". This year will be its 31st consecutive year, drawing musical groups from over 30 states and Canada! With this opportunity, you will perform among over 6,000 bands from across the country under the direction of the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s Director of Bands W.J. Julian, and enjoy the local buzz of downtown’s parade scene. Jazz, concert, marching, and pep bands are welcome!