As the dog days of August begin, students are returning to the Tusculum College campus, including members of the Pioneer Band who are at Band Camp the week of August 15. As the program grows, so does our need of additional instruments for our students. If you are cleaning out your attic, basement or spare room and find a musical instrument no one plays, consider that Tusculum College’s band program could utilize the instrument in its program.
The Pioneer Band Program at Tusculum College began in 2010, with the creation of the Pioneer Pep Band. The Pep Band became a much-enjoyed feature of the 2010 Pioneer football and basketball seasons, as the band performed at the Pioneer Club tailgate parties before each home football game and during pregame and half-time festivities.
A Concert Band, a Jazz Band and a Handbell Choir were formed in the 2010-2011 academic year as well, each having an opportunity to play at events and venues on and off the Tusculum College campus.
This fall the program adds a Marching Band with flag corps, and the program has grown to more than 50 members from the Tusculum community. And while, most have their own instruments, not all do, which is where alumni can help through donation of a musical instrument.
So, if you do have a good, used instrument, please consider donating it to the Pioneer Band. For more information or to donate an instrument, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 423-636-7303.