"Success is not the final destination...

it is the journey"


  • Few organizations of any kind offer so many real-world experiences for student and parent alike. The Farragut High School Band program provides leadership opportunities and musical activities that encompass a wide scope and allow our students the opportunity to reach the highest possible level of success, while making memories that will last a lifetime.
  • The Farragut Band Boosters organization has worked to support the Farragut High School Band for more than 50 years. Shown here in 1968, the Marching Admirals of that day pose in new uniforms provided by the Boosters.
  • It is said that character results from experience. It follows that extraordinary experience begets extraordinary character. We strive to provide our students with opportunities for the extraordinary.
  • Marching season begins each year with band camp starting in late July. Both returning and new students begin to learn the season's show, positions, and music. After two weeks of long days, hot weather and exhausting drills, band camp wraps up with a Band Dance, Family B-B-Q and special preview performance.
  • The Marching Admirals enjoy the opportunity to perform their show 7 - 10 games per season. We are grateful to our partners in the Admirals Football program for providing pre-and post show entertainment.
  • The Farragut Guard program consists of Fall Guard as part of the Marching Admirals and Winterguard that competes nationally at WGI Regionals and World Championships
  • Farragut High School has a long standing tradition of excellence on the concert stage performing several home concerts each year as well as regional and state festivals
  • The Farragut Indoor Percussion Ensemble is an extra-curricular performance ensemble that competes nationally at WGI Regionals and World Championships January thru mid-April


Information about the Band, Color Guard, Admiral's Cup Invitational, and more can be found in the menus at the top of every page.

Parade Performance July 4

Thank you to everyone who came out for parade practice tonight!  Due to limited instrumentation we are unable to perform in the parade tomorrow morning, July 4.  We wish everyone a safe and happy 4th! 


Marching Band Orientation & Uniform Fitting

Farragut HS Marching Band Orientation & Uniform Fitting - 

Thursday, May 11
Uniform Fitting
We will begin uniform fittings as early as 5:45PM for those who can arrive early.  We will have several fitting "stations" to make the process move as quickly as possible.  Any parents who can pitch in to help (we'll give you instructions) are encouraged to do so.  We need to measure all wind and percussion students which is around 110 members (Guard students have already been measured).
Attached you will find the official registration form for 2017 FHS Marching Band & Guard.  This includes the complete summer/fall schedule and fee schedule.  Please take a moment to check all of these dates on your calendar as all are mandatory.  Make a special note of the overnight trips to Clarksville (TN) and Indianapolis (IN).   
This year all marching band fees will be paid in two (2) installments of $280 each, May 11 and July 17.  This amount includes purchase of the custom uniform ($160) and the family share of Marching Band Operations ($400 per family).  Families with more than one child in marching band will pay the cost of each custom uniform plus $400 for the family share.
Online Payment Available
Go to the FHS school website:
or follow this link (copy and paste if link doesn't work):


Farragut Band News

Good morning everyone!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful week! We have a great week for the Farragut Band Program.

Just a couple of reminders this week and one for next week!

  1. There is a Band Booster this evening at 7:00 pm in the Farragut High School Band Room!  It would be great to see you there.

  2. The Concert Band will have their Spring Concert on May 4th at 7:00 pm at the Tennessee Amphitheatre at the World's Fair Park!  

    Prior to that, there will a BBQ Dinner ($10.00 per person) at the L&N Stem Academy on the World's fair Site starting at 5:30 pm.  Tickets are still available for sale/pick up from Mr. Clupper in the FHS Bandroom! 
    It would be great if each student could sell a minimum of 5 tickets each. I should have a few to sell that evening, but it is our hope to sell the allotment of 500 tickets before the event!  I need to get the count to the sponsor of the BBQ Tuesday morning! Thank you for your help in helping to sell these tickets! 

  3. All Parents Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 11th for all parents of students that will be participating in marching band this fall.  There will be sign-up sheets available prior and after the meeting for various volunteer opportunities this summer and fall. We need as many parents to help that can.  The program benefits from all of our help!

  4. Leadership Camp is on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 30th and 31st this year.  Information is available in the FHS Bandroom.

  5. Information will be coming soon about another event on Thursday, June 29th at the FHS Auditorium!  We are planning an event to showcase talent (music, dance, magic, ensembles, and etc) that evening.  This event will be open to all current students, alumni, and staff!  We would love to have a fun night sharing talents.  Donations will be accepted and concessions will be available for purchase that evening!  We will calling this event "Farragut's Got Talent" and one group/individual will walk away with a trophy for raising the most money that evening through donations!

  6. The Drum Corps International will be having an event on Wednesday, July 19th, at our stadium.  Tickets are already on sale and the link for tickets is below.  We will be needing help with concessions and selling ads for the programs.  If anyone has connections with anyone wanting to donate candy products and etc. for us to sell, please let me know.  We will not receive the proceeds from the ticket sales, but will receive the profit from Concessions and the Program sales.  Tickets are going well, so if you are interested in attending, please purchase your tickets sooner than later! 

    "Drums Across The Smokies" - presented by Music City Drum and Bugle Corps and Farragut High School Band Boosters 
    Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 7:00 pm 
    Bill Clabo Field at Farragut High School 
    11237 Kingston Pike
    Knoxville, TN  37934  

    Ticket Information:
    Reserved Section -   $25.00        $22.00 in Advance  
    General Admission - $15.00        $12.00 in Advance  
    Groups of 20 or more $10.00 only in advance, not day of show  

    Tickets - call 865-770-2643 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

    Competing Corps (all Open Class):  
    Music City - Nashville, TN  
    Heat Wave - Iverness, FL  
    Legends - Portage, MI   
    Les Stentors - Sherbrook, QC   
    Louisiana Stars - Lafayette, LA  
    Southwind - Mobile, AL  

  7. Band Camp is July 17th through July 28th.

  8. Anita Patel has the FHS Band involved in decorating a Christmas Tree for this year Fantasy of Trees event.  More information to follow on this as well.  Thank you Anita!

  9. If anyone is interested in Chairing Concessions for next year, please let me know.


Have a great week and if you have any questions, please feel to reach out to me!  I appreciate all of you and your support of the Farragut High School Band Program!

Hope to see you all tonight!


Larry Murphy


FHS Band & Orchestra Spring Sheet Sale

Farragut HS Band & Orchestra Sheet Sale

Begins: Thursday, March 31

Ends: Monday, April 17

Goal: 5 sets per student

Order packets are being sent home on Thursday, March 31.  Please share these with family, friends and co-workers to help support the Farragut Band & Orchestra programs in this annual spring fundraiser.


Online Payment Now Available

Farragut Band Boosters is happy to offer band parents the option of online payment of Band Fees.  We have partnered with PayPal to provide secure, fast, and easy processing of band fees.  Click here to view our online payments page or select Online Payments from the Band menu at the top of this page.


Information for Week of October 3rd, 2016

Good Monday morning to everyone!


Wow!  The kids did a great job on Saturday and also had the experience of watching some other great bands!  I am excited for our students and all that they are doing!  They are competing at the highest level and are doing great!


Also, a huge "THANK-YOU" to all the parents who came to chaperone, help with the Pit Crew, and to support our students and the Farragut High School Marching Admirals!


Thank you to BJ Hudson and all of her Chaperones, Ben and Suzanne Parham and the Pit Crew, Mr. and Mrs. Clupper and so many others!  The students could not do what they do without your support


- Thank you!


Oak Ridge Itinerary September 2

Oak Ridge Itinerary
Friday, September 2
4:30PM Load Percussion Equipment/Props on Trucks
5:00PM Load Winds & Guard Equipment on Trucks
5:20PM All Students meet in band room in summer uniform for last minute announcements
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