Established in 1953, the Antioch High School Band has the distinction of being one of the oldest band programs in Nashville.
The Antioch High School band program is comprised of over 130 students between grades nine and twelve. Our performing ensembles include the Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, as well as the Winterguard. The bands are directed by Mr. Chris Janowiak and Mr. Mike Chiodo.
The Antioch Bands perform regularly throughout the school year. The most public ensemble, the Marching Band, performs at all home football games, several marching contests throughout Middle Tennessee, various school events, and the annual Nashville Christmas Parade.
The Winter Guard is a member of the Southeastern Color Guard Circuit (SCGC) and competes at SCGC sanctioned contests.
Following marching season, the band splits into two concert bands, the Symphonic Band, comprised of mostly younger musicians, and the auditioned group, the Wind Ensemble, made up of more seasoned musicians.
In 2007, under the direction of Scott Miller, the band earned “superior” ratings from all judges at the Middle Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association concert festival with both the Wind Ensemble and the Symphonic Band. After that time, the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble continued that tradition of excellence. In 2015, the Wind Ensemble was awarded the “Award of Distinction in Concert Performance” by the American School Band Director’s Association. Awarded to bands that achieve a perfect score both on stage and in sight reading, the award was only given to three other high school bands in the state of Tennessee.
The focus of our program is the continued pursuit of excellence and the idea that we should seek perfection and never compromise. This concept should extend beyond the walls of our rehearsal hall in the hopes that all of our members might find the true meaning of success, no matter what the endeavor.
Our program is supported by the Antioch High School Band Boosters Club, an organization of parents established in 1962, who have worked tirelessly to help the band program operate. This group of parents is the group that makes the band program run! This group coordinates everything from fundraisers and the budget, logistics of trips, feeding our kids and literally EVERYTHING in between.
For more information on the Band Boosters, visit the "Band Boosters" page.
If you would like to know more about the band, please feel free to contact Mr. Chris Janowiak, Director of Bands.
MIDDLE SCHOOL BANDS
Apollo Middle School Bands
Mr. Nathan Davis, Director
John F. Kennedy Middle School Bands
Mr. Kirk Ponder, Director
Margaret Allen Middle School Bands
Mr. Joel Jones, Director
CHORAL AND THEATER ARTS
Antioch High School Bands
1900 Hobson Pike
Antioch, TN 37013
Antioch Band Boosters Club
Antioch Band Boosters Club
P.O. Box 1
Antioch, TN 37011
Phone 615.641.5400 x1011