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, and Pep Band.
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.
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.
The band directors Frank Zimmerer, Mike Chiodo, Greg Snyder, and Anjali Sivaainkaran guided the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band to SUPERIOR ratings in both concert performance and sight reading at the MTSBOA CPA Performance.
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. Frank Zimmerer, 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
Ms. Samantha Ferrara, Director