Spring 2024 Concerts, Competitions and Events

Please mark your Spring 2024 calendars for these Tuscola Band music opportunities.


Pre-MPA Concert – Tuesday, March 12, 6PM, at the Tuscola Auditorium


Please join the Tuscola Symphony Band to hear their energetic program for the upcoming MPA (Music Performance Adjudication) concert competition. This is one week before the Symphony Band plays for the judges at Mars Hill University.


Tuscola Symphony Band Rehearsal – 2024


Winter Guard Performance – Sunday, March 17, 2PM, at the Tuscola Gymnasium


Don’t miss this special opportunity to see the Tuscola Winter Guard Show as they prepare for upcoming competitions. It’s exciting, beautiful and short (~4 minutes). So don’t be late!


MPA Performance – Tuesday, March 19, 6:05PM, at Mars Hill University


Tuscola, as well as bands from across Western North Carolina, present their concert programs for the MPA judges at Mars Hill University. This is your chance to hear Tuscola’s Symphony band “at it’s best,” and to see and hear other outstanding concert bands if you can come early and/or stay late.


Jazz Band Elementary School Tour – Thursday, April 4, All Day, at various locations


Future Marching Mountaineers will be inspired to pick up an instrument and learn to play it by Tuscola’s outstanding Jazz Band. It’s a chance for elementary students to experience some great music and a variety of instruments up close. The Tuscola Jazz Band will visit all the Elementary Schools that feed Waynesville Middle School.


End-of-Year Concert – Tuesday, May 21, 7PM, at the Waynesville First Methodist Church Sanctuary


The Tuscola Symphony Band presents it’s final concert of the school year. It’s always a treat to hear the musical accomplishments of our Tuscola Band students. And the Waynesville First Methodist Church sanctuary is a wonderful venue. Be there!




Winter Guard at Dorman HS, South Carolina

Tuscola’s Winter Guard competed January 27, 2024 at the CWEA Dorman Premiere Competition taking home 1st in their class – 2nd highest score out of 64 guards – with a score of 70.12! An outstanding early season score! And so much more room to grow. Keep your eyes out for what’s to come. These beautiful people are amazing. Go Mounties!


All District Band – 2024

Five Tuscola Band members were selected for the Western North Carolina All District Band! These five fantastic people performed their All-District concert on Saturday February 10, 2024 at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at Mars Hill University.


We are supper proud of these Mounties!! Congratulations Keegan Kirkpatrick on Oboe, Bella Williams on Horn, Chelsea Smith on Mallets, Alicia Mills on Trumpet, and Addie Schmersahl on the double bass!! Give them a shout out!!


Keegan Kirkpatrick on Oboe, Bella Williams on Horn, Chelsea Smith on Mallets, Director – Dillon Ingle, Alicia Mills on Trumpet, and Addie Schmersahl on the double bass!!