Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The 38th Annual Lonesome Pine Band Festival will be held on Saturday October 5, 2013 at Carroll Dale Stadium on the campus of Central High School. We have a great lineup of judges and look forward to serving you and your students. The festival website has been updated for this current year; feel free to apply early! Looking forward to another great contest!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Welcome to the Lonesome Pine Band Festival Blog

Welcome to the Lonesome Pine Band Festival Blog. This blog was developed to keep band directors, band players, parents and the public informed about a tradition that has been going for 37 years in Wise, Virginia; The Lonesome Pine Band Festival. It is our hope that you will use this site for information purposes and to follow your favorite band program through news, photos, etc. Thanks for visiting and come back often!

Sponsor Awards at LPBF


Local  businesses will sponsor major awards in this year's Lonesome Pine Band Festival to be held on October 6.

There are 3 top major awards.  The 1st top award is the Lucian Priode Grand Champion Award.  The 2nd top award is the David Tipton Soloist Award.  And the 3rd top award is the Reserve Grand Champion Award.

The Lonesome Pine Band Festival will be held at Carroll Dale Stadium in Wise, VA on the campus of Central High School (formerly J.J. Kelly High School). The festival will feature  bands from across Southeastern Kentucky, Southwestern Virginia and Northeast Tennessee vying for top honors and the coveted Lucian Priode Grand Champion Award. For more information, contact Mr. Josh Brown at jbrown@wise.k12.va.us.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Tennessee High takes top honors at the 36th Annual Lonesome Pine Band Festival


Despite a bitterly cold Saturday afternoon, there was warmth for the fans of the Tennessee High Band program on Saturday, as the Mighty Viking Band of Bristol Tennessee took top honors in the 36th Annual Lonesome Pine Band Festival.

The Mighty Viking Band led by director Tom Padgett, took top honors in Class AAAA competition on their way to the Lucian Priode Grand Champion Award presented at the end of the competition at Carroll Dale Stadium on Saturday night in Wise.

Sullivan Central's Cougar Band of Blountville, TN was the Cavalier Pharmacy of Wise Reserve Grand Champion Award winner as the Cougar Band took top honors in Class AAA competition as the second top performing band on the day.

Sweepstakes award winners per class included: Eastside High School in Class A, and Holston High School in Class AA along with Sullivan Central and Tennessee High in Class AAA and Class AAAA respectively.

Holston High School took the David Tipton Soloist Award presented by A&G Coal for the best soloist performance on the day.

Graham took top honors in majorettes followed by Union and Tazewell.


This year's Lonesome Pine Band Festival attracted twenty-two bands from across three states.

Here is a complete run down of the 3rd, 2nd and 1st place winners in the categories of Music, Marching, General Effect, Auxiliary, Drum Major and Percussion in all classes.

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Class A

Music

3rd Place

Marion Sr. High

2nd Place

Eastside

1st Place

Northwood

Marching

3rd Place

Northwood

2nd Place

Tazewell

1st Place

Honaker

General Effect

3rd Place

Williamsburg, KY

2nd Place

Knott Co. Central (KY)

1st Place

Eastside

Auxilary

3rd Place

Tazewell

2nd Place

Northwood

1st Place

Williamsburg, KY

Percussion

3rd Place

Eastside

2nd Place

Williamsburg

1st Place

Honaker

Drum M

ajor

3rd Place

Marion Sr. High

2nd Place

Honaker

1st Place

Eastside

Sweepstakes Class A:

Eastside

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Class AA

Music

3rd Place

J I Burton

2nd Place

Lebanon

1st Place

Holston

Marching

3rd Place

Morgan County(KY)

2nd Place

J I Burton

1st Place

Holston

General Effect

3rd Place

Letcher County(KY)

2nd Place

J I Burton

1st Place

Holston

Auxilary

3rd Place

Holston

2nd Place

Morgan Co.

1st Place

Lebanon

Percussion

3rd Place

J.I. Burton

2nd Place

Morgan County

1st Place

Holston

Drum Major

3rd Place

Holston

2nd Place

Burton

1st Place

Lebanon

Sweepstakes:
Holston

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Class AAA

Music

3rd Place

Union

2nd Place

Pulaski Co.

1st Place

Sullivan Central

Marching

3rd Place

Lee

2nd Place

Pulaski Co.

1st Place

Sullivan Central

General Effect

3rd Place

Pulaski Co.

2nd Place

Sullivan Central

1st Place

Lee

Auxilary

3rd Place

Pulaski Co.

2nd Place

Lee

1st Place

Sullivan Central

Percussion

3rd Place

Pulaski Co.

2nd Place

Union

1st Place

Sullivan Central

Drum Major

3rd Place

Union

2nd Place

Pulaski Co.

1st Place

Sullivan Central

Sweepstakes:
Sullivan Central

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Class AAAA

Music

3rd Place

Graham

2nd Place

Patrick Henry

1st Place

Tennessee High

Marching

3rd Place

Graham

2nd Place

Abingdon

1st Place

Tennessee High

General Effect

3rd Place

Abingdon

2nd Place

Graham

1st Place

Tennessee High

Auxilary

3rd Place

Abingdon

2nd Place

Graham

1st Place

Tennessee HighighH

Percussion

3rd Place

Patrick Henry

2nd Place

Abingdon

1st Place

Tennessee High

Drum Major

3rd Place

Graham

2nd Place

Patrick Henry

1st Place

Tennessee High

Sweepstakes:
Tennessee High

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Soloist Award:
Holston -Trumpet

Reserve Grand Champion:
Sullivan Central

Lucian Priode Grand Champion:
Tennessee High

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2011 FESTIVAL ADJUDICATORS

Steve Hedrick -Music

James French -Marching

Trish Rhoton -General Effect

Amy Stewart -Guard

Colleen Semones -Drum Major

Ryan Mullins - Percussion

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Directors Encouraged to Sign Up for LPBF News

A new feature of the Lonesome Pine Band Festival site this year is the news feed delivered to your e-mail inbox. Go to the left column and enter your e-mail address and confirm your address. When new postings are made to the Lonesome Pine Band Festival site, they will be sent to your e-mail address. It's another way we are keeping you up-to-date with news prior to the event and also in the days after the festival. Sign up and keep in touch!