“The Karns High School Band program was established in 1954. The Karns High School band program is comprised of various components that perform and compete at the local, state and national levels. This program offers students a comprehensive educational experience through music, performance, life lessons and opportunities that extend beyond a traditional classroom.
To be a member of the Karns High School Marching Band, the student must be enrolled in the proper Marching Band period during the fall semester. Each student must comply with all rules and regulations for that particular organization.
The student agrees to attend summer rehearsals (exceptions through director approval) and is required to attend band camp (2 weeks). The directors must approve exceptions in advance. Each member must meet all financial obligations and must attend all rehearsals, sectionals and performances (competitions, parades, and football games).
Under the guidance of Directors Mr. Jimbo Crawford, Mr. Cody Foster, and Mr. Mark Bowling, the Karns Band Program has already influenced hundreds of high school students. Our students have learned that with hard work and dedication anything is possible. Rewards for this dedication include travel and performance throughout our nation, representing Knox County and the State of Tennessee.