The Tapp Band program has a long history of excellence. A nationally recognized program, the band has performed at several statewide and international conventions and festivals in addition to commissioning prominent works in the standard middle school band repertoire.
Notable Tapp Band Performances:
Tapp Middle School Band was selected to perform at the 2004 Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, IL
Tapp Flute Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble have performed at the Georgia Music Educators Association Conference
Tapp Middle School Band was selected as the feature performing ensemble at the University of Georgia Middle School Festival (1999, 2003, 2008, 2015)
Tapp Middle School Band was invited to perform at the Grand National Adjudicators Invitational in Chattanooga Tennessee, receiving exclusively superior ratings and winning the award for High Percussion. Tapp was the only middle school band invited to the contest.
Tapp Middle School Band has consistently received straight superior ratings at the District 12 Large Group Performance Evaluation.
Works Commissioned by the Tapp Middle School Band
The Great Locomotive Chase by Robert W. Smith
Simple Gifts – Four Shaker Songs by Frank Ticheli
Ascend by Samuel R. Hazo
The Seal Lullaby by Eric Whitacre (as part of a consortium)
Garden Suite by Randall Standridge (as part of a consortium)