A Sudler Shield kind of season!

What a great marching season!  FX-A Cinematic Xperience was successful in so many ways, especially in the growth of our students.  This was the most difficult show we’ve produced, musically and visually.  And the kids gave great performances both at football games and at contests resulting in these awards:

Bands of America Louisville Regional

Division I Rating

2nd Place, Class AAA in Preliminary Competition

Outstanding Visual in Finals Competition

2nd Place in Finals Competition


Antioch High School Marching Contest

1st Place in Class

Outstanding Music Award

Outstanding Visual Award

Grand Champion


Bands of America Indianapolis Super Regional

Division I Rating

Outstanding Music in Preliminary Competition, Class AAA

Outstanding General Effect in Preliminary Competition, Class AAA

1st Place, Class AAA in Preliminary Competition

5th Place in Finals Competition


Bands of America Grand National Championships

Division I Rating

Semi-Finalist Award


…..And, our 2014 marching band was awarded the SUDLER SHIELD, an international award sponsored by the John Philip Sousa Foundation.   Two Texas bands (Claudia Taylor Johnson and Round Rock) and our good friends from Dobyns-Bennett in Kingsport recieved this prestigious award as well.  At our Spring Concert on May 3, Professor W. Dale Warren, Chair of the Sudler Shield committee will be on campus to make the official presentation.  Mark your calendars!

Congrats to our students, parents, and staff on a great marching season!