Accolades

1937-1950s

Few records exist of the early band program as Franklin High School burned in 1955.

1960s-1970s

Middle Tennessee State University “Contest of Champions”

  • Finalist: 1976, 1977, 1979

Notable Performances

  • Appearance in the movie Nashville: 1975

1980s

Middle Tennessee State University “Contest of Champions”

  • Finalist: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989
  • Reserve Grand Champion: 1980 and 1981
  • Tennessee Governor’s Cup and State Marching Band Champions: 1980 and 1981

Notable Performances

  • Orange Bowl Parade: 1980, 1983, 1986
    1980:  1st Place in Field Show Competition
    1983:  2nd Place in Field Show Competition
  • Citrus Bowl Festival: 1986
  • Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: 1989

1990s

Middle Tennessee State University “Contest of Champions”

  • Finalist: 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996

Notable Performances

  • Louis St. Patrick’s Day Parade: 1990, 1993, 1994
  • Orange Bowl Parade: 1991
  • Miami King Orange Jamboree Parade: 1992
  • Tournament of Roses Parade: 1996
  • Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade (lead band): 1998

2000s

Middle Tennessee State University “Contest of Champions”

  • Finalist: 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009

Bands of America Regional Championships

  • St. Louis Super Regional Participant: 2008
  • Indianapolis Regional Participant:  2009

Middle Tennessee School Band & Orchestra Association Concert and Sight Reading Festival

  • Superior Ratings in Concert Performance: 2008, 2009

Notable Performances

  • Appearance in the music video for Madonna’s American Pie: 2000
  • Hollywood Christmas Parade: 2000, 2005
  • Mazda Tangerine Bowl: 2003
  • Disney World Magic Music Days: 2008

Awards

  • Tennessee Bandmasters Association Sweepstakes Award: 2007-2008, 2008-2009

2010s

Middle Tennessee State University “Contest of Champions”

  • Finalist: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018
  • Reserve Grand Champion: 2010
  • Honorable Mention: 2011
  • Grand Champion: 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018
  • Tennessee Governor’s Cup and State Marching Band Champions: 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018

Bands of America Championships

  • Louisville Regional:  2010
    Division I Rating
    Outstanding Music Class AAA
    3rd Place Class AAA in Preliminary Competition
    6th Place in Finals
  • Jacksonville Regional:  2011
    Division I Rating
    Outstanding General Effect Class AAA
    1st Place Class AAA in Preliminary Competition
    3rd Place in Finals
  • Grand Nationals:  2011
    Division I Rating
    44th Place Overall
  • Jacksonville Regional: 2012
    Division I Rating
    2nd Place Class AAA in Preliminary Competition
    Outstanding Music Award in Finals
    Outstanding General Effect Award in Finals
    1st Place in Finals and Regional Champion
  • Grand Nationals:  2012
    Division I Rating
    Semi Finalist
    2nd Place in Class AAA
    24th Place Overall
  • Powder Springs Regional: 2013
    Division I Rating
    2nd Place Class AAA in Preliminary Competition
    Outstanding Music Award in Finals
    Outstanding Visual Award in Finals
    1st Place in Finals and Regional Champion
  • Grand Nationals:  2013
    Division I Rating
    Semi Finalist
    2nd Place in Class AAA
    15th Place Overall
  • Louisville Regional:  2014
    Division I Rating
    2nd Place Class AAA in Preliminary Competition
    Outstanding Visual Award in Finals
    2nd Place in Finals
  • Indianapolis Super Regional:  2014
    Division I Rating
    Outstanding Music and General Effect Class AAA
    1st Place Class AAA in Preliminary Competition
    5th Place in Finals
  • Grand Nationals:  2014
    Division I Rating
    Semi Finalist
    21st Place Overall
  • Clarksville Regional:  2015
    Division I Rating
    1st Place Class AAA in Preliminary Competition
    Outstanding Visual Award in Prelims
    3rd Place in Finals
  • Indianapolis Super Regional:  2015
    Division I Rating
    Outstanding Music and General Effect Class AAA
    1st Place Class AAA in Preliminary Competition
    11th Place in Finals
  • Grand Nationals:  2015
    Division I Rating
    Semi Finalist
    2nd Place in Class AAA
    13th Place Overall
  • Clarksville Regional:  2016
    Division I Rating
    2nd Place Class AAA in Preliminary Competition
    2nd Place in Finals
  • Atlanta Super Regional:  2016
    Division I Rating
    Outstanding Music and General Effect Class AAA
    3rd Place Class AAA in Preliminary Competition
    11th Place in Finals
  • Grand Nationals:  2016
    Division I Rating
    Semi Finalist
    17th Place Overall
  • Clarksville Regional:  2017
    Division I Rating
    2nd Place Class AAA in Preliminary Competition
    2nd Place in Finals
  • Grand Nationals:  2017
    Division I Rating
    Semi Finalist
    27th Place Overall
  • Clarksville Regional:  2018
    Division I Rating
    2nd Place Class AAA in Preliminary Competition
    Outstanding Visual Award
    2nd Place in Finals
    Outstanding Visual Award
  • Grand Nationals:  2018
    Division I Rating
    Semi Finalist
    3rd Place Class AAA
    17th Place Overall

Middle Tennessee School Band & Orchestra Association Concert and Sight Reading Festival

  • Superior Ratings: 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014

Notable Performances

  • Wind Ensemble-Tennessee Music Education Association State Concert Festival: 2012, 2013, 2015
  • Wind Ensemble-Tennessee Bandmasters Association Hall of Fame Concert: 2012, 2017
  • Wind Ensemble-Music For All National Concert Festival: 2013
  • Percussion Ensemble-Music for All National Percussion Festival: 2013, 2017
  • Percussion Ensemble-Tennessee Music Education Association Conference Performance: 2014, 2017
  • Appearance in the Movie The Secret Handshake: 2014
  • Chamber Winds-Music for All National Chamber Music Festival: 2015, 2017, 2019

Awards

  • Director David Aydelott named one of 50 Directors Who Make a Difference by School Band and Orchestra Magazine: 2010
  • Volunteer Charlie Broach named Patrick John Hughes Parent/Booster Award winner by Music For All: 2010
  • Director David Aydelott named Franklin High School Teacher of the year: 2011-2012 school year
  • Director David Aydelott receives the Citation of Excellence from the National Band Association: 2010
  • Director David Aydelott and Assistant Marching Band Director Michael Holland receive the Certificate of Merit from the National Band Association: 2011, 2012
  • Director David Aydelott presented as a John Philip Sousa Foundation Laureate of the Bandworld “Legion of Honor”: 2014
  • Franklin Marching Band receives the Sudler Shield, sponsored by the John Philip Sousa Foundation: 2014
  • Director David Aydelott inducted into Middle Tennessee State University Band Hall of Fame: 2015
  • Assistant Director Jacob Campos recognized as a Country Music Association (CMA) Foundation Teacher of Excellence: 2018