Lassiter Trojan Band Major Events

About Lassiter High School Bands
Director of Bands | Alfred Watkins

The Lassiter Marching Trojan Band has won Championships Awards in 106 of 112 contest entered, earning Best Music Awards in over 100 of those contests. The Trojan Band won the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP at the 1998 and 2002 Bands of America (BOA) Grand National Championships. They have also won BOA Regional Championships in 1995, 1997, 1998 (twice), 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007 and 2009. The marching band has participated in the 1986 and 1996 Orange Bowl Parade, 1997 Citrus Bowl Parade, 1999, 2004 and 2010 Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the 1988, 2001 and 2005 Tournament of Roses Parade.

In 1999, the Marching Trojan Band received the John Philip Sousa Foundation’s Sudler Shield, recognizing outstanding high school marching bands in America. Coupled with earning the Sudler Flag, the Lassiter Band is one of only 14 high school bands in America to have earned both high school Sudler awards. They have been invited to participate in the 124th Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade, January 1, 2013. 

MARCHING “TROJAN” BAND  

Major Performances 

(1982-2013)

  • 1981 Lassiter High School – Year 1 

  • 1982 Inaugural Varsity Football Game of Lassiter High School  

  • 1984 Performance at World’s Fair, New Orleans, LA 

  • 1984 Performance for President Ronald Reagan, Atlanta, GA 

  • 1986 King Orange Bowl Parade, Miami, FL 

  • 1986 Lead ensemble in “The Leader of the Band,” full- 

  •  length motion picture starring Steve Landesburg 

  • 1986 Performance at Coca-Cola Centennial Celebration, GA 

  • 1888 Bands of America Regional Finalist, Hattiesburg, MS  

  • 1988 99th Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade, CA 

  • 1990 Bands of America Grand National Finalist, IN 

  • 1991 Junior Orange Bowl, Blockbuster Bowl Parade, Miami, FL 

  • 1992 Bands of America Regional Finalist, Hattiesburg, MS 

  • 1994 Bands of America Grand National Finalist, IN  

  • 1995 Bands of America Regional Champions, Johnson City, TN 

  • 1996 King Orange Bowl Parade, Miami, FL 

  • 1996 Bands of America Regional, Comments Only 

  • 1997 Florida Citrus Bowl Parade, Orlando, FL 

  • 1997 Bands of America Regional Champions, Atlanta, GA 

  • 1998 Bands of America Regional Champions, Atlanta, GA 

  • 1998 Bands of America Regional Champions, Johnson City, TN 

  • 1998 Band of America Grand National Champions, IN 

  • 1998 Received the Sudler Shield for Marching Band 

  • 1999 Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade, NYC 

  • 2000 Bands of America Regional Finalist, Atlanta, GA 

  • 2001 112th Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade, CA 

  • 2001 Bands of America Regional Champions, Morganton, WV 

  • 2002 Bands of America Regional Champions, Atlanta, GA 

  • 2002 Band of America Grand National Champions, IN 

  • 2004 Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade, NYC 

  • 2005 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade, CA 

  • 2007 Bands of America Regional Champions, Tampa, FL 

  • 2006 Bands of America Regional Finalist, St. Louis, MO 

  • 2007 Bands of America Regional Champions, Hofstra, NY 

  • 2009 Bands of America Regional Champions, West Chester, PA 

  • 2009 Band Performs at Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii 

  • 2010 Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade, NYC 

  • 2013 120th Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade, CA