One GINORMOUS band event

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Austin Peay State University band to play with RCHS

By Cindy Simpson

Roane County High School fans will get more than a high school band performance at Friday’s football game against Grace Christian.
Austin Peay State University, which is playing against the University of Tennessee Volunteers in Knoxville on Saturday,  will be performing at the Kingston school’s half-time show Friday.
The two bands will join on a couple of songs, including “America the Beautiful.”
“You don’t normally get a college band to play at a high school game with you. He reached out because they are going to be at the UT game on Saturday,” said RCHS band director Zach Williamson.
Williamson said Austin Peay wanted to stay somewhere outside of Knoxville, and Roane County was the perfect fit.
Austin Peay will be practicing its half time performance one more time Saturday at 11 a.m. at Roane County High School’s field before heading to Knoxville.
Roane County High School alumna Shelley Renee Starkey, now at Austin Peay, will get to play with her brother Sam at Roane County High.
Roane County High School’s half-time show this year features the music of “Fiddler on the Roof.”