Elizabethton breaks ground on new music and classroom additions

ELIZABETHTON, TN (WJHL) – The sounds of a state champion high school marching band will soon echo through new halls.

Shovels lifting dirt was music to the ears of the Elizabethton High School music department Friday morning, as the school broke ground on a new, state-of-the-art band room.

The $1.8 million project is part of renovations approved by the school board last year, along with a new football stadium.

Director of Schools, Dr. Corey  Gardenhour, says it will be a facility fit for the Marching Cyclones, who have won three state championships since 2010.

“We do have a very successful band program,” said Gardenhour, “we’re very proud of it, and what we’re hoping to do is attract more students into it.”

The project also includes four new academic classrooms to be built at the school. Construction is expected to be completed later this year.

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