Director's Corner

Band Director Letter



The Nation Ford Band had a fantastic performance this past Saturday at the BandBEAT competition at District 3 Stadium in Rock Hill. The band won Best Visual Performance and finished in 2nd Place overall. On behalf of the Nation Ford directors, staff, & students, we want to extend a warm and well deserved congratulations to the Catawba Ridge Band for their 1st Place finish at BandBEAT! We wish them the best of luck through the remainder of their 2021 season.


This Friday (Oct. 15) the Nation Ford Band will be traveling to Jacksonville, AL to compete at the Bands of America Regional Competition on Saturday, October 16th.


Ray Linkous

Director of Bands

Nation Ford High School



"Tailgate" Get Together before football game


Who: All band families

When: Fridays before home games

Where: On grass, outside of chorus room (next to band room) at NFHS

Why: Enjoy each other's company & photo opportunity

What to bring: chair and drink of choice (no alcohol please)


The band will be sitting at the furthest set of bleachers on the Home side of the field. Many parents will sit in the bleachers next to where the band sits after pre-game show. Fair warning, it is where the student section starts as well and they can get pretty rowdy!


RE: Tickets for game and to see the band


You will need to purchase a ticket to the game in order to watch the band perform at the football game. You must purchase online ( Historically, students can buy tickets at lunch for a discounted rate. Online there are season passes or per game. Purchase the tickets on the "HOME" side of the stadium. The band does not sell them, rather the Athletic Association sells the tickets. Tickets cannot be traded, bought, or sold on our page.


Hope to see you on Friday night!