Dobyns-Bennett High School Alumni Association

The Dobyns-Bennett Band is thrilled to host an Alumni Marching Band again. If you ever played an instrument, spun a flag, or beat a drum for the D-B Band, you’re invited! This year’s Alumni Band is sponsored by Natalie Wells, Managing Principal and Senior Financial Advisor of Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network.

Alumni Band will occur on Friday, September 29th during pregame of the D-B v. Elizabethton game. There is a registration fee of $20 and includes a reception, entrance to the game and a t-shirt.

Lafe Cook, Director of Bands shared, “I’m excited to see alumni. It’s always good to hear what alumni are doing now and celebrate our tradition of excellence, which has excited for almost 100 years. I hope alumni that don't play anymore will consider attending. I’d love to see the field completely filled during pregame!”

If alumni would like to participate and play an instrument, but no longer have one, the band can provide one. Just be sure to check the box on the registration form, and directors will reach out. If you’re already registered, please visit to download your pre-game materials.

To guarantee the band will have your shirt size, please RSVP by Friday, September 15th. Event day registrations will be available, but the band can not guarantee a shirt.

Event Details:

Thursday, Sept 28 – T-shirt pickup at the band room, 8am – 7pm (or Friday at check-in)

Friday, Sept 29

4:00 - 5:30pm - Reception at the IMB
5:45 - 6:15pm - Warmup and Pregame run-through
6:15pm - March into stadium
6:32pm - War Hoop, Rocky Top, National Anthem, School Song
Enjoy the game (and of course, halftime!) 


For more information, please contact Heather Cook at [email protected].

about us

The Dobyns-Bennett High School Alumni Association seeks to unite high school alumni and to keep them informed of community and school news. Great things are in store for Dobyns-Bennett High School in the coming years and you have an open door to be a part of it.

"Past and Present, Working Together for the Future."

The Dobyns-Bennett Alumni Association is an organization of several hundred members led by a 12 member Board of Directors. This alumni chapter is one of the first alumni groups to be established in the state of Tennessee.


Support Dobyns-Bennett High School so the various activities of their environment in which the school functions, will be improved and to keep our thousands of graduates engaged in those activities.


Stir up that school spirit and let’s show just how big and effective we can make this Alumni Association! With your help we can help accomplish bigger things for “dear ole” Dobyns-Bennett High School.

Lifetime Membership is a suggested minimum $25 contribution. Download your Dobyns-Bennett High School Alumni Lifetime Membership Application below.
Once you have completed your D-B Alumni Lifetime Membership application, you may either send a check/money order to the address provided in the application or pal via PayPal below. We greatly appreciate your suggested minimum $25 contribution.



During the many years of existence of Dobyns-Bennett the school has graduated many students who continued their growth to extremely high levels of achievement and have made major contributions to society. To recognize and honor such accomplishments and contributions, in 2009 we established the first Dobyns-Bennett Alumni Association Hall of Fame and inducted the first five members.
The accomplishments of those in the Hall of Fame are very impressive and I urge you to learn about these incredible men and women from Kingsport.
Visit the Hall of Fame webpage for more information regarding the Dobyns-Bennett High School Alumni Hall of Fame nomination process.

school song

Hurrah for dear old Dobyns-Bennett
Long may she be
Best high school to be found
O'er land or across they sea.
Nevermore shall we be parted
'Till school days are o'er.

Hurrah for dear old Dobyns-Bennett
And shout (once/no) more.
Contact Us!
Dobyns-Bennett High School Alumni Association
One Indian Court
P.O. Box 3337
Kingsport, TN 37664