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2016-17  Trinity Christian Academy Band

Welcome to the website of the Trinity Christian Band from Jacksonville, FL.   The site will be a link for all students and parents to stay informed about what is happening in the band at TCA.  It will give a place to look at the calendar, look at the handbooks, download forms and just have some fun with the pictures and fun stuff.





2017 Spring Trip April 28-29, 2017

Dear parents and students,

I appreciate all of our band students and wanted to find a replacement for Washington that could involve the entire band and be a musical as well as a fun filled experience.  Only about half the band was able to support the Washington trip and the cost was prohibitive to many.    The answer I believe is the Disney World Music Festival.  This event is held at Disney World and is an adjudicated band competition where we play for judges, get valuable feedback with a clinic, and receive individual and group awards.  We are a planning a Friday/Saturday trip during the same week. We expect every Symphonic student to work hard and attend this event so that we can have a viable, competitive band at the festival.    Students will have fundraisers in January and March to help pay for the trip.  We anticipate the cost before fundraising to be $325 for students 3 or 4 to a room and $350 for adults or adult and child 2 to a room.  This could vary some depending on the number of people going.  All students need to turn in the intent form by Dec 12 with a $25 deposit if you have not earned anything yet.  Click HERE for details on the Festival Disney trip and the sign up forms.  Click HERE to see what you have earned so far on the trip.




 State Football Championship
Saturday, December 10

The marching band will be returning to the state finals at the Camping World Stadium (formally Citrus Bowl) in Orlando on December 10.  We are scheduled to provide the halftime entertainment for this televised event.  Marching practices are tentatively scheduled for December 1, 6, and 7 until 4:30. All students are to meet at 5:15am and we will leave no later than 6:00am on December 10.  The game is at 10:00am in Orlando. 


FMBC State Marching Championship Report

Saturday the band competed in the state semi-finals at Newsome HS near Tampa.  The band played and marched well and received a score of 71.26 which is a SUPERIOR rating and ranked 14th out of the 19 bands in our class.  The scores where very close with only a .04 difference between 14th and 13th place.  Thank you students and parents for the great effort and your hard work through the year.  I hope it was FUN playing for thousands of people this year.  The process of striving for excellence and working together as a team is very valuable whether we win a particular contest or not.   Marching band is a great activity with many benefits beyond a trophy.  I hope that we don't lose sight of that.  We will be playing for the playoff games and plans are to play for the state football game at the Citrus Bowl on December 10.  All of the results  from Saturday are on the FMBC website.



UPGRADE THAT INSTRUMENT
At some point a student is limited by the quality of his instrument.  A new instrument or music supplies would be a great gift anytime. Also make sure that any upgrades are quality name brand instruments.  Cheap China, no-name imports, will not give you satisfactory results and are subject to numerous breakdowns and poor intonation.  Ask Mr Cordell for suggestions or check with our friends at Music and Arts.


BAND HANBOOKS  
Handbooks are in the section to the left. 

START YOUR MUSICAL JOURNEY

Click HERE to find some important resource material for beginning band students.  You'll find this helpful.


Overlapping sports policy
 
This is a reminder that sports  (including marching band) that have overlapping seasons have  a policy from the school that you cannot just drop one sport to go to another until the first sport is finished.  Students wanting to do soccer, baseball, basketball, etc. should work carefully with your coach to come on days we do not have band practice or performances.  Your first obligation is to the band as you are graded on this and many of you receive academic credit for it.  Of course even for the Christmas concert, spring concerts and contests students are expected to give band priority as you do receive academic credit for your performances. 



2016-17 Band Schedule (Nov 7 update)

UPGRADE THAT INSTRUMENT

At some point a student is limited by the quality of his instrument.  A new instrument or music supplies would be a great gift anytime. Also make sure that any upgrades are quality name brand instruments.  Cheap China, no-name imports, will not give you satisfactory results and are subject to numerous breakdowns and poor intonation.  Ask Mr Cordell for suggestions or check with our friends at Music and Arts.

BAND HANBOOKS
 
Handbooks are in the section to the left. 

START YOUR MUSICAL JOURNEY

Click HERE to find some important resource material for beginning band students.  You'll find this helpful.


Overlapping sports policy
 
This is a reminder that sports  (including marching band) that have overlapping seasons have  a policy from the school that you cannot just drop one sport to go to another until the first sport is finished.  Students wanting to do soccer, baseball, basketball, etc. should work carefully with your coach to come on days we do not have band practice or performances.  Your first obligation is to the band as you are graded on this and many of you receive academic credit for it.  Of course even for the Christmas concert, spring concerts and contests students are expected to give band priority as you do receive academic credit for your performances. 
 




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