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2017 Conquerors Marching Band

2017-18  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.

Band Booster Meeting December 5, Tuesday at 7:00pm
Christmas Concert December 14 at 7:00pm

State Band Competition November 18
1A prelims 2nd place, 1A finals 3rd place
Victorious celebration following prelims

Band receiving finalist poster and trophy at the Olympic retreat in the Tropicana Dome

Congratulations to the Conquerors Marching Band for two outstanding performances Saturday at the State FMBC state competition.  The state semi-finals were  held at Boca Ceiga High School in Gulfport, FL   The band received a score of 76.85 during prelims which was 2nd place overall out of the 17 bands in their class and qualified them for finals.   The band then moved on to the Tropicana Dome in St. Pete as one of the five finalist bands in class 1A.    The band had another good performance and played and marched  with a moving and crowd pleasing presentation of "West Side Story".  Following our performance we watched some of the best larger bands in the state and then participated in a 25 band full Olympic retreat.   At the awards presentation the band received a score of 75.45 and 4th place in the finals in class 1A.  We later found out however that due to a rule violation by Clearwater HS we have moved to 3rd and Clearwater moved down to 4th.    I am very proud of the band for their hard work this year and excellent performances.  Thank God for helping all of our students to be healthy enough to march and we had a full band for both events on Saturday.   Thank you parents for being such a wonderful set up crew for the props and pit.  This is the first visit to finals since 2005.  Complete recaps are on the FMBC website in all classes.

Spring Tour Update - 2nd Payment of $125 Due December 4

The  exciting tour of Washington D.C. is scheduled for April 25-29.  Click HERE to see the preliminary itinerary.    The next payment of $125 is due December 4.   We are proceeding ahead with reservations based on our current sign ups.  We will announce the final cost once all expenses have been carefully calculated.   We fully expect that the cost will go down and that we will be able to include meals in the plan.     Make sure that if you have signed up that you can make ON TIME PAYMENTS.  This is crucial to making our deposit commitments. 

Click HERE for the what you have earned toward the trip as of December 4.  The final cost of the trip will be announced soon.

Band Performing in Washington in 1994 at the foot of the US Capital steps

2017-18 Schedule (November 4 update)

Parents and Students,

Below is the band schedule for 2017-18 as of June 28.  Any changes will be communicated to you as soon as possible.  Click HERE for a downloadable copy.


2017-18 Band Schedule (July 28 update)

July 6,13,July 11,18,25 – Tuesday night practices

July 31 – Aug 11- Marching Band Camp

Aug. 25 -  Cocoa home 7:30 - Lost

Sept. 1 -  Ribault away 7:00 - Won

Sept.8 - Terry Parker away 7:00 -  Game cancelled

Sept. 15 -  Bolles home 7:30

Sept. 22 -  Palm Beach Lakes homecoming 7:30 

Sept. 29  -  Columbia away  7:00

Sept. 30 – JU Band Day (voluntary)

Oct . 13 -  Westside away 7:00

October 14 -  Fleming Island Competition

Oct. 20 -  Ponte Vedra home 7:30

Oct. 27 -  Bishop Kenny home 7:30 Junior High Night

October 28 -  Jacksonville University Competition

November 4 – FBA District Competition

November 10, 17, 24, Dec 1 – Possible playoff games

November 18 – FMBC State Contest (Tampa) - overnight

December 8 – Possible state football championship

December 14 – Christmas Concert (Band and VIP)

February 17 – FBA Solo and Ensemble Festival

March 3 – FBA Concert Festival

March 9 – Senior High FACCS   (Symphonic Band)                                 

April 25-29 – Spring Trip Washington DC 

April 20 – Junior FACCS at First Coast High School (Concert and Int. Band)

April 21 – Concert Band trip (Wild Adventures)

May 8 – Spring Band Concert

May 10-11 – Junior Fine Arts State (solos) – Lakeland

May 25 – High School Graduation

*Bold lettering indicates that this even involves a Saturday or Sunday

2017-18 Travel Permission Form

All students who will be riding a band bus on any event MUST have a permission slip and health form on file.  Download it HERE and turn it in when school starts.

Upgrade That Instrument for Christmas

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.

Handbooks are in the section to the left. 


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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