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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
Final Payment Due March 6

Dear parents and students,

You should have paid $225 by February 13.  Please check the spreadsheet and make the February payment so that we can proceed ahead with the trip.  The final payment is due March 6.  Once we get a rooming list I can give everyone exactly what they owe.   Adults staying 2 to a room will pay $350 each. 

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. 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.   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.




 Mulch Madness

Click HERE to get the Mulch Madness order forms.  Earn money for the Disney trip.



Solo and Ensemble Report
FBA District Festival and FACCS

Congratulations to our 5 soloists who received SUPERIOR ratings on Saturday at the FBA District solo and ensemble MPA.  Receiving a superior rating were Valentina Costello, Montana Crist, Candace Vonderau, Samantha Sermons, and Zack Barfield.  Each student received a short "mini-lesson" following the performance and got some great tips.  Medals will be given out at our band banquet. 

Only a few days remain before we begin our concert competition events.  Saturday, March 4 at 9:30 we perform at Mandarin High School  We will load up at 7:15 and leave at 7:45.  Warm up is at 8:30.  Part of our evaluation will be sight-reading.  Click HERE to read up on what you should be preparing for to be successful at sight-reading and then practice sight-reading some on your own every day.  Learning to count the rhythms is very crucial to keeping your place. 

On Friday March 10 we will be competing in the state FACCS competition here at Trinity.  The performance time has not been set yet but it is in the afternoon.  Solo and ensembles will perform in the morning.  Stay tuned.   



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 (December 16 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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