2015-16 Trinity Christian Academy Symphonic 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.
Excellent Rating at FBA - 1st Place at FACCS
Sam Silver and Brady Beemer take 1st place in the woodwind and brass solos
In a split decision by the judges the Trinity Symphonic Band received an excellent rating at the FBA District 17 Music Performance Assessment on Saturday . The band received two excellent ratings and a superior for the stage performance and an excellent in sight-reading for an overall Excellent rating. The score was very close and one of the higher Excellent ratings of the day. I was very proud of the behavior of the band and the good impression that they made. The comments will be used to challenge all of us to work harder to prepare the music and perfect it better for upcoming competitions. We most likely will be playing the same selections for FACCS and the Southern Star Festival. Click HERE for complete competition results for District 17.
Congratulations to the Symphonic Band for winning 1st place at the 2016 state FACCS competition. The band received a score of 94.6. Also receiving a superior rating and 1st place finish was Brady Beemer in the brass solo division (on baritone) and Sam Silver in the woodwind division (on clarinet). I'm very proud of the hard work that these students put in to reach this high level of performance. Great job everyone.
Superior Rating and 1st Place in Atlanta
Congratulations to the Symphonic band for receiving a Gold Standard (superior) trophy and winning 1st place in the high school band division at the Southern Star Music Festival in Atlanta. I was very proud of the kids and the fine job that they did.
Summer Schedule and Camps
Click HERE for the summer band brochure which includes dates and a sign up form for the beginning band camp, summer lessons, and the marching band practices. Please sign and return ASAP.
We do not have an advanced band summer program (other than lessons or marching) but for those who would be interested Episcopal High School is having an excellent one week camp for all students entering the 6th grade on up. The camp includes private lessons as well as group playing on June 27-July 1. You get further information at www.montemusicservices.com.
Click HERE for a printable schedule of the Trinity band activities for the new year.
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.
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.