2014-15 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 it 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.


The Symphonic Band received a superior rating and won the State FACCS band competition held on the campus at Trinity on March 13. The band had the overall high score in the band/orchestra division and also received 1st place in the AA class.  In a very close contest the String Orchestra from Morningside was 2nd overall and first in class A. Also placing were the following:

Melody Baltz - 3rd place in varsity division of brass solo
Samantha Sermons - first place in JV division of woodwind solo
Clarinet Trip - 2nd place in small instrumental group
Saxophone Quartet - 3rd place in small instrumental group
TCA Brass Band - 1st place in large instrumental group
TCA Symphonic Band - 1st in class and 1st overall


Congratulations to the Symphonic Band for receiving a superior rating from all judges at the FBA District 17 Concert Festival on Saturday. Thanks to all the students for being faithful and the parents who helped out and drove the bus and trailer. You can view the results for all the bands by clicking HERE.

Wild Adventures Music Classic, Junior FACCS, IMAX

Dear parents,

Our two big competitions with the younger bands is almost here.  Junior FACCS is April 24 and Wild Adventures is April 25.  A detailed itinerary will be given out soon and posted here.  The IMAX trip for calendar winners is May 21.  All students who sold 5 calendars or an ad can go.  The cost is $5 to cover the ticket except for the class winner who goes free.  IMAX permission slips will be given out this week.


Tryouts for marching band, drum line, and guard will be in late April and early May.  Check back soon for the exact schedule.  Summer schedule and fall performance schedule will be coming out soon as well.

Click HERE for a printable copy

* Friday March 13 - FACCS State Fine Arts Competition.  TBA time at Trinity.
* Saturday March 14 - Mulch Madness deliveries
* April 15-18 - Nashville performing tour (Nashville Rescue Mission, Ryman Auditorium, Grand Ole Opry)
* April 22 - State FBA concert festival, Daytona Beach  - NOT ATTENDING THIS YEAR
* April 24 - Jn FACCS (beginning, concert, intermediate).  Times and place TBA.
* April 25 - Wild Adventures Classic (concert, intermediate)
* May 1 - Color guard showcase and promotion in the gym 5:30
* May 4-8 - Color guard tryouts
* May 12 - Spring Band Concert
* May 15 - Awards Banquet  (tickets go on sale soon - $15 for parents and siblings)
* May 28 - Graduation  and Baccalaureate (Symphonic Band plays)

Performances at the Nashville Rescue Mission and Grand Ole Opry  headline a worldwind tour of
Music City , USA. 
April 15-18, 2015 
Nashville, Tennessee

Band at the Nashville Rescue Mission

Band performing in the Grand Ole Opry plaza before the show

The band and choir tour to Nashville was awesome.  God blessed with good weather and a great trip.  The band  and choir played at the Nashville Rescue Mission and were a blessing to over 400 men at their evening chapel service.  The choir sang at the Ryman Auditorium for the tour group that was there.  They also sung during the General Jackson Showboat cruise to a very enthusiastic crowd of onlookers.  The band played before the show at the Grand Ole Opry while folks were arriving for the show.  In addition to the performances we visited RCA Studio B (where Elvis Pressley recorded most of his albums),  President Jackson's home called the Hermitage,  the Parthenon, and the Country Music Hall of Fame.  We also took the backstage tour of the Opry and saw many of the dressing rooms and we were able to actually walk on the stage to imagine what it must be like to sing for over 4000 people in a concert.   What is neat about the tour is that almost every stop was about music.  I think the students got a greater understanding of what goes into the  professional music business and we saw some awesome display of talent on both instruments and vocals.  This was an educational trip in many respects with a lot of history of the country music field as well as a good study of the life of Andrew Jackson.  We were also able to see the remarkable recovery of the city after the devastating flood of 2010 as well.  Thank you to the administration for letting the students out of class and assisting with the bus, to all of the parents who helped supervise the students, and to all of the students who helped us perform and represent our school. 

Nashville Itinerary .

Click HERE  for an exciting documentary of the city sites and history to help you relive the trip.


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 on the appropriate link.


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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