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.
VERY IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS
To all students and parents,
Our competitions and trips are coming up soon. Please make sure that you make arrangements to meet these required performances.
March 5 - FBA Concert Festival. Meet at 12:45 and leave at 1:15. The band plays at 3:00 at Mandarin High School
March 11 - FACCS State Fine Arts Competition. Time TBA. All ensembles and the band will perform.
March 12 - Mulch sale
April 15-16 - Spring tour to Atlanta
April 18,19, or 20 - State Band Festival at Palm Coast (tent)
April 23 - Junior FACCS at FCCS
April 30 - Concert band trip to Wild Adventures Music Classic
May 10 - Spring Band Concert
May 14 - Band Banquet
Special spring camps and tryouts - Ending time may vary but no later than 5:00pm
Leadership class April 11-13, 18-20 3:15 - 5:00
Marching percussion tryouts April 25-29 3:30 - 5:00
Color Guard tryouts April 11 - 22
Marching band tryouts for new folks May 2-5 3:15 - 5:00
Band Banquet - May 14
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.
Several have asked about the summer schedule. Here it is to the best of our knowledge. More information coming soon.
Tuesday night practices May 31, June 7, June 28, July 19, 26
Summer Band Camp - August 1 - 5 from 8:00 - 12:00;
August 8-9 from 5:30 - 9:00
August 10 from 8:00 - 12:00
August 12 from 5:30 - 8:30
Band Schedule 2015-16
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.