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2015 Trinity Christian Academy Marching 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.

Get ready for the BIG stage
Trinity stomps Tampa Catholic.  State football championship on Saturday at 1:00pm.

The band will be playing for the FHSAA state football championship game in the Citrus Bowl in Orlando on Saturday, December 5, at 1:00.  We will be playing in the stands as well as doing the show at halftime.  The schedule for this week will be practice on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday until 4:30 to get ready for the big game.  Schedule for Saturday will be as follows:


Saturday, December 5

(Schedule subject to change as the circumstances warrant)


7:15 – Assemble and load bus and trailer at Trinity

8:00 – Leave for Orlando, lunch on route

11:45 – Arrive at Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium - 1 Citrus Bowl Place, Orlando, FL 32805 -

             Change and march into the stadium.

1:00 – State championship game

4:30 – Change.  Leave for Jacksonville. Supper on route at TBA restaurant. 

8:30 – Arrive back at Trinity


Students are to wear the band T-shirt under the bibbers and bring a change of clothes for after the game (if other than what you wore down).  We will be putting out a bus list during the week similar to the list for the state marching band trip.  Please let me know if you want to ride the bus but don’t plan on it until we make up a list.  This will be based on officers first and helpers with the pit and uniforms second.  Admission to the state game is $12 and parking is $10.  All students are expected to attend the state championship performance.  This is a BIG deal on a BIG stage and on television. 


Mr. Cordell

Christmas Spectacular on December 10

The annual fine arts Christmas concert will be on Thursday, December 10 at 7:00 pm.  Regular concert outfits will be required.  Students should be practicing their individual parts and be prepared.

Best in Class at JU

Congratulations to the Conquerors Marching Band for a great performance on Saturday at the Northeast Florida Marching Championship held on the campus of Jacksonville University.  The Trinity Marching Band won first place in music, general effect, visual, percussion, guard, and overall band score in class A.  Elizabeth Lewis received a rating of Distinguished and best in class.  In the Green Division, which included all of the 1A, 2A, and 3A bands, we placed 5th in a tight race for 2nd place.  The next competition will be the Florida Bandmaster's Association District marching festival on November 7 at Fletcher High School.   Go to the FMBC website to look at all of the scores.

Nease Competition Results

Congratulations to the Conquerors Marching Band for a great victory on October 17 at the First Coast Marching Invitational held at Nease High School.  The Trinity Marching Band won first place in drum major, music, general effect, and visual, and overall band score in class A.  The band placed 6th in the finals competition held Saturday night with a superior rating in band, visual, drum major, color guard, and drum major. 

FBA District MPA Results

Complete MPA results are listed  HERE.

Congratulations to the Conquerors Marching Band for receiving a SUPERIOR rating in Band, Percussion, and Guard at the District 17 FBA Marching Performance Assessment.  I received many positive comments, not only from the judges, but also other band directors.  Thank you band for a very musical performance and your faithfulness (100% attendance and no holes).  Thank you parents for your great help.  We will take the judge's comments and continue to work on the music and marching that need to improve when we get back into a competitive event like state in two weeks.  Please be faithful to practices as we will be adding more visuals this week. 

FMBC State Competition
Please click HERE for complete competition results

Thank you to all students and parents for the great effort at the FMBC State Competition in Tampa on November 21, 2015.  The Lord blessed with a good trip and kept the rain away for most of the performances.  The Trinity band received 10th out of the 20 bands in the semi-finals with a strong superior rating and a score of 79.53.  Percussion was 3rd place overall with a score of 88 and the band was 4th overall in the music caption.   These scores represented a marked improvement not only from last year's score but also from our scores earlier in the season.  Thanks to everyone who helped make our year a fun and exciting adventure into the Sound of Music. 

Samantha Sermons performs in the Macy Day Parade

Samantha was accepted to be a part of the Macy's All American Band and performed in the lead band of the parade.  Congratulations!  Watch Samantha perform by clicking HERE and  scrolling to 38:28 on the time line.

Florida vs FSU
Two alumni (Sedona Huffty and Jocelin Smith) get together at the big game last Saturday.  Congratulations to our alumni who go on to use their skills in college bands.

Filling the stadiums of Florida with the

The Conquerors Marching Band has helped celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the one of America's most beloved movies with an exciting field show this fall based on "The Sound of Music".  We hope that you have enjoyed the production.

Band Schedule 2015-16


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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