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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.


CAR WASH SATURDAY 10:00 - 11:00

Students have been given information about the most amazing car wash they will ever go to.   It will be at the Speedway gas station on Ramona.  They should be getting sponsors to pay them to wash cars and a prize will be  given to the student in each band with the most sponsors.  There will be a drawing too for sponsors and a prize.  The more $2 donations they make the higher their probability of winning the drawing.  Click HERE for details.  Everyone is invited to help wash cars.  Walk-ins can make a donation to the band.

FACCS REPORT

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

SUPERIOR RATING AT FBA! 

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 forms and money now due.

Dear parents,

Many students have not yet paid for our band competition and fun day at Wild Adventures on April 25.  We need these forms and money in so that we can submit our final numbers and purchase the tickets.  Please turn everything in the Monday after spring break.  Everything was due on March 9.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES
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 12 - Spring Band Concert
* May ?? - Awards Banquet
* May 28 - Graduation  and Baccalaureate (Symphonic Band plays)


MULCH MADNESS

Thank you to all who helped with the mulch sale.  We were able to raise over $800 to help students with the Nashville trip.  The updated balance sheet will be coming soon.

CANDY SALE IS OVER!

Please return money for all candy taken out on Tuesday, February 17.  Click HERE to see what your balance on candy is.  If you have unsold candy please pay us for the unsold candy and then pay yourself back as you are able to sell it.  We cannot return any opened boxes to the candy company.


SPRING TOUR INFORMATION
April 15-18, 2015 
Nashville, Tennessee


$575 total payment should now be paid .  Click HERE to  see your final balance as of March 22.  Pay the amount in the right hand column.  If there is a minus sign next to your name then you have money coming back.   The student will receive back any extra money to use on the trip to help with meals after the trip fee for the student and parent(s) is paid.   Final rooming list is below.
 

UPDATED ITINERARY !!!!!  Click HERE to print one out.

A tour company agreement form was handed out and should be returned right away.  All students and parents should have paid the entire amount of $575 by this point.  Performances are planned at Nashville Rescue Mission evening chapel service and at the Grand Ole Opry. 

Click HERE for information and click itinerary HERE for the itinerary.  Click HERE for a description of many of the sites in Nashville.  Click HERE for the tour company agreement form (required by the tour company.  Click HERE for the rooming list. 

Click HERE to go to the latest payment spreadsheet.  PLEASE contact me if you see an error (in your  favor or mine).  It's OK to pay off the trip now. 

PARENTS:  Please call Lisa Johnson at 596- 2441 to make sure that you are update with background information for the trip.  This is required of chaperones.

Spring Tour Payment Schedule

Oct 6 - $50, permission slip, and health form due


November 3  - $100


December 1 - $100


January 5 - $100


                                  February 2 - $100                                   


March 2 - $125



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.  Click on the appropriate link.

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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