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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.


Summer Band Information
Click on the form to make a printable copy.


Filling the stadiums of Florida with the
The Conquerors Marching Band will help celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the one of America's most beloved movies with an exciting field show this fall.  Contact Mr. Cordell if you would like to try out for a position in the production.  Click HERE to hear the music. 


UPDATED SCHEDULE AS OF 5/30/15  SYMPHONIC/MARCHING BAND PERFORMING SCHEDULE FOR 2015-16

We have made a change in the Tuesday night schedule to avoid conflicts with the Trinity teen camp.  Also percussion practice will start at 6:00 this summer instead of 5:00.  This should allow more people to actually be at the rehearsal on time. Check back often for additional updates. 




WOW! WHAT A TRIP TO NASHVILLE.
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. 


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.