The First Academy Band Program

The First Academy offers a comprehensive band program for students in sixth through twelfth grade. Our goal is to train young men and women to become proficient on a band instrument and use their talent to glorify God. The band program is structured to prepare students for lifelong musical enjoyment.

The First Academy offers a comprehensive band program for students in sixth through twelfth grade. Our goal is to train young men and women to become proficient on a band instrument and use their talent to glorify God. The band program is structured to prepare students for lifelong musical enjoyment.

Beginning & Intermediate Band

With the help of the band director, sixth through eighth grade students begin by selecting an instrument in Beginning Band. Once that decision has been made, each student will secure an instrument (usually through a rental or the school) to begin learning to play. No prior instrumental experience is necessary, only an interest in playing in band.

With at least one year of experience, seventh and eighth grade students may participate in the intermediate band. Visit the Middle School Band page learn more information about the Beginning or Intermediate Band.

Royal Marching & Concert Band

The Royal Marching and Concert Band is the premier instrumental organization at The First Academy. The ensemble is open to students in seventh to twelfth grade, who are able to meet the minimum performance requirements. The students in this group range from those who just love to be in band to serious music students who are considering pursuing music in college. The curriculum is a blend of technical and expressive development along with music theory, composition, and music technology projects.

From August through November, the Royal Marching Band performs at all home varsity football games and normally travels to one or two away games each year. The marching band competes in one to three local Marching Band Festivals and participates in the Annual Downtown Orlando Veterans Day Parade.

After Marching Season, the Royal Concert Band performs at the All School Christmas Program in December. In the spring semester, the concert band participates in the Florida Bandmasters Association Concert Music Performance Assessment and Solo and Ensemble. In addition to these events, students have the opportunity to perform in one of the FMEA All-State bands, Central Florida Private School Honor Band, and the Festival of Winds at the University of South Florida.

Biannually, the Royal Concert Band travels on a Spring Performance Trip. Some of our past destinations have been Chicago, Atlanta, Memphis, and New Orleans.

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