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Band Program Leadership
Mrs Mowry earned her Associate of Arts from Daytona State College and her Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Central Florida. Her internship was with one of the top bands in the state at Timber Creek High School where she worked with both the freshman band and the jazz band. Before coming to Trinity, she worked as the elementary music teacher at Middleburg Elementary School. She completed the Orff-Schulwerk Level 1 training at FSU in July 2018. Mackenzie is excited to join the TCA team and continue her professional growth. She also plays clarinet in the prestigious First Coast Wind Ensemble. Her goals are to create lifelong musicians and point students to God through excellent music education. She is passionate about music and has experience performing on clarinet, oboe, flute, saxophone, and piano. Some of her hobbies include hiking, horseback riding, learning new instruments, and reading. She is married to her middle school sweetheart, Luke. They live in Jacksonville along with their two cats, Buddy and Nabisco.
After completing 47 years as the full time band director at Trinity Christian Academy Mr. Cordell semi- retired in 2021 and has taken the position of assistant director and director emeritus. He has also taught at Bob Jones Academy in Greenville, South Carolina and Athens Christian School in Athens, Georgia. Mr. Cordell holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Bob Jones University and a masters in Music Education from The University of Georgia. He is a member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Florida Music Educators Association (FMEA) and the Florida Band Director’s Association (FBA). Mr. Cordell is also actively involved in the music ministry at Trinity Baptist Church in Jacksonville where he plays in the church orchestra and leads the singing in his Sunday school class. Mr. Cordell is married to his wife Joan who teaches piano lessons at Trinity. They have three children and four grandchildren. Mr. Cordell was recognized in the School Band and Orchestra magazine as one of the top 50 directors making a difference in 2018.
Clayton Barnett is graduate of Trinity Christian Academy and a former member of the marching and symphonic band. He is an accomplished drummer on battery percussion and drum set and also sings and plays guitar. He currently is the worship leader for the youth group at Trinity Baptist Church.
Miss Tidmore is from a very successful program in Fort Mill, SC, and she is a student at Trinity Baptist College.