Band Program

Beginners Band

TCA offers band classes during the school day at the beginners level for grades 5.

Intermediate Band

TCA offers band classes during the school day at the intermediate level for grades 6.

Concert Band

TCA offers band classes during the school day at the intermediate level for middle school.

Symphonic Band

The Trinity Symphonic Band has consistently received superior or excellent ratings at the FBA concert festivals and over the last 25 years and has placed no lower than 2nd in the FACCS fine arts competition. They have gone on to place in the top three at the AACS National Competition on many occasions. Students also have the opportunity to participate in solo and ensemble events and various all-state and all-district honor bands. Each year the band goes on a spring trip and has given concerts in such venues as the Navy Pier and Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago, the Capital Steps and Old Post Office Pavilion in Washington, the Lincoln Center courtyard and Statue of Liberty in New York City, the Myerson Center in Dallas, TX, and the Grand Ole Opry stage in Nashville.

Marching Band

The Conquerors Marching Band is composed of members of the Symphonic and Concert Band and rehearses in the summer and after school during the fall. The Conquerors Marching Band regularly competes in both the Florida Marching Band Coalition (FMBC) competitions and Florida Bandmasters Association (FBA) Music Performance Assessments. They have received numerous awards at local competitions and placed as high as 2nd in the state marching tournament. Performing with the marching band is a color guard which performs and highlights the music through flags, rifles, and choreography.

Color Guard

Color Guard

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Band Program Leadership


Mackenzie Mowry

Band Director

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.


Max Cordell

Band Director Emeritus

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

Percussion Coach

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

Color Guard Coach

Miss Tidmore is from a very successful program in Fort Mill, SC, and she is a student at Trinity Baptist College.

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