THE BLESSED TRINITY SYMPHONIC BAND
The Blessed Trinity Symphonic Band is the centerpiece of the BT band program. The ensemble consists of winds and brass players of all grade levels. All students are welcome to join the band class regardless of previous experience. The ensemble rehearses many genres of music including traditional wind band repertoire, marches, jazz, popular styles, and more contemporary selections. The Symphonic Band features student soloists in our Concerto Program each year.
The Symphonic Band performs several times a year. Including the Fall Fine Arts Festival, the annual Christmas Celebration Concert and several more performances in the spring semester. See our Fine Arts “schedule of events” link for specific show and ticket information.
The Blessed Trinity Band program features a robust percussion program with its two levels of percussion classes.
Introduction to Percussion is a course designed for any and all students with no previous musical experience. Intro students are taught basic percussion techniques across a variety of percussion instruments as well as rudimentary music reading. The Introduction to Percussion class performs a final concert to demonstrate all they have learned throughout the semester.
Advanced Percussion Ensemble is our upper level percussion course. Students must have previous experience or have completed the Intro class to participate. The Advanced course teaches far more complex percussion techniques across an even great variety of instruments. The Advanced course performs several times yearly and accompanies the Symphonic Band on all of its performances.
AP MUSIC THEORY
AP Music Theory is a year-long course that is focused on the language of music. Students will study notation, construction, and fluency in music. Students will develop compositional skills utilizing all of their knowledge acquired over the year. The Music Theory students will compose a final work for band that the Symphonic Band performs at the end of the year. Students will be prepared to take the AP Music Theory Exam when they have completed the course in the Spring semester.
Our Blessed Trinity drumline, the Titan Battery, is an extracurricular ensemble that plays for athletic events. It is open to all students regardless of experience. We have two seasons, one for football and one for basketball.
The Titan Battery exists to serve the Blessed Trinity athletic department, fine arts department, and the BT community as a whole. Focusing on excellence in percussion technique, the BT Battery strives to present an entertaining musical and visual performance at BT football and basketball games, pep rallies, and other athletic and community events. The Titan Battery aims to raise the level of excitement, energy, and engagement in BT crowds.