Instrumental Music

The Knights Brigade

The Knights Brigade consists of a Marching Band and Color Guard in the fall, which perform at all home football games and participate in parades, festivals and competitions in the Bay area.  In the winter, our award-winning percussion ensemble and Color Guard competes throughout northern California.

In November 2019, Knights Brigade Marching Band and Color Guard earned first place Class A in Western Band Association (WBA) Championships! The show, Artificial Intelligence, also earned two caption awards in this statewide competition: High Visual and High Music.

Why Join Knights Brigade?

Check out the Knights Brigade webpage!

String Ensemble

This class is open to 7th through 9th grade students who play one of four orchestral string instruments: violin, viola, cello, or double bass. This orchestra provides performance experience for intermediate string players. Students learn how to make music as an ensemble. 

String Orchestra

The King's Strings is an advanced level performance group open to musicians of stringed instruments in grades 7-12. This group plays in all three of our major concerts each year, participates in Solo and Ensemble contests, and performs in the pit orchestra for our senior high musical.   


Instrumental Music Classes

Physical Education Waiver for Visual and Performing Arts Students

For 9th and 10th grade students who intend to participate in a Visual and Performing Arts Instrumental Music or Vocal Music course and a World Language course, The King's Academy will make available a waiver for one (1) semester of Physical Education to allow for continuity in VPA courses. This waiver is applicable at The King’s Academy only and is not transferable to other schools, should the student transfer.