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 compete throughout northern California.
In November 2022, Knights Brigade won first place in Class 1A at the Western Band Association Regional Championship and a historic 3rd place at Grand Championships!
Why Join Knights Brigade?
Read this letter from Ryan Bortz, Director of TKA Bands!
Check out the Knights Brigade webpage!
This orchestra provides performance experience for intermediate string players who play one of four orchestral string instruments: violin, viola, cello, or double bass. Students learn how to make music as an ensemble. Repertoire will include arrangements of music for string orchestra representing various music periods and styles.
String Orchestra provides performance experience for advanced string players who play one of four orchestral string instruments: violin, viola, cello, or double bass. Students will perform a range of moderate length orchestral works, symphonic movements, and concert pieces at least twice per semester.
TKA's Chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society is by invitation only to students in grades 10-12. Students are selected based on their involvement and dedication to TKA’s music programs. Once inducted, members are required to attend monthly meetings and volunteer for service opportunities.
Instrumental Music Classes
- Beginning Band (Blue Band)
- Intermediate Band (Gold Band)
- Knights Brigade/Percussion Ensemble
- Knights Brigade/Wind Ensemble
- Knight Club Jazz Band
- String Ensemble
- String Orchestra
Beginning Band (Blue Band)
Intermediate Band (Gold Band)
Knights Brigade/Percussion Ensemble
Knights Brigade/Wind Ensemble
Knight Club Jazz Band
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.