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 2021, Knights Brigade won first place in Class 1A at the Western Band Association Regional Championship. Their win capped off an unprecedented perfect season, winning first place and every caption award (best music, best visual, best percussion, best auxiliary, and best general effect) at every competition they attended this season, and also scoring their highest score ever, 88.05.  Across all WBA Regional Championship events, KB had the highest score in Class 1A, 2A, and 3A.  They also outscored most bands in 4A and 5A.  

Why Join Knights Brigade?

 

 

String Ensemble

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

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.

 

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.