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Fri., May 13: "Things That Go Bump in the Night" Instrumental Music Concert

Friday, May 13, 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 

A fun evening of music presented by our Blue Band, Gold Band, Jazz Band, Knights Brigade, and String Orchestra.

Free admission and open to the public.

Congratulations to Winter Guard!!

TKA Winter Guard earned a silver medal competing at the Scholastic Regional A- Guard and Percussion Championships at Independence High School this past Saturday. The team had a great performance and placed 2nd out of 20 in their classification. Many compliments were given to our winter guard for their exciting, entertaining and enjoyable production. Congratulation to our team for a fantastic job not only at championships, but throughout the season!

Winter Guard Pose with Medals

 

Knights Brigade Wins Outstanding Band and Gold Rating!

Knights Brigade in Hawaii!  This Youtube video features the Knights Brigade at the Vietnam Veterans Day Parade on March 29. Knights Brigade can be seen at the 18 minute 45 second mark.

At the WorldStrides Festival, the Knights Brigade received the following awards:

  • Outstanding Band (Highest overall score)
  • Rating of Gold (for 1A classification an average adjudication score above 85)
  • Ranking of 1st (Placement in respective category)
  • Shreyas Kumar (Grade 12) received the Maestro Award (Individual award presented to a performer who displays excellence in their craft and extraordinary musical ability)

We are so proud of your dedication and excellence!

Knights Brigade in Hawaii

Knights Brigade Marching Band & Color Guard Participating in Vietnam Veterans Parade

Forty-two members of the Knights Brigade Marching Band & Color Guard, under the direction of Ryan Bortz, are participating in the inaugural Vietnam Veterans Parade and Ceremony on March 29, 2022. They will also be performing in concert at the USS Missouri for visitors attending the USS Arizona Memorial, as well as at the adjudicated Honolulu Heritage Festival. The group will be traveling to Hawaii from March 25-31.

The Knights Brigade spent the last 12 years establishing its record as one of the top Class 1A competitive marching bands in the Western Band Association. Recently, the band has won first place in four of the last five WBA Class A Championships.

Despite their record of success on the field, this is their first parade performance, and they are proud to perform for our truly amazing Vietnam veterans.  They are eternally grateful for the courage and sacrifice of all veterans.

Many thanks to each and every one of the numerous parents who support this award-winning group with countless hours of volunteer time. Their actions build relationships and create the KB family. (Photos courtesy of Wayne Hall)

Knights Brigade Wins Class 1A at WBA Championships!

Congratulations Knights Brigade!

Knights Brigade won first place in Class 1A at the Western Band Association Regional Championship in Union City on Saturday.  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.  

Knights Brigade would like to extend a special thanks to all of the parents, TKA School Board, and TKA community for their support this season. 

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Knights Brigade News

Winter Guard Pose with Medals

TKA Winter Guard earned a silver medal competing at the Scholastic Regional A- Guard and Percussion Championships at Independence High School this past Saturday. The team had a great performance and placed 2nd out of 20 in their classification.

Knights Brigade in Hawaii

At the WorldStrides Festival, the Knights Brigade received the following awards:

  • Outstanding Band (Highest overall score)
  • Rating of Gold (for 1A classification an average adjudication score above 85)
  • Ranking of 1st (Placement in respective category)