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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 Community Thank You Performance

Congratulations once again to the Knights Brigade Marching Band and Color Guard for their first place Class 1A win last weekend.  Fighting through performing in windy conditions, they earned a score of  84.65 which was the highest among the 13 Class 1A/2A/3A bands.  Only two bands (both class 5A bands) scored above KB of the 21 bands competing at Independence HS. The field show, Shattered, is earning scores that compete with the top Class 5A bands in California, which is pretty rare for a Class 1A band.

Two more opportunities are available to view this impactful show as more difficulty is added to the presentation:

  • Community Thank You Performance: Thursday, November 11, 8:15 p.m. , TKA Main Field. This performance is open to the entire TKA community, including friends and family, as our way of saying "thank you" for supporting the Knights Brigade students. We hope you can join us for this short celebration (run time ~6 minutes).  Refreshments and fellowship in the M Quad following the performance.
     
  • WBA Regional Championships, James Logan HS, Union City, Saturday, November 13, 12:03 p.m  YOU can help Knights Brigade bring home a win at the WBA Regional Championships. We need YOUR vocal support in the stands at Logan High School.  Find a group of friends and come cheer loudly to help KB lock in a perfect season!

The Knights Brigade is under the direction of Ryan Bortz, and their drum major is Natalee Philbrick.  Color guard captain is Ava Taylor, drum captain is Julian Hoot, and pit captain is Kenton Shieh.

Knights Brigade Marching Band and Color Guard's 2021 field show is titled Shattered which is explained below:

Once in a while, an event comes along that shakes us to our core.  These life-changing events can isolate us on islands of bewilderment, anxiety, and despair while we come to terms with their full impact.  In the end, our only remedy is to pick up the shattered pieces of our lives and band together to face them head on. With 2020 in the rearview mirror, we are learning to piece together our lives in a new and beautiful way. 

The King's Academy Knights Brigade Marching Band & Color Guard participates in Western Band Association (WBA) competitions throughout California.  

 

Knights Brigade Wins Class 1A at Gilroy Garlic City Classic

Knights Brigade had another decisive Class 1A victory this past weekend at the Gilroy Garlic City Classic with a score of 75.625, more than 10 points above 2nd place, and winning all captions: General Effect, Music, Visual, Auxiliary, and Percussion.  This was their second Class 1A win of the season. Go Knights!

The Knights Brigade is under the direction of Ryan Bortz, and their drum major is Natalee Philbrick.  Color guard captain is Ava Taylor, drum captain is Julian Hoot, and pit captain is Kenton Shieh.

Knights Brigade Marching Band and Color Guard's 2021 field show is titled "Shattered" which is explained below:

Once in a while, an event comes along that shakes us to our core.  These life-changing events can isolate us on islands of bewilderment, anxiety, and despair while we come to terms with their full impact.  In the end, our only remedy is to pick up the shattered pieces of our lives and band together to face them head on. With 2020 in the rearview mirror, we are learning to piece together our lives in a new and beautiful way. 

The King's Academy Knights Brigade Marching Band & Color Guard participates in Western Band Association (WBA) competitions throughout California.  

Knights Brigade has been a finalist in the statewide WBA Grand Championship every year they have been held during the last 10 years.  Awarded Class A State Champions three times, in addition to being in the top three Class A Bands in California three more times, the unit also has numerous recognitions for Best Visual, Best Ensemble, Best Music, Best Auxiliary, and Best Percussion.

Congratulations Knights Brigade!

 

End-of-Season Winter Guard Video

Enjoy this end-of-season video performed by the Winter Guard (3:43)!

 

Enjoy Winter Percussions' Show "Isomorphic Algorithms"!

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Winter Percussion: Congratulations to the participants of the Winter Percussion program on their successful virtual season. Winter Percussion virtually participated in several Northern California Percussion Alliance shows, adding new elements to the overall production each week.  Enjoy the final version of their show Isomorphic Algorithms!  

 

Knights Brigade News

Knights Brigade Wins Class 1A at WBA Championships!

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

Knights Brigade Community Thank You Performance

Congratulations once again to the Knights Brigade Marching Band and Color Guard for their first place Class 1A win last weekend. The field show, Shattered, is earning scores that compete with the top Class 5A bands in California, which is pretty rare for a Class 1A band.