Music Department

The value of song as a means of education should never be lost sight of. Let there be singing in the home, of songs that are sweet and pure, and there will be fewer words of censure and more of cheerfulness and hope and joy. Let there be singing in the school, and the pupils will be drawn closer to God, to their teachers, and to one another.

Battle Creek Academy Choir is open to all students in High School who have a passion for music and song. Students practice daily during school hours, and go on tour to perform with the concert band. During choir is where we cultivate and educate our students on music, and the power of song has on evangelism.

But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. -Psalms 104:33

Beginning Band begins with our 5th graders. It is where we start our foundation in music and teach the fundamentals. For some students this will be the first time they will be playing a instrument. BCA will help in making sure the student picks a instrument they fill comfortable playing as well as their talent may be used in.

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” – Victor Hugo

Cadet Band is for our 6th & 7th graders. While still building the foundation, at this level students will begin playing music and performing at select concerts.

“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” – Albert Einstein

Concert Band, from 8th-12th grade, is where we refine and will perform at various locations. Concert level will travel and go our tour to share God’s music to the community. It is where students are able to see the fruits of their talent in performance. Sharing music to others, and working together as a band, our young people will become true instruments for the Lord.

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. – Psalm 98:4

DATE

EVENT

UNIFORM

CALL TIME

MISC

September 10

Outdoor Movie

Jeans/Band Tshirt/Hoodie

As directed

19-25

RADA Fundraiser

October 8-9

Health Fair (Small Ensembles)

As directed

As directed

Students will help with set up and organization of event.

15

Picnic N Pops

Khaki/Navy polo

7:15 pm BCA Gym

Set up after school on October 14.

29

Education Sabbath (Tabernacle)

Formal

9:45 am

November 11-12

Fall mini band trip

Both uniforms

7 am Friday Morning

$25

20

Craftshow Fundraiser

As directed

Students sign up for shifts.

Set up after school on Friday November 18

December 4

Christmas Gala

Formal

4:15 pm

8

All Bands Christmas Concert

Formal

6:15 pm

Set up after school on concert day.

10

Tab Christmas Brass

As directed

As Directed

Brass Players

January 28

Area Church Visit

Formal

As Directed

Set up after school on Friday Jan 27.

28

International Food Fair

As directed

As directed

Set up after school on Friday Jan 27.

February 4

Hastings SDA Church

Formal

As directed

Set up as directed

March 1-4

AU Band Festival

As directed

As directed

$ 50

April 19-24

Spring Band Trip

Both

6:00 am BCA Parking Lot

$ 350

28-30

Alumni Weekend

Formal

As directed

May 6

Area Church visit

Formal

As directed

11

Spring Concert

Formal

6:15 pm BCA

15-26

Grad Band

28

High School Graduation

Black and White

As directed

To Be Determined – If you would like to support the band you can look above at the various fundraisers.