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Eight TC Middle School Band member participate in Honor Band

posted Nov 16, 2017, 10:04 AM by TC Administrator

Eight Tri-Center students traveled to Lewis Central Middle School last Friday to participate in the SWIBA Middle School Honor Band.  Five hundred students from Southwest Iowa schools auditioned for a place in the band on October 28th.  Tri-Center had eight students accepted in the honor band which is the most students accepted in many years!  Congrats to these students for working hard to prepare for the auditions!  A special congratulations to Justice Weers who sat 1st chair for the 8th grade trumpets.  His 1st chair placement guarantees him a spot in the All-Iowa 8th Grade Honor Band which takes place at the Iowa Bandmasters Convention in May.  

Honor Band Students:
  • Rachel Hundtofte - 7th Grade
  • Abby Schuett - 7th Grade
  • Lilly Thomas - 7th Grade
  • Matt Stowe - 7th Grade
  • Kent Elliott - 7th Grade
  • Karis Corrin - 8th Grade
  • Josh Lindquist - 8th Grade
  • Justice Weers - 8th Grade  

5th Grade Instrument Display Night November 9th

posted Oct 31, 2017, 12:02 PM by TC Administrator

On Thursday, November 9th, Tri-Center will have its 5th Grade Instrument Display Night in the High School music room from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM.  This event is for 5th grade parents and students who are interested in joining the 5th grade band.  Schmitt Music from Omaha will be here to provide instruments to buy or rent and to answer any instrument questions.  If you already have an instrument, you are encouraged to bring your instrument to have it looked at to make sure it's in good condition for your young musician!  You are welcome to come anytime during the two hour event!  Please contact Mr. Hart with any questions at or at (712) 485-2257.  

Music Boosters meeting November 14th

posted Oct 30, 2017, 9:43 AM by TC Administrator

The Tri-Center Music Boosters will meet on November 14th at 6:00 PM.

Trojan Marching Band earns Division I rating at IHSMA State Marching Contest

posted Oct 19, 2017, 7:26 AM by TC Administrator

The Tri-Center Trojan Marching Band traveled to Glenwood to participate in the IHSMA State Marching Contest.  The band had a fantastic performance that resulted in their 20th Division I in a row.  This awesome performance ended a successful competition season that resulted in several 1st place finishes.  The band will have one more performance this Friday at our last home football game where we will also be honoring our senior band members!  The band would like to thank all the parents who volunteered to help carry pit equipment, provide food, and were there to cheer us on to successful performances!  We couldn't do it without you!    

Photo courtesy of Rachel Eikenberry

State Marching Band Contest update

posted Oct 13, 2017, 5:45 AM by TC Administrator

Update on State Marching Contest: 

Due to the strong possibility of rain, State Marching Contest COULD be postponed to Wednesday, October 18th.  The site manager will make the call to postpone on Saturday morning at 5:45am.  Mr. Hart will contact band members with directions following the decision from Glenwood.  If the contest is postponed, we will follow the same schedule on Wednesday with our performance time being 11:05 AM.  Please contact Mr. Hart with any questions and keep a lookout for news on Saturday morning!  

Marching Band to perform at Valleyfest October 7th

posted Oct 3, 2017, 1:08 PM by TC Administrator

The Tri-Center Trojan Marching Band will be traveling to West Des Moines on Saturday, October 7th to participate in Valleyfest and Showdown at Valley Stadium (4440 Mills Civic Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50265).  The band has performances at 7:30am and 3:45pm.  Valleyfest is a great contest featuring some of the best marching bands in the state and beyond! 

Trojan bands to participate in Clarinda Band Jamboree September 30th

posted Sep 22, 2017, 12:20 PM by TC Administrator   [ updated Sep 22, 2017, 1:09 PM ]

On Saturday, September 30th, the Tri-Center Jr. High and High School Marching Bands will travel to Clarinda to participate in the Clarinda Band Jamboree.  The Jr. High Band will participate in the parade competition which starts at 9:00am, and they will be the 7th band in the parade.  The High School Band will also participate in the parade competition and they the 37th band in the parade.  The High School Band will compete in the field competition and their performance time is 3:15pm.  This is a great event, and we are excited for the chance to perform in front of some great crowds!  We hope to see you there!  

Music Boosters serving baked potato bar and chili at Homecoming game

posted Sep 19, 2017, 9:17 AM by TC Administrator

The TC Music Boosters will be serving a baked potato bar/chili on Friday before the TC Homecoming game. There will be a variety of toppings for your potato as well as a dessert and drink. The price is $5. We will be serving from 5-7. There will also be root beer floats that can be purchased for $2. Thank you in advance for your support!

Tri-Center Music Boosters yearly fundraiser underway

posted Sep 1, 2017, 9:34 AM by TC Administrator

On Wednesday, August 30th, the Tri-Center Music Boosters kicked off their yearly fundraiser.  Past funds raised have been instrumental in helping the TC Music department in the following ways:
  • new instruments and equipment for the band and choir
  • new music for both band and choir
  • contest entry fees
  • clinicians that work with our groups
  • yearly awards for our outstanding members
  • other education opportunities for our students
With your help we are able to continue giving our students the best music education experience possible!  Please contact a Tri-Center music student in grades 6 through 12 for your opportunity to buy some great food, make a donation, or to purchase other products online!  

Questions can be directed to Paul Hart or Claudia Baker.   

TC Band Camp August 1st - 4th

posted Jul 28, 2017, 1:10 PM by TC Administrator

Tri-Center Band Camp will be on August 1st - 4th for students in grades 9 through 12.  Drum line times will be 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.  The rest of the band will be 10:00 am -2 :00 pm.  Students will need to bring a lunch except for Friday when the TC Music Boosters will be providing lunch.  This is an important camp to start our year off right so please try to have your student attend!

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