MDCA offers a variety of opportunities for students to expand their talents in musical art. Our marching band and concert band encourage students to challenge their abilities and strengthen their skills.
- The band received an overall Excellent rating at the 2014 Florida Bandmasters Association District Marching Performance Assessment in Leesburg, FL.
- As part of the assessment, the Color Guard received a Superior rating.
- The concert band received an overall Excellent rating at the 2014 District Concert Music Performance Assessment.
- The Winter Guard received a Superior rating at the 2015 District Solo & Ensemble Performace Assessment for the 4th year in a row.
- The Winter Guard received an overall Excellent rating at state.
Our band program offers many opportunities to get involved year-round!
Our band program includes a 5th grade band curriculum for all 5th grade students.
We offer an after school jazz band and jazz combos.
In the fall, our 7-12 grade students participate in marching band for football games and a pep band for basketball.
Every December, we will put on a Christmas concert featuring all of our groups and ensembles.
In the spring our 7-12 band will be split into a 7-8 and a 9-12 band. We perform at most of the large scale functions on campus including a full Veteran’s Day program.
7-12 students also learn the basics of individual musicianship by performing a solo for their instrument in front of the class, at a concert, or during a district Solo and Ensemble event.
We cap our year off with a spring concert featuring every group.