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Instrumentalists at NRCA have a wealth of elective and performance opportunities through the school’s band program. Many graduates of NRCA’s band program have participated in ensembles and marching bands at the collegiate level. Notable band alumni are professional musicians and composers.  


  • Fifth-Grade Band 

Middle School  

  • Sixth-Grade Band 

  • Middle School Band (Grades 7–8) 

High School  

  • Intermediate Jazz Ensemble 

  • Honors Jazz Ensemble 

  • High School Wind Ensemble 

  • Marching Knights  

In addition to Christmas and spring concerts, NRCA bands participate in the annual ACSI Fine Arts Festival. Highly skilled band students may qualify for participation in regional and statewide honor bands. 

Marching Knights:
Marching Band & Color Guard 

NRCA’s award-winning marching band program holds auditions each spring for the fall performance and competition season. Registration for the 2024 Marching Knights is currently open.

Marching Knights 

The Marching Knights attend two to three competitions each year, with past performances at the following:  

  • Wakefield Heart of Carolina Invitational 

  • Pinecrest Band Fest 

  • West Johnston Invitational 

  • Bulldog Band Bash 

  • Blue Ridge Festival of Bands (Liberty University) 

In addition to competitions, the Marching Knights perform at home football games in the fall and in local Christmas parades. 

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Band Elective Classes

To learn more about NRCA’s band courses, please visit the elective section in the Insider’s Guide. 

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