With the 2022-2023 school year approaching, the Music Department at Toccoa Falls College is gearing up for a year of exciting performances and inviting new members to join. The TFC Music Department has a rich and established presence on campus, as well as in the local community. All students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to join any or all ensembles including the Toccoa Falls College Singing Men, Toccoa Falls College Concert Band, and the Toccoa Falls College Jazz Band.

The Toccoa Falls College Singing Men is a community men’s choir that was formed in 2001. The ensemble is comprised of male singers from both the college and surrounding communities. Under the direction of Dr. Tom Council, the choir performs annually in various concerts and community venues, such as the Toccoa Harvest Festival and the Toccoa Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert. In addition, they regularly perform their unique arrangement of The Star-Spangled Banner for collegiate and professional sporting events. Most recently, the TFC Singing Men performed for the 2021 World Series Champions, the Atlanta Braves, in June of 2022. You can view this performance here. The TFC Singing Men 2022-2023 season commences with the first rehearsal on Monday evening, August 22 at 7:00 PM in the Toccoa Falls College Music Building (Choir Room- M107).

The Toccoa Falls College Concert Band is comprised of woodwind, brass, and percussion players from the college and the community. This ensemble meets every Monday and Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM beginning on August 24th in Band Room M104 of the Toccoa Falls Music Building. Under the direction of Professor Yurii Henriques, the concert band performs as part of the Toccoa Falls Wind Ensemble [TFWE], which includes local professional music educators and some of the best, most advanced high school student musicians in the region.  The TFWE and Concert Band performs annually in various concerts including the “Christmas at Toccoa Falls Candlelight Concert,” the TFC Spring Christmas Concert, and occasional recitals.

The Toccoa Falls College Jazz Band is comprised of saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and rhythm section (piano, bass, drum set) players. The TFC Jazz Band will gather in the TFC Music Building (Band Room M104) every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00 to 6:00 PM beginning on August 25th.  The Jazz Ensemble also performs as part of the Toccoa Falls Jazz Ensemble [TFJE], which includes local professional music educators from Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.  The TFJE performs annually at various events including the Harvest Festival, Christmas at Toccoa Falls Candlelight Concert, Campus Preview, and Jazz at the Ritz.  

For all ensembles, a short interview is required before joining. The Toccoa Falls College Jazz Band requires an additional brief audition to confirm playing skills.  

For more information, contact the music office at 706-886-7299, ext. 5260 or music@tfc.edu.