Check out the latest mentoring article: Music Selection and MPA Ratings by Jim Sammons. The mentoring page is directed at novice band directors but potentially a benefit to everyone. Experienced directors will share information that can serve as a starting point for thought and conversation. To submit an article, contact Karen Crocco.
The 2017-2018 All-State audition results are now available. Click below for the full band listings.
Registration is now open for the January 2017 adjudicator training workshops held in Tampa before the FMEA Conference.
November 11-12, 2017 Held on the campus of Stetson University in DeLand, this event will include a banquet and two concerts to honor the Roll of Distinction inductee John Carmichael, and Hall of Fame inductee Tom Fitzpatrick.
The FBA Concert Music Committee is now accepting submissions for consideration to be added to the FBA Concert Music List for the 2017-2018 school year, and the Solo & Ensemble music committee is accepting requests for special permission to play a piece that is not on the list. The window to submit concert selections closes October 14th, and the deadline for Solo & Ensemble special permission is December 1.
The July 2017 Florida Bandmaster newsletter is now available, including minutes from the July Board Meeting and the General Membership Meeting.
Allan McMurray will be our Keynote for the 2018 FBA Summer Conference in St. Petersburg. Save the Date!
The FSU College of Music, in partnership with the Hobbs family, is pleased to announce the establishment of the Oliver P. and Beryl M. Hobbs Music Education Scholarship Fund, celebrating Mr. Hobbs' legacy as Band Director at FSU's Summer Music Camps and Leon High School.
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