December Newsletter

The December 2017 Florida Bandmaster newsletter is now available, including minutes from the December Board Meeting.

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Jazz Resource List

The FBA Jazz Committee has compiled a swing literature resource list for directors. It is posted on the Music Lists page.

Music Lists »

Concert Music List Additions

The new concert list is now available, including new additions approved by the board at the December 2017 board meeting.

Music Lists »

New Mentoring Page Article

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.

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All-State Results

The 2017-2018 All-State audition results are now available. Click below for the full band listings.

FBA All-State Results »

Adjudication Seminars

Registration is now open for the January 2017 adjudicator training workshops held in Tampa before the FMEA Conference.

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Summer Conference July 9-11, 2018

Allan McMurray will be our Keynote for the 2018 FBA Summer Conference in St. Petersburg. Save the Date!

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Exhibitor Info »

Oliver Hobbs Scholarship

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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Interviews with some of the best and most experienced FBA members. Our latest interviews:

Barbara Johnson  9/7/2017
John Carmichael  2/6/2017
Jim Matthews  12/15/2016
Mark Nelson  11/16/2016

See them all here

Sustaining Members

Please support these businesses in return for their support of FBA

All County Music, Inc.
Fred Schiff
Tamarac & Pembroke Pines, FL

Bravo Music
Mark Humphreys
Deerfield Beach, FL

Orlando Fest at Universal Orlando Resort
Paul Rauscher, Director of Education
Orlando, FL

Miami Performing Arts Studio
Matt Smith
Palmetto Bay, FL

Northeastern Music Publications
Randy Navarre
Coatesville, PA


Neil Jenkins, Executive Director


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