The Boston Brass will be our Keynote for the 2017 FBA Summer Conference in St. Petersburg. The Nine Star Honor Band will be directed by Matt McCutchen from USF.
The High School Jazz Rhythm Section Swing piece has been changed. Please use the new ones and disregard the old ones. Please inform your students asap.
Check out the latest mentoring article: Marching Band Arrangements, Part 1 by Jim LeBon. 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 all-state audition requirements for 2016-2017 are now posted. Please note the new order that scales are to be performed, and pay close attention to the specific editions of the books used.
Registration for the Summer 2017 Adjudication Certification and Re-Certification workshops are now available on the Adjudication Information page. Workshops will be held in conjunction with the FBA Summer Conference at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront. You must pre-register and pay online no later than July 14.
The Nine-Star High School Honor Band is an honor band comprised of students that will have completed the ninth grade at the end of the 2016-2017 school year. They will rehearse and perform at the FBA Summer Convention. Each director can nominate up to 5 students. Nominations are now open
The January 2017 issue of The Florida Bandmaster newsletter is now available, including minutes from the January general membership meeting.
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.
FMEA is looking for nominations of those well deserving individuals who have contributed to the quality of music education in the state of Florida. All nominations except Music Enrollment and Music Education Service are due September 5, 2017.
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