The July 2023 Florida Bandmaster newsletter is now available, including minutes from the July Board of Directors meeting and general membership meeting.

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Celebrating Success

Success in the music classroom can look many different ways and we should acknowledge and celebrate ALL forms of success. In an effort to support each other and band programs all over the state, this page will highlight good teaching and positive experiences for students in a variety of settings.

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All-State Audition Requirements

The All-State audition requirements for the 2023-2024 school year are now posted. Check back often for updates and corrections. Latest Update: 5/11/2023

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FSMA Sexual Misconduct Policy

The Florida School Music Association now has a Sexual Misconduct Policy that all directors participating in an MPA should be aware of. Directors, please note: it is your responsibility to make sure all students are supervised by an adult at all MPA events at all times, including during their Solo & Ensemble performances.

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Young Composers Competition

In addition to the Student Composition Contest, FBA is now also sponsoring a Young Composers Competition open to any composer age 30 or younger.

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Student Composition Contest

We are now accepting entries for the 2022-2023 FBA Composition Contest. The application deadline has been extended to October 15

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A new post has been published on the Mentoring page: Professional Reflection is Not a Luxury

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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.

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

Willie Pyfrom  7/20/2023
Shelby Chipman  7/10/2023
Chuck Fulton  4/27/2023
Gary Green Part 2  9/14/2022

See them all here

FBA Partners

Please support these businesses in return for their support of FBA

All County Music

J.W. Pepper

 Penny's Camp

Neil Jenkins, Executive Director


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