Summer Conference Status Announcement

Over the next few days, the FBA Executive Committee will be discussing the status of the 2020 FBA Summer Conference. We fully understand there will be many unknown challenges facing us and our communities over the next few weeks and even months, and completely understand everything will not return to normal overnight. At this time, the "Nine Star Honor Band" and the new "Seven Star Honor Band" are officially CANCELLED for this summer. Notices concerning future FBA Events will be sent through your District Chairs and posted here. Stay safe and healthy everyone.

All Remaining MPAs Cancelled

After careful deliberation, the Florida School Music Association and the component associations (FBA, FOA, and FVA) have decided to cancel the remaining 2020 District and State Music Performance Assessments to ensure the safety of our students and teachers. Directors who have already registered will receive refunds as soon as possible.

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Newsletter

The January 2020 Florida Bandmaster newsletter is now available, including minutes from the January general membership meeting.

Newsletters »

Concert Music List Additions

The new concert list is now available, including new additions approved by the board at the December 2019 board meeting.

Music Lists »

Mentoring

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

Mentoring Page »

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 »

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:

Eddie Steadman  9/13/2019
Al Wright  6/21/2019
Mike Parks  3/8/2019
Jeff Bradford (Part 1)  7/30/2018

See them all here

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