The FBA Concert Music Committee is now accepting submissions for consideration to be added to the FBA Concert Music List for the 2018-2019 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 15th, and the deadline for Solo & Ensemble special permission is December 1.
A new post has been published on the Mentoring page: Tough Love, Thoughts for novice and seasoned directors
The all-state audition requirements for 2018-2019 are now posted. Please note the order that scales are to be performed, and pay close attention to the specific editions of the books used. Audition dates and sites are now on the All-State Information page.
Latest Update/Correction: 8/7/2018
The July 2018 Florida Bandmaster newsletter is now available, including minutes from the Board of Directors meeting and General Membership meeting held in July.
November 10-11, 2018 Held on the campus of Stetson University in DeLand, this event will include a banquet and two concerts to honor the Roll of Distinction inductees Delbert Kieffner (posthumously) and Dr. Julian White, and Hall of Fame inductee Terry Pattishall.
The FBA Jazz Committee has compiled a swing literature resource list for directors. It is posted on the Music Lists page.
The new concert list is now available, including new additions approved by the board at the December 2017 board 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.
Neil Jenkins, Executive Director
Josh Bula, Web Developer