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 2018-2019 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 2019 Florida Bandmaster newsletter is now available, including minutes from the General Membership Meeting held in January .
The new concert list is now available, including new additions approved by the board at the December 2018 board meeting.
Registration is now open for the January 2019 adjudicator training workshops held in Tampa before the FMEA conference.
Full ensemble lists are now available. Login using your FMEA username and password.
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
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 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