The July 2021 Florida Bandmaster newsletter is now available, including minutes from the June Board Meeting and General Business Meeting

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All-State Audition Requirements

The all-state audition requirements for 2021-2022 are now available. Please see below for the requirements and important information about all-state auditions and 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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Solo & Ensemble List Additions

All of the solos and ensembles you submitted for Special Permission are now on our FBA S&E List. Please look for your entry codes under the appropriate categories. Also, a special list is now available contains all of the books we use for our All State Auditions. Students may select an etude from the books to be played at S&E for COMMENTS ONLY. If a student wishes to perform from the audition books, please enter the appropriate entry code and the student can tell the adjudicator which etude they prepared.

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Composition Contest

We are now accepting entries for the 2020-2021 FBA Composition Contest. Applications are due October 1, 2020.

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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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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:

Larry Clark  7/14/2021
Kathy Thompson  3/29/2021
Eddie Steadman  9/13/2019
Al Wright  6/21/2019

See them all here

Neil Jenkins, Executive Director


Josh Bula, Web Developer