Marching MPA Cancellation

For the health and well-being of our directors and students, all FBA Marching Band MPA’s are hereby canceled for the fall semester of 2020. Bands will not incur ANY negative consequence related to participation in the 2021 Concert Band MPA or Solo and Ensemble MPA due to this cancelation. Please see the link below for details.

Official Statement and Rationale »

Newsletter

The June 2020 Florida Bandmaster newsletter is now available, including minutes from the June Board of Directors meeting and the June 2020 General Membership meeting.

Newsletters »

Solo & Ensemble Special Requests and Music List Submissions

The FBA Solo and Ensemble Music Committee is now accepting submissions for Solo & Ensemble literature to be added to the list, and for special permission to perform literature not on the list. Deadline: November 1

Call for Solo & Ensemble Literature »

All-State Auditions

The all-state audition requirements for 2020-2021 are now posted. Check back often for any corrections or clarifications that may be necessary.

Audition Requirements »

All-State Information »

Adjudication Seminars

Registration is now open for the Summer 2020 adjudicator training workshops, to be held online on June 23, 2020.

Schedule and Registration »

Fillmore Composition Contest

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

More Information »

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.

More Information »

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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