Summer Conference

Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser will be our Keynote for the 2024 FBA Summer Conference in Orlando this July. Registration and Hotel reservations are open, and the full schedule is now available. Rooms at the DoubleTree have sold out, but an Overflow Hotel has been added.

Summer Conference »

Heat Illness Prevention

As performers strive for excellence with unwavering dedication, the threat of heat-related illnesses poses a significant concern, particularly amid the demanding schedules of practices and performances, intensified by rising temperatures in summer and autumn. Please see this information presented by the National Federation of High Schools and Dr. Neha Raukar of the Mayo Clinic.

NFHS Heat Illness Page »


The May 2024 Florida Bandmaster newsletter is now available, including minutes from the May Board of Directors Meeting.

Newsletters »

All-State Audition Requirements

The All-State audition requirements for the 2024-2025 school year are now posted. Check back often for updates and corrections.

All-State Requirements »

All-State Information »

S&E Music List Requests

For the 2024-2025 academic year, no new solo pieces will be considered for addition to the Solo & Ensemble Music List. There will be consideration for Special Permission for a Solo work. Ensemble works may still be submitted for addition to our Music List. The window will be open from June 1st - October 15th, 2024.

Music List Requests »

Student Composition Contest

We are now accepting entries for the 2023-2024 FBA Student Composition Contest. The application deadline has been extended to October 30

More Information »

Young Composers Competition

In addition to the Student Composition Contest, FBA also sponsors a Young Composers Competition open to any composer age 30 or younger. Entry Deadline: December 15.

More Information »

Celebrating Success

Success in the music classroom can look many different ways and we should acknowledge and celebrate ALL forms of success. In an effort to support each other and band programs all over the state, this page will highlight good teaching and positive experiences for students in a variety of settings.

See Success Stories »

Concert Music List Additions

The new concert list is now available, including new additions approved by the board at the December 2023 board meeting.

Concert Music List »

FSMA Sexual Misconduct Policy

The Florida School Music Association now has a Sexual Misconduct Policy that all directors participating in an MPA should be aware of. Directors, please note: it is your responsibility to make sure all students are supervised by an adult at all MPA events at all times, including during their Solo & Ensemble performances.

FSMA Sexual Misconduct Policy Information »


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 »

Interviews with some of the best and most experienced FBA members. Our latest interviews:

Brian Sullivan  6/17/2024
Willie Pyfrom  7/20/2023
Shelby Chipman  7/10/2023
Chuck Fulton  4/27/2023

See them all here

FBA Partners

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Lakeside Jazz Festival in Port Orange

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