For the 2020-2021 School year, there will not be school classifications, sight-reading will not be a component of Concert MPA, and there will not be a State Concert MPA. See the links below for rationale and more details.
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.
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.
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
The all-state audition requirements for 2020-2021 are now posted. Check back often for any corrections or clarifications that may be necessary.
Registration is now open for the Summer 2020 adjudicator training workshops, to be held online on June 23, 2020.
We are now accepting entries for the 2020-2021 FBA Composition Contest. Applications are due October 1, 2020.
A new post has been published on the Mentoring page: Professional Reflection is Not a Luxury
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