Deadlines Extended

Due to Hurricane Irma, the Honor Band Nomination deadline has been extended to Sept. 29. Your district chair will notify you if there are any changes to your all-state audition dates.

Music List Requests

The FBA Concert Music Committee is now accepting submissions for consideration to be added to the FBA Concert Music List for the 2017-2018 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 14th, and the deadline for Solo & Ensemble special permission is December 1.

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July Newsletter

The July 2017 Florida Bandmaster newsletter is now available, including minutes from the July Board Meeting and the General Membership Meeting.

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New Mentoring Page Article

Check out the latest mentoring article: Clarifying Expectations: The Band Handbook and Syllabus by Karen Crocco. The mentoring page is directed at novice band directors but potentially a benefit to everyone. Experienced directors will share information that can serve as a starting point for thought and conversation. To submit an article, contact Karen Crocco.

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All-State Audition Requirements

The all-state audition requirements for 2017-2018 are now posted. Please note the order that scales are to be performed, and pay close attention to the specific editions of the books used. Audition dates and sites are now on the All-State Information page.

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Summer Conference July 9-11, 2018

Allan McMurray will be our Keynote for the 2018 FBA Summer Conference in St. Petersburg. Save the Date!

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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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FMEA Awards

FMEA is looking for nominations of those well deserving individuals who have contributed to the quality of music education in the state of Florida. All nominations except Music Enrollment and Music Education Service are due September 5, 2017.

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

Barbara Johnson  9/7/2017
John Carmichael  2/6/2017
Jim Matthews  12/15/2016
Mark Nelson  11/16/2016

See them all here

Sustaining Members

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All County Music, Inc.
Fred Schiff
Tamarac & Pembroke Pines, FL

Bravo Music
Mark Humphreys
Deerfield Beach, FL

Orlando Fest at Universal Orlando Resort
Paul Rauscher, Director of Education
Orlando, FL

Miami Performing Arts Studio
Matt Smith
Palmetto Bay, FL

Neil Jenkins, Executive Director


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