The FBA Composition Contest is established to encourage students' efforts in original composition and to give recognition for outstanding achievement.
Rules and Regulations:
The Composition Contest Committee shall judge all entries at the meeting immediately following the deadline. The recipient will be notified in time for the presentation of the award to be made at the annual FMEA Clinic/Conference.
The award will include a plaque indicating the achievement which will be presented before a gathering at the FMEA Clinic/Conference, and cash awards of up to $500.00 may be awarded at the discretion of the Contest Committee. If no suitable compositions are submitted, no awards will be given.
For questions or help with the application please contact the committee chair via e-mail at
2011-12 Brendan Sweeney - Chotawhatchee High School (Trumpet Solo) - Chad Hannah & Kelly Deklinski, directors
2012-13 Andrew Dinicola - Gaither High School (Percussion Ensemble) - Brian Dell, director
2013-14 Robert Tindle - Westwood Christian School (Concert Band) - Eric Tindle, director
2014-15 Jacob Britton - Osceola School of the Arts (Jazz Band) - Miguel Alvarado, director
2014-15 Joshua Williams - Crestview High School (Piano Solo) - Jody Dunn, director
2015-16 Marlon Caro - Coral Reef High School (Concert Band) - Christopher Illa, director
2015-16 Joshua Johnson - Escambia High School (Concert Band) - Douglas Holsworth, director
2016-17 Brian Hanson - Lincoln High School (Concert Band) - Daniel Rossman, director
2017-18 Andrew Gregg - Escambia High School (Piano Solo) - Douglas Holsworth, director
2018-19 Elijah Wheat - Tarpon Springs High School (Concert Band) - Kevin Ford, director
2019-20 Jason Varney - Titusville High School (Concert Band) - Ian Schwindt, director
2019-20 Pablo Duque - Niceville High School (Jazz Band) - Dan Wooten, director