The following documents present the findings of a select committee which was formed to describe a band program  that represents policies, procedures, and fundamentals that can be defined as Best Practices in Florida school band programs. A primary goal of the committee was to base its findings not only on what would represent the best practices, but also, what would incorporate common practice, wherever possible. In this sense, the findings represent a realistic model of what a high school band in Florida should look like. These findings should serve as a model against which band programs can measure their own policies, practices, and fundamentals.

Best Practices for Middle School Bands

Best Practices for High School Bands

Best Practices for Marching Bands (revised and adopted by the FBA Board December 2, 2023)

Best Practices for Hosting A Clinician


The document below was prepared by the FBA Executive Director and presented at the January 2018 membership meeting, to help directors better understand various aspects of FBA including MPA entry rules and procedures, and other important information.

Helpful Hints from the Executive Director