FBA 2023 Summer Conference

June 26-28, 2023

DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld
10100 International Dr
Orlando, FL  32821


Keynote Speaker: Rodney Dorsey

Dr. Rodney Dorsey has just been appointed as the director of the Wind Orchestra and Graduate Wind Conducting at Florida State University. Prior to this, he was chair of the Department of Bands at Indiana University, Director of Bands at the University of Oregon, and held various positions at the University of Michigan, DePaul University, and Northwestern University. He was a public school band director for eight years, and holds degrees from FSU and Northwestern University. He is currently a board member of the Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference. 



$60 Pre-Registration
$75 after June 1
Free for Retired Members, Life Members, College Students, and First-Year Teachers

Register Here



DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld
$129 per night
Reserve Your Hotel Rooms Here



Companies and Organizations that support FBA will be exhibiting on June 28, the second day of clinics.  See the Exhibitor Information Page if you would like your company or organization to be represented. 



View the Full Schedule and Conference Program Here

Schedule Overview:

  • Sunday, June 25: Board Meeting
  • Monday, June 26: Adjudication Training (requires separate registration)
  • Tuesday-Wednesday, June 27-28: Summer Conference Sessions
  • Wednesday, June 28: Exhibitors Day, FBA General Meeting, 7-Star and 9-Star Honor Band Concerts
  • Wednesday-Thursday, June 28-29: Summer Jazz Institute


Honor Bands:

Students throughout Florida will have the opportunity to perform as members of the FBA 2023 Seven Star and Nine Star Honor Bands during the annual Florida Bandmasters Association summer conference. Details can be found on the Seven Star Honor Band and Nine Star Honor Band information pages. Applications can be found in MPA Online from March 15, 2023 to April 15, 2023. 

Honor Band Registration:

$20 per student
$15 per chaperone

Seven Star Honor Band Conductor: Jim Matthews

Nine Star Honor Band Conductor: Larry Shane


Future Summer Conferences:

2024:  July 15 (Adjudication Training), July 16-18 (Conference), DoubleTree by Hilton, Orlando at Sea World

Rodney Dorsey

Dr. Rodney Dorsey, Keynote Speaker


Seven Star Honor Band Information

Nine-Star Honor Band Information