YOU CAN NOW REGISTER FOR
2016 FMBC SEMI-FINALS!!

   


FMBC EARLY REGISTRATION SEEDING NUMBERS

Registration for FMBC 2016 Semi-Finals is now open. This year your Registration Fee can be paid with Credit Card, Check, or by using PayPal. You can view the current list of registered bands, their tentative size class and their seeding number here.

Here is the link for Registration;

2016 FMBC SEMI-FINALS REGISTRATION FORM

This Year's Event Date - November 12th, 2016
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2016 FMBC CHAMPIONSHIPS
OUR 2nd GUEST BAND ANNOUNCED!

In addition to the University of Miami's 'Band of the Hour' and the Hurricanette Dance Line, we are pleased to announce that the Western Carolina University 'Pride of the Mountains' Marching Band will be featured at the 2016 FMBC Semi-Finals and Finals!

The University of Miami's 'Band of the Hour' from the Frost School of Music at the University is directed by Jay C. Rees, and their Huricanette Dance Line is choreographed by Natalie Chernow. More information about the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami is available here.

The 'Pride of the Mountains' Marching Band, under the leadership of director David Starnes along with their Color Guard under the leadership of Bobby Richardson, will present their 2016 Production Show entitiled "Whee See You..." for the entertainment of the FMBC Audience. You can read more about this outstanding ensemble at their website.

HOW I SPENT MY SUMMER VACATION...

Looking for some interesting things to do this summer? We have a couple of suggestions...

MUSIC 'N MOTION - summer camps. These camps are designed to help your color guard and visual arts students perfect their skills - and also to introduce new members into the visual performance arts. There are two camps this summer - One in Orlando starting on June 10th, and a second camp in Tampa starting on July 8th. Click here to go to their website where you can register and/or get more information!

CSJA SUMMER FLORIDA CLINIC - Our business partner, the Central States Judges Association, provides trained judges to evaluate, adjudicate, and clinic Marching Bands all over the United States. They have been with us for many years, and their certified members judge at many FMBC Regional Shows as well as FMBC State Semi-Finals and Finals. They are presenting their annual Florida Clinic for Judges, Band Directors, and others who are interested in learning more about adjudication in Davenport Florida this year on June 19th. You must RSVP by contacting Katie Buelow. Lunch is available.

Katie asked us to emphasize that you MUST pre-register with her for this particular seminar. The location is in a secured area, and to gain admittance, your name must be on the preregistration list at the guard gate. For more information, click here or go to the CSJA Website.

FRAN KICK LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP - Band Director Ed Nagel at St. Cloud High School is presenting a unique motivational workshop on July 20th (Registration deadline is July 13th), designed to help develop leadership skills in your students. Fran Kick is noted for high energy presentations and provides an unforgetable workshop experience. Click here for more information from Ed, and click here for an application to participate at St. Cloud High School.

 
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FMBC 2016 CLASS SIZES

A (1 - 24 Winds)
2A (25-35 Winds)
3A (36-56 Winds)
4A (57-80 Winds)
5A (81 and Up Winds)


IMPORTANT LINKS
FOR FMBC SHOW HOSTS
 

ABOUT FMBC

The Florida Marching Band Coalition, FMBC, is a Florida-based, non-profit organization founded by long-time Florida residents, Cathy and the late Jon Kersten. Our sole focus is based on charitable and educational goals, and thereby providing a service to YOU!

Other than a small radministrative fee that covers the cost of the supplies we send to you and the maintanence of the website we use to promote your show, we never take a single dollar from our Regional Show Hosts. We are not using your Regional Show to raise money for our organization - we are committed to helping you raise money for yours! The profits from your FMBC show go 100% to your school to help support your band program.

FMBC 2016 SPONSORSHIPS

If you are interested in becoming a 2016 FMBC Sponsor, we would llike very much to speak with you. Contact Sandi Rosenblatt at FMBCState@gmail.com for information. You can even have your company or performing group recognized at FMBC Finals, along with a promotional video of shown on the 'big screen' between band performances at Tropicana Field.

 
 
 
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FMBC Finals Olympic Retreat as viewed from the Pressbox - Nov 21st, 2015 - Tropicana Dome, St. Petersburg Fl.
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ABOUT FMBC SCHOLARSHIPS

With the aid of Music 'n Motion summer camps and the Central States Judges Association (CSJA), FMBC offers Scholarship opportunities for FMBC participating Instrumentalists and Guard members, including our new FMBC Hall of Fame Scholarships, started in memory of John Rusnak. We extend our thanks for the support of the Cape Coral (charitable) Foundation in helping us get these scholarships launched!

Your support is greatly appreciated by FMBC and by the many gifted students who work so hard to excel in high school band and guard, and have dreams to advance their training in music and the visual arts. If you would like to help support any of tbe FMBC Scholarship Funds, contact our Executive Director, Cathy Kersten at our main office.

 
 
2016 KEY DATES
Deadine for Early-Entry participant discount & pre-season seeding.
March 31st
CSJA National Seminar for Judges
(Indianapolis)
April 30th
CSJA Summer Florida Clinic
Davenport Florida
For more information, click here
June 19th
Deadline for Sanctioned Regional Registration & Deposit
July 1st
Deadline for registration for the FMBC 2016 Summer Seminar.
TBD
2016 FMEA/FBA Summer Conference Hilton Inn - Daytona Beach
July 6th-8th
FMBC Summer Seminar
TBD
Sanctioned Regional Deadline for Declaring Judges for review
Aug 1st
CSJA Fall Seminar (Indianapolis)
For more information click here
Aug 13th
FMBC Review of Judges for Regional Shows Complete
Aug 15th
First FMBC Regionals of the Season
Sep 24th
Deadline for Revising/Correcting Class Size for Semi-Finals
TBD
FMBC Semi-Finals Entry Deadline
TBD
Deadline for receipt of applications for Jon Kersten Scholarships
TBD
FMBC Semi-Finals Program Information Deadline
TBD
FMBC Yearbook Photo Deadline
TBD
Deadline for advance discounted ticket and merchandise sales
TBD
FMBC State Semi-Finals and Finals Judges announced and Preliminary Schedule Released
TBD
FMBC State Semi-FInals Final Schedule Released
Nov 7th
FMBC CHAMPIONSHIPS!!
Nov 12th
 
 
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