The Big Date Approaches ...


Registration for FMBC 2016 Semi-Finals is officially closed. Additional applications will only be accepted to fill open slots in the schedule. You can view the current list of registered bands, their tentative size class and their seeding number here.


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.

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A (1-24 Winds)
AA (25-35 Winds)
AAA (36-56 Winds)
AAAA (57-80 Winds)
AAAAA (81 and Up Winds)



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 administrative 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.


If you are interested in becoming a 2016 FMBC Sponsor, we would llike very much to speak with you. Contact Sandi Rosenblatt at 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.

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


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.

Deadine for Early-Entry participant discount & pre-season seeding.
March 31st
CSJA National Seminar for Judges
April 30th
CSJA Summer Florida Clinic
Davenport Florida
For more information, click here
June 19th
Deadline for Sanctioned Regional Registration & Deposit
July 1st
2016 FMEA/FBA Summer Conference Hilton Inn - Daytona Beach
July 6th-8th
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
Oct 20th
FMBC Semi-Finals Entry Deadline
Oct 25th
Deadline for receipt of applications for Jon Kersten Scholarships
Oct 26th
FMBC Semi-Finals Program Information Deadline
Oct 26th
FMBC Yearbook Photo Deadline
OCt 26th
Deadline for advance discounted ticket and merchandise sales
Oct 26th
FMBC State Semi-Finals and Finals Judges announced and Preliminary Schedule Released
Nov 4th
FMBC State Semi-FInals Final Schedule Released
Nov 7th
Nov 12th
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