BAND CAMP IS ON THE HORIZON!
HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GREAT SUMMER!

   


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.

FMBC SUMMER SEMINAR CANCELLED - Due to logistics issues there will be no FMBC Summer Seminar this year. The summer seminars will resume next season. Thanks for your understanding.

FMBC 2016 RULES CHANGES - There is only one rule change planned for 2016 that could affect performing ensembles - the rules for this coming season will permit use of a wired control system for managing your sound mixing on cart which can be located on the track or somewhere adjacent to the performance area, and permission will be added to allow a non-performing member to access that cart (as long as that individual does not enter the performance area) and make adjustments before and/or during the show, similar to those that could be made from a wireless device. All sounds must be initiated by performing members, though - the permission is primarily intended to allow bands that do not have wireless controls to use the less-expensive wired amplifiers and mixers in the same manner that they might use the wireless devices. This change had been requested by one of our performing groups, and we plan to implement it this season on a test basis. If it works well, we will make it a permanent part of our rules.

Although it does not affect performing ensembles, we want to advise show hosts that we will change our minimum mileage reimbursement for FMBC Adjudicators from 48.5 cents per mile to 50 cents per mile in keeping with the current FBA minimum mileage reimbursement for FBA MPA Adjudicators. Remember the DEADLINE for submitting your tentative list of adjudicators is AUGUST 1st!! There is a form on the show host page that you can use, or just send us a list by email. If you want to sent the list by email send it to either Chip Wood at SLOTE4@aol.com or to FMBC01@gmail.com. Chip will review your selections and advise you when the list is approved!

 
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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.

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

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
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
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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