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

   


FMBC EARLY REGISTRATION SEEDING NUMBERS

Seeding for bands registered prior to April 1 was determined, as always, by random draw. You can view the results of the early registration draw here.

Standard Registration for FMBC 2016 Semi-Finals is now open. Registration Fees can be paid with Credit Card, Check, or using PayPal.

Here is the link for Registration;

2016 FMBC SEMI-FINALS REGISTRATION FORM

Event Date - November 12th, 2016
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2016 FMBC CHAMPIONSHIP GUEST BANDS

We are proud to announce the first of our College Guest Bands for Championships... and it is the outstanding, nationally known 'Band of the Hour' from the University of Miami's Frost School of Music, under the direction of Jay C. Rees, along with their Flag Line and the Hurricanette Dance Line, choreographed by Natalie Chernow.

The Frost Band of the Hour has a history and tradition spanning close to 90 years, with performances at national bowl games and international competitions and events. Today’s Frost Band of the Hour is the live soundtrack at Miami Hurricanes events, supporting the university with the highest level of showmanship, integrity and innovation – a collegiate athletic band for the new millennium.

More information about the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami is available here.

FMBC 2016 REGIONAL SHOWS

For 2016, we have divided the Central Florida Region into two Regions, one region centering around the Tampa metroplex, and a second region centered around the greater Orlando area. Dan Dubay will continue to manage the Tampa area, and Brian Fisher will be the new Regional Manager for Central Florida.

Most of our 2016 Regional Shows are now listed on our Regional Events Page. Some changes are still possible, as schools finalize their fall schedules for Homecoming, etc., but the show dates posted are a great planning tool for you as you set up your fall Marching Band Schedule.

Please note that our FMBC State Semi-Finals and Finals are a week earlier this year as we were able to confirm the earlier date for 2016 with the Tropicana Dome.

SEMI-FINALS SITES - In 2016 FMBC will add one additional semi-finals site in order to allow all size classes to finish their semi-finals performances earlier, and thus allow more time for Finalist bands to get to Tropicana Field.

In addition we plan to rotate the Semi-Finals sites so that every size class has a chance (every 5 years) to display their Semi-Finals performance in the Tropicana Field Stadium!

 
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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 registration 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.

 
 
 
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) For More Information, click here
April 30th
Deadline for registration for the FMBC 2016 Summer Seminar.
TBD
Deadline for Sanctioned Regional Registration & Deposit
July 1st
2016 FMEA/FBA Summer Conference Hilton Inn - Daytona Beach
July 6th-8th
FMBC Summer Seminar
TBD
CSJA Summer Florida Clinic
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
TBD
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
TBD
FMBC CHAMPIONSHIPS!!
TBD
 
 
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