........Register your band for FMBC Semi-Finals
   


FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL BAND
TO PERFORM AT FMBC FINALS!!

We are pleased to announce that the Florida International University Golden Panther Marching Band under the direction of Barry Bernhardt will be performing at the 2014 FMBC State Finals!!

OUR JULY 13th FMBC/CSJA SUMMER SEMINAR
WAS SIMULCAST AT OUR AFFILIATE IN
COLOMBIA, SOUTH AMERICA!!

Our FMBC/CSJA Summer Seminar in Orlando was viewed simultaneously by our 44 attendees in Florida and by attendees at our affiliate (CMBC) in Colombia, South America. The presentation and the questions were translated into Spanish and back to English as necessary as the seminar progressed. We again extend our thanks to Oak Ridge High School for the use of their outstanding state-of-the-art facilities which enabled this to take place.

The presentation by Katie Buelow and Aaron Robin of CSJA focused on the relationship between the music and the visual, and how a given piece of music can fit with various visual concepts to generate a high quality, interesting and entertaining show and how the relationship between the two would be evaluated and scored by trained and qualified adjudicators.

Cathy Kersten from FMBC also discussed some of the future plans for FMBC with the attendees.

 

FMBC SUMMER SEMINAR
Katie Buelow and Aaron Robin from CSJA answer a question raised by Tom Slaughter at the FMBC/CSJA 2014 Summer Seminar. Mike Phillips, seated, who is handling the technical details of the live web link to Colombia, looks on from the right.

ATTENTION FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL
& INDEPENDENT DRUM LINES!

There is a special event just for you now in the final planning stages! FMBC is working with our strategic partner, DCI, to coordinate an all-new event for us - the first FMBC-DCI 'Battle at the Beach' Drum Line Competition. The event will be held on the beachfront at Clearwater on November 21st 2014, the evening before FMBC Semi-Finals and Finals.

More details to follow...

 
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REGISTER YOUR BAND FOR
FMBC 2014 SEMI-FINALS

The OFFICIAL FMBC 2014 Registration form is available on line. Click HERE to Register your band to participate in FMBC 2014 Semi-Finals!

Remember that performance order is now heavily dependent on the date of your registration! (along with your score at an FMBC Regional Show).

A tip from one of the early registration bands - when you enter your contact phone number on the entry form, use dashes between the area code and the number (xxx-xxx-xxxx). Don't leave the dashes out or you may get an error message when you try to submit the form.

As in the past, there are two levels of Registration, Standard Registration or Premium Registration - you can choose which ever works best for your band. If your band moves on to Finals, you will receive either 20 wristbands (standard) or 30 wristbands (premium) for Finals. All other personnel needing to enter any gate will need to purchase entrance wristbands. The details are below;

STANDARD REGISTRATION
$450 includes;

- 5 Staff/Director Credentials for Semi-Finals and Finals and
- 20 Chaperone/parent/staff/prop movers/bus drivers passes for Semi-Finals only

OR

PREMIUM REGISTRATION
$750 includes;

- 10 Staff/Director Credentials for Semi-Finals and Finals and
- 30 Chaperone/parent/staff/prop movers/bus drivers passes for Semi-Finals only

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Band Directors, if you can't participate this coming year, but would like to be on (or stay on) our e-mail list, click here.

 

 
 

 

 
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FMBC Finals Olympic Retreat as viewed from the Pressbox - Nov 23, 2013 - Tropicana Dome, St. Petersburg Fl.
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2013 Finals Olympic Retreat 2
FMBC Finals Olympic Retreat as viewed from the Judges' Seats - Nov 23, 2013 - Tropicana Dome, St. Petersburg Fl.

FMBC SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2014

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.

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 tbe 2014 FMBC Scholarship Fund, contact our Executive Director, Cathy Kersten at our main office.

 
 
2014 KEY DATES
FMBC/BIMBC Island Contest of Champions in Nassau, Bahamas
March 29th
Deadine for Early-Entry participant discount & pre-season seeding.
April 1st
CSJA Spring Seminar and Training in 2014 FMBC Standards (Indianapolis)
April 26th
Deadline for registration for the FMBC 2014 Summer Seminar (Call or e-mail our home office).
July 1st
Deadline for Sanctioned Regional Registration & Deposit
July 1st
2014 FMEA/FBA Summer Convention Altamonte Springs (Orlando area)
July 10-12
2014 FMBC/CSJA Summer Seminar for Directors and Adudicators
(Oak Ridge HS, Orlando)
July 13
Sanctioned Regional Deadline for Declaring Judges for review
Aug 1st
CSJA Fall Seminar (Indianapolis)
Aug 10th
FMBC Review of Judges for Regional Shows Complete
Aug 25th
First FMBC Regionals of the Season
Sept 27th
Deadline for Revising/Correcting Class Size for Semi-Finals
Oct 27th
FMBC Semi-Finals Entry Deadline
Nov 1st
Deadline for receipt of applications for Jon Kersten Scholarships
Nov 2nd
FMBC Yearbook Photo Deadline
Nov 4th
Deadline for advance discounted ticket and merchandise sales
Nov 4th
FMBC Semi-Finals Program Information Deadline
Nov 7th
FMBC State Semi-Finals and Finals Schedule Finalized
Nov 17th
2014 DrumLine Beach Battle
Nov 21st
2014 FMBC CHAMPIONSHIPS!!
Nov 22nd
 
 
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