REGISTER FOR FMBC 2017 NOW !!

   

2016 is already history, and we are about to embark on a New Year filled with excitement and promise. FMBC is busy preparing for the 2017 FMBC Championships, and we are ready to receive your 2017 State Semi-Finals Registration Now!

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REGISTER YOUR BAND NOW
FOR FMBC 2017 Semi-Finals HERE!

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Early Registration gives your band the opportunity to perform later at Semi-Finals, as well as providing an early registration discount for your music program.

We thank the many participating directors, their staff, and even a couple of student leaders who responded to our survey. You provided valuable information that we will use as we prepare to make 2017 the best year ever for the Florida Marching Band Tournament. Many of your ideas and suggestions will be incorporated into our plans for 2017.

Here are some facts about 2016 for the record books...

239 High Schools participated in FMBC Events
10,278 people attended FMBC Championships
Over $5,800 was awarded in Scholarships by FMBC

FMBC CLASS CHAMPIONS FOR 2016

1-A - Mater Academy
2-A - Northside Christian
3-A - Palm Beach Central
4-A - Jupiter
5-A Park Vista

2016 FMBC SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

JON C KERSTEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS...

Emily Hyden, Santa Fe HS
Isabelle Rojas, Nova HS
Luis Perdomo, St. Cloud HS
Justin Dudley, Jupiter HS
Savanna Mullins, Seminole HS

JOHN RUSNAK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS...

Claire Morante, Hialeah HS
Matt Lawrence , Calvary Christian HS
Claris Clealand , Somerset Academy
Cameron Ellis , John I Leonard HS
Anthony Mennella , Palm Beach Central HS
Benjamin Harbaugh, Buchhols HS

MUSIC 'n MOTION AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIPS...

Spencer Collins, Santa Fe HS
Autumn Soto, The Villages HS
Shania Lima , Hialeah HS
Kayla Wray, Somerset Academy
Gabby Mastromarion, Seminole HS
Courtney Hart, Stoneman Douglas HS

FMBC 2017 CLASS SIZES

Following a suggestion from one of the respondents to our survey, we are making a change. FMBC 2017 Class Sizes will include Percussion in the count of participating band members. The exact breakdown of class sizes has not yet been determined, but will be announced this summer.

 
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2017 FMBC SEMI-FINALS
AND FINALS DATE SET!!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!

FMBC Semi-Finals and Finals will be held on Saturday, November 18th 2017.


 
 
NEW 2017 FMBC WEBSITE

This is the last update of our Website in its present format and at its present server location. We are proud to introduce a totally new and revised website, designed for FMBC by NCompassDesigns. Although the Website is still under development as of the date of this writing, you can preview of our new site at FMBCState.com!

Our present Web Master is retiring at the end of January (we call it 'Aging Out,') and Rich Vianno will be our new Web Master effective February 1st.

FMBC 2017 SPONSORSHIPS

If you are interested in becoming a 2017 FMBC Sponsor, we would llike very much to speak with you. Contact Sandi 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.

 

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 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.

   
FMBC 2016 Finals Retreat
FMBC Finals Olympic Retreat as viewed from the Pressbox - Nov 12th, 2016 - 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.

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.

 
 
2017 KEY DATES
FMEA Professional Development Conference and Convention
Jan 11th-19th
2017 FMBC Early Registration Ends
Mar 31
2017 FMBC Standard Registration
Apr 1 - Aug 31
2017 FMBC Late Registration
Sep 1 - Oct 15
Deadline for Sanctioned Regional Registration & Deposit
July 1st
DCI Orlando
July 8th
FMBC Summer Training Session
July 8th
DCI at Jupiter High School
July 10th
2017 FBA Summer Conference
Hilton Inn - St. Petersburg Bayfront
July 17th-19th
Sanctioned Regional Deadline for Declaring Judges for review
Aug 1st
FMBC Review of Judges for Regional Shows Complete
Aug 15th
First FMBC Regionals of the Season
TBA
Application Form for
2017 FMBC Scholarships Available
Sep 1st
Deadline for receipt of applications for Jon Kersten Scholarships
Oct 1st
Deadline for Revising/Correcting Class Size for Semi-Finals
Oct 16th
FMBC Semi-Finals Program Information Deadline
Oct 21st
FMBC Yearbook Photo Deadline
Oct 21st
Deadline for advance discounted ticket and merchandise sales
Oct 21st
FMBC State Semi-Finals
Preliminary Schedule Released
Nov 11th
FMBC State Semi-Finals
Judges Announced
Nov 11th
FMBC State Semi-FInals Final Schedule Released
Nov 12th
2017 FMBC CHAMPIONSHIPS!!
Nov 18th
 
 
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