.........Welcome Back to School!

   


SEMI-FINALS SEEDING NUMBERS ARE POSTED

Directors, it is in your best interest to register your band for FMBC Semi-Finals as soon as you can in order to be eligible for the most convenient performance times. Paid applications for Semi-Finals are seeded on an as-received basis.

As in the past, your performance time at FMBC Semi-Finals is based on a combination of your score at a Regional Event, and your seeding number, with the earliest registrations going on last in their class. More information about seeding is in our Rules and Regulations.

To Register for FMBC State Semi-Finals, use this link;

FMBC 2015 SEMI-FINALS REGISTRATION

You can click through on the FINALS INFORMATION page or simply click HERE to view the seedings for 2015.

BEACH BATTLE
DRUM LINE COMPETITION

As we announced in January, we will once again be hosting the unique and exciting Battle at the Beach for Drum Lines the evening before state Semi-Finals and Finals.

You do not have to participate in FMBC Semi-Finals in order to participate in the Beach Battle. To register for the FMBC Beach Battle Drum Competition on the Friday evening before FMBC state Semi-Finals, use the link below;

FMBC 2015 BEACH BATTLE
DRUM LINE COMPETITION

2015 FMBC SEMI-FINALS CLASS SIZES

We have adjusted our class sizes slightly to try to get a more even balance in each size grouping. Size classes for 2015 will be;

1A - 1 to 24 Winds
2A - 25 to 35 Winds
3A - 36 to 56 Winds
4A - 57 to 80 Winds
5A- 81 Winds and up

2015 REGIONAL SHOW SCHEDULE

SHOW HOSTS - Please check the show schedule posted on the new REGIONAL EVENTS page and advise any changes or corrections by sending an e-mail to the FMBC Technical Coordinator at FMBC01@gmail.com

 
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DISCOUNTED BAND-FRIENDLY
HOTELS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
FOR FMBC FINALS WEEKEND !

Our friends at the Group Travel Network have negotiated discounted rates for FMBC Finals Weekend at several area hotels and motels. A complete list, along with contact information, is posted on our FMBC Finals Information Page.

When you contact these hotels, please let them know we recommended them so that these hotels will continue to work with us to provide discounted rooms in the future!

FMBC 2015 SPONSORSHIPS

If you are interested in becoming a 2015 FMBC Sponsor, we would llike very much to speak with you. Contact Sandi Rosenblatt at FMBCState@gmail.com for information.


 

FALL FMBC SCHEDULE

As our returning show hosts know, we strive to sanction shows on a priority basis based on seniority, but once a date is locked in on a school district calendar (and our calendar), it can become difficult or impossible to make changes.

Show dates are now posted, and we believe that all dates are now firm. We appreciate our show hosts working with us and working together to minimize overlap in each geographic area. Of course, some overlap is inevitable, but we do our best to help minimize this so that all of our regional shows can be successful.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
2014 FMBC FLORIDA CLASS CHAMPIONS

1A - Hialeah High School
2A - Seminole Ridge High School
3A - Jupiter High School
4A - Buchholz High School
5A - Park Vista High School

and to our

2014 BEACH BATTLE DRUM LINE
COMPETITION WINNER

Barron Collier High School

 

ABOUT FMBC

The Florida Marching Band Coalition, FMBC, is a Florida-based, non-profit organization founded by Jon and Cathy Kersten of Apopka Florida. Our sole focus is providing a service to YOU! We never take a single dollar from our regional show hosts (other than a small registration fee that covers the cost of the supplies). We are not raising 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 Finals Retreat 2014
FMBC Finals Olympic Retreat as viewed from the Pressbox - Nov 22, 2014 - Tropicana Dome, St. Petersburg Fl.
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FMBC SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2015

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.

 
 
2015 KEY DATES
Deadine for Early-Entry participant discount & pre-season seeding.
April 1st
CSJA Spring Seminar and Training in 2015 FMBC Standards (Indianapolis)
May 2nd
Deadline for registration for the FMBC 2015 Summer Seminar.
July 1st
Deadline for Sanctioned Regional Registration & Deposit
July 1st
2015 FMEA/FBA Summer Convention Daytona Beach
July 8th-10th
FMBC Summer Seminar (10:30 AM - Hampton Inn in Apopka)
July 11th
CSJA Summer Clinic (8:30 AM
Springstead HS, Spring Hilll)
July 18th
Sanctioned Regional Deadline for Declaring Judges for review
Aug 1st
CSJA Fall Seminar (Indianapolis)
Aug 8th
FMBC Review of Judges for Regional Shows Complete
Aug 15th
First FMBC Regionals of the Season
Sept 26th
Deadline for Revising/Correcting Class Size for Semi-Finals
Oct 27th
FMBC Semi-Finals Entry Deadline
Nov 2nd
Deadline for receipt of applications for Jon Kersten Scholarships
Nov 2nd
FMBC Yearbook Photo Deadline
Nov 2nd
Deadline for advance discounted ticket and merchandise sales
Nov 2nd
FMBC Semi-Finals Program Information Deadline
Nov 7th
FMBC State Semi-Finals and Finals Judges announced and Schedule Finalized
Nov 12th
2015 Drum Line Beach Battle
Nov 20th
2015 FMBC CHAMPIONSHIPS!!
Nov 21st
 
 
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