2005 State Championships
FMBC is proud to announce the securing of Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL for the Novenber 19th FMBC State Championships. FMBC will be also securing discounted tickets for those units wishing to go to Busch Gardens on Sunday. We are working with the Pinellas County Convention and Visitors Bureau to reserve hotel rooms at a discounted rate for all bands needing to stay overnight.
FMBC asks for all interested participants to register and pay early for the State Semi-Finals Event this year to help us meet our payment schedule to this great but expensive facility. New Class structure and guidelines that were revised at our meeting in Tampa during FMEA will be posted soon. Seeding for this year's event will be by postmark and level of acheivement and not highest score from the season. Also, there will be no more open finals but the top 5 from each class going to finals in the dome for there individual 2005 FMBC State Class Championships.
Class Championship Sites Selected
Congratulations to the following locations who will be hosting the 2005 FMBC Class Championships:
A-AAA East Lake HS
AA-AAAA Lakewood Ranch HS
AAAAA Tropicana Field
FMBC 2005 Scholarship Winners
FMBC would like to congratulate the recipients of the 2005 FMBC/CSJA Educational Assistance Awards. The following students, all 4-year seniors planning to continue their music studies in college, were selected;
1A - Corey Vervecke - Charlotte HS (Ken Trapp and Bob Quatman, Directors)
2A - Kristen Davis - Lecanto HS (Tark M. Katzenmeyer, Director)
3A - Juan Berrios - Osceola/Kissimmee HS (David Scheirer, Director)
4A - Michael Murphy - Sarasota HS (Josh Blair, Director)
5A - Joseph Sheets - Lincoln HS (Alex Kaminsky, Director)
Please feel free to call the FMBC office for clarification of any of the above changes.