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Nine-Star Honor Band
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F. Lewis Jones
F. Lewis Jones

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of F. Lewis Jones, who passed away peacefully with family near him on July 3, 2015. He was a true legend, hero, and mentor to music educators throughout the state of Florida. Most of Lewis’ career has been marked by service to his students and to the professional leadership and administrative aspects of Florida music education. He was a district secretary for FBA after just 2 years of teaching and later became a district chairman. He was President of the Florida Bandmasters Association in 1972-1973 and then elected as President-Elect for FMEA where he served as President in 1975-1979. Lewis was very involved in the planning, organization, and institution of the Florida School Music Association. In 2000 he retired from serving as the Executive Director of the Florida Bandmasters Association for 17 years. Most recently he served as an adjunct assistant professor of music education at Florida State University, observing and supervising student teachers during their internships. He was inducted into the FBA Hall of Fame in 1995 and the FMEA Hall of Fame in 1997, and the FSU Marching Chiefs Alumni Wall-of-Fame in 2002. Those who knew Lewis describe him as a giant in our profession, an inspirational leader, a gentle giant, and an extremely wise and kind man with a voice that could be recognized a mile away. A true legend, he will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made ot the Florida United Methodist Children's Home MadisonYouth Ranch, PO Box 38 Pinetta, FL 32350, or to the Leon Band Foundation, 550 E. Tennessee St, Tallahassee FL 32308.

A memorial service with visitation immediately following will be held at John Wesley United Methodist Church, Saturday, July 18th at 1:00 pm. 

September 2014 Interview with F. Lewis Jones by Steve Kelly in the Florida Music Director

FBA Legacy Project Interview with F. Lewis Jones

 

All-State Auditions
Audition requirements for the 2015-2016 FBA All-State Ensembles are now posted. Please note that some books being used this year are different editions than in past years.
UPDATE 5/7/2015: The Symphonic Band Trumpet technical exercise has been changed. read more ...

State MPA Schedules

State Concert MPA Schedules and Programs are available from the FSMA Calendar of Events.

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All-State Results
All-State Results are now availble. You will need your FMEA username and password to access them.   read more ...

Legacy Project
Interviews with Jesse Pearl, Jim Sammons, Frank Howes, Steve Ogilvie, George Walters, Bert Creswell, Ken Williams, Don Jennings, Bill Cannon and Penny Janoowski have been recently added.    read more ...

Best Practices Report
The following documents present the findings of a select committee which was formed to describe a band program that represents policies, procedures, and fundamentals that can be defined as Best Practices in Florida school band programs. read more ...


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