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In Memoriam: Dr. Bobby Adams
In Memoriam: Dr. Bobby Adams

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of Dr. Bobby Adams, Director of Bands Emeritus at Stetson University. Dr. Adams was a past president of the Florida Music Educators Association and the Florida Bandmasters Association. He taught in the public schools of Indiana and Florida for 25 years before joining the faculty of Stetson University in 1987. In 2005 he was inducted into both the FBA Hall of Fame and Roll of Distinction. Please keep his wife Ann and the family in your thoughts. As arrangements come together to honor this great man, we will pass them along.

 

The Florida Bandmaster
The May 2015 issue of The Florida Bandmaster newsletter is now posted, including minutes from the May meeting of the Board of Directors. read more ...

In Memoriam: Louis Lyda
In Memoriam: Louis Lyda
Louis Madison Lyda, II, 62, of Panama City, passed away May 14, 2015 surrounded by his loved ones. Mr. Lyda is best known for his almost 40-year teaching career as a band director. He taught at Everitt Junior High, Rosenwald Junior High, Roulhac Middle School and for the last 27 years of his career at Merritt Brown Middle School. He served as a band and solo and ensemble adjudicator throughout the state of Florida, was a member of the Florida Music Educators Association, Florida Bandmasters Association, and was an elected member of the American School Band Directors Association. Mr. Lyda found great joy teaching and in the accomplishments of his students. 

Call for Solo/Ensemble Submissions
The FBA Solo and Ensemble Music Committee is now accepting submissions of both solo and ensemble literature for our music list. read more ...

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 ...

Nine-Star Honor Band Results
Here is the roster for the 2015 Nine-Star Honor Band. See the Summer Conference page for registration and schedule information. read more ...

Summer Conference July 9-10

Adjudication Certification

Adjudication workshops will be held on Wednesday July 8, 2015 at the Daytona Beach Hilton Oceanfront. Please fill out the appropriate form to reserve your spot, but do not send payment in advance. 

 

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 ...

How to be an Adjudicator

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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