Neil Jenkins, Executive Director
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Join or Renew your FBA Membership
FBA is a component organization of FMEA and NAfME. Join or Renew your FMEA, NAfME, and FBA membership together from the FMEA website at FMEA.FLMusicEd.orgread more ...

In Memoriam: William Clyde Swatzell Jr.
In Memoriam: William Clyde Swatzell Jr.

William Clyde Swatzell Jr. passed away on Aug. 4, 2015. Clyde was a band director in Duval County for 35 years serving at Kirby Smith, Ribault High, Fletcher High and Sandalwood Junior High. His bands earned Superior ratings throughout his career at then the FBA contests. During this time he also was a member in the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Willis Page as a Clarinet player. He retired from teaching in 1983 but played in several other ensembles throughout the years. He loved performing and was a member of the Hungry Five Plus German Band. He directed the "Recycles", a group of retired musicians that wanted to perform again and relive memories of their past. He took up the banjo and founded the First Coast Banjo Band.


Latest Florida Bandmaster Available
The July 2015 Florida Bandmaster newsletter is now available, including minutes from the July Board of Directors meeting and general membership meeting. read more ...

Hall of Fame Weekend: November 7-8-2015
Held on the campus of Stetson University in DeLand, this event will include a banquet and two concerts to honor the Roll of Distrinction inductees Charles "Charlie" L. Carter (posthumous) and Clifford K. Madsen, and Hall of Fame inductee Gary Bottomley. read more ...

First District Meetings and All-State Audition Dates
Here is a list of the dates and locations of each district's first meeting and all-state auditions.  read more ...

How to be an Adjudicator

Nine-Star Honor Band
Here is the program from the Nine-Star Honor Band concert.  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 ...

State MPA Schedules

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

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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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Executive Director:
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