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The Championship

  • The Florida Marching Band Championships is an annual competition for high school marching bands throughout the state of Florida. It is a showcase of talent, creativity, and dedication, where bands compete to win top honors and recognition.    

  • The championship competition is divided into different classes based on band size (ranging from 1A-5A). Bands are seeded into different performance time slots based on their registration post-mark, and then further by a drawing prior to the season. All participants will perform during their preliminary competition at satellite show sites, and then the top bands from each prelims event will move on to the finals competition later that evening.


  • To participate in the Florida Marching Band Championships, your band must attend a minimum of one FMBC "Sanctioned" Regional and meet the competition guidelines. Registration typically opens in the summer, and the competition is held in November.   

  • To participate at the Florida Marching Band Championships, your ensemble must register online, and then you will receive more information about how to participate in regional events to meet all requirements for State Championships.

  • More information coming soon!

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Crowning State Champions

Every year, the FMBC Season culminates with the State Championship event where thousands of students from around the State of Florida perform their shows in one final display of perfection, and compete for rankings and the title of State Champions.

2023 State Championships

Date Information

November 11th, 2023

Location Information

Clearwater, FL

1A Prelims - Countryside HS | Site Map

2A/Traditional Prelims - Plant HS | Site Map

3A Prelims - Steinbrenner HS | Site Map

4/5A Prelims - Clearwater HS | Site Map

ALL Finals - Clearwater HS | Site Map

Travel & Lodging

Coming Soon!

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