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- Cathy's Insight: Week 1
Dear Band Enthusiasts, We are starting year 26 for FMBC...that's surreal to me. I still feel the excitement in the Fall season, when many are thinking "football", or "pumpkin spice", many MORE are thinking "Marching Band". You know, the best athletes perform at Half-time!! Locations have officially been set for the 2023 Championships, and you can begin to purchase your tickets for each event! Use this link to see each location and get more information --TICKET INFORMATION-- Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to our newly formatted blog & news section to stay up-to-date and informed about events, tips, and other important announcements throughout the year. Best of luck as you prepare and perform this season. Here we GOOOOO! - Cathy
- Season 26: Week 1 Recap
It was an incredible day at the Falcon Sound Marching Band Invitational, hosted by the Flanagan High School Falcon Sound Marching Band under the exceptional guidance of Sean Rees, and Kiethlyn Gilbert! 🏆 Congratulations to Our Grand Champions! 🏆 In the first half of the event, the Hialeah Gardens HS Gladiator Band soared to victory as the 1A/2A Grand Champions, leaving us in awe of their musical prowess and dedication. Congrats to the students, staff, and entire program under the direction of Joshua Guzman! For the second half, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS Eagle Regiment rose to the occasion and claimed the title of Grand Champions for the 3A/4A/5A Divisions by delivering a performance that left us speechless. Congrats to the students, staff, and entire program under the direction of Steve Rivero, Robert Rivero, and Dean Broadbent! We extend our heartfelt thanks to all the participating bands, directors, students, parents, and fans who made this event a resounding success. Your passion for the marching arts inspires us! ABOUT FMBC The Florida Marching Band Championships (FMBC) is a leading organization in the marching arts dedicated to the advancement of the marching arts in Florida. With a rich history of promoting musical excellence, FMBC provides a platform for young musicians to showcase their talent, learn, grow, and inspire others.
- 2023 FMBC State Championships registration is open!
Why should you register early? 1. Increase your odds of performing later at FMBC State prelims. Performance order at FMBC State prelims occurs in three Blocks. Block #1 consists of bands that register now through March 15. We then do a random draw for order, after March 15th. Block #2 is for the bands that register between March 16 and May 31. We then do a random draw for order after May 31st. Block #3 consists of any band that registers on or after June 1. The order for Block #3 is determined by postmark date of mailed checks, and/or date of online payment. By registering early, you increase your band’s odds of getting selected to perform towards the end of your class. 2. Save your band some money. “Block fees” increase over time. The first block (registering through March 15) costs $800; second block (registering between March 16 and May 31) is $825; 3rd block (June 1 and later) is $850. Register online at 2023 FMBC State Registration What’s new for FMBC State Championships in 2023? 1. We are going back to our roots. All FMBC Prelims and Finals performances (for all divisions) will take place on one day! Many directors voiced their desire for all prelims and finals performances to take place on the same day. We heard you loud and clear! 2. Prelims and Championships for all divisions is Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023. That’s right, we are moving FMBC Championships up a weekend. You asked for a little bit more time to prepare for your busy concert band season and you got it! 3. Prelims and Championships will take place in the Clearwater/St. Pete area in 2023. As with previous years, we will use a few of the larger high school stadiums in the area as our prelims sites. With more schools installing turf fields in the area, we feel confident we will provide a quality performance venue for all competing bands. Once we are contracted, we will let you know where FMBC Finals will take place. FMBC Regional host bands are currently sending in their applications for their sanctioning and the Fall FMBC season schedule will be posted as soon as possible. We hope you plan to join us for yet another fantastic FMBC marching band season. The NEXT 25 years will be exciting…don’t miss it!
- 2022 Championships Results: FINALS 1A, 4A, 5A
1A, 4A, 5A Results. Congrats to ALL Finalist Bands!! 1A Results: 🏆🥇Hialeah HS 🥈Barron Collier HS 🥉Calvary Christian HS 🏅Mater Academy 🏅Springstead HS 🏅Boca Raton HS 🏅Indian Rocks Christian School 🏅Lecanto HS 4A Results: 🏆🥇West Broward HS 🥈Oakleaf HS 🥉Fleming Island HS 🏅Oviedo HS 🏅University HS 5A Results: 🏆🥇Stoneman Douglas HS 🥈Windermere HS 🥉Palmetto Ridge HS 🏅William R Boone HS
- FIU to perform at FMBC Champs 2022!
The Wertheim Marching Band from Florida International University will be performing at FMBC State Championships, Saturday before Finals Retreat! Consisting of marching members from around the state, as well as nationally and internationally, The FIU Marching Band and Color Guard have many members who have graduated from FMBC programs and have represented our great state over the past 25 years. Always an entertaining ensemble, don’t miss the booming sounds and exciting visuals of The Wertheim Florida International University Marching Band!
- Florida Memorial University Marching Band: THE ROAR!
It is confirmed…the Florida Memorial University Marching Band will be joining FMBC on Sunday, November 20 to perform for our students and spectators!! The FMU Roar Marching Band will be performing at the conclusion of the 2A/TSB/3A Finals shows at 9:56PM! Don’t miss this EXCITING performance as well as our amazing FMBC groups! Tickets for FMBC Prelims & Finals are on sale now: http://fmbcstate.com/tickets/