Florida FMBC is excited about several changes being offered for 2004, including a new "Show Band" class as well as changes to the format of the championship event.
Florida High School Bands who choose to participate qualify for Florida's FMBC State Championships by achieving a Superior or Distinction rating at one of nearly 30 Regional qualifying competitions held during September, October and early November in different parts of Florida.
The new "Show Band" class has been created to allow traditional bands the opportunity to compete with adjudication sheets designed specifically for their style of presentation. Many Regional Events will offer this new opportunity for participation. See the FMBC website at FloridaBandTournament.com for more information.
Classification sizes have been changed this year and are now defined as follows: 1A (1-30 winds), 2A (31-50 winds), 3A (51-70 winds), 4A (71-90 winds), 5A (91 winds and up).
At FMBC Championships the semi-finals/finals format has been renamed the State Class Championships and Tournament Finals. This year's FMBC Championships will utilize three competition sites instead of two sites as in previous years. Class 1A/2A will be at one site, 3A/4A will be at another, and a new third site will host the 5A/Show Band classes.
The top five scoring bands plus any non-top five Class Champion from each of the three sites will advance to the Tournament Finals. The Show Band champion will perform last in exhibition at the Tournament Finals.
FMBC hopes that participants will look to the fall as an expanded opportunity for recognition of their program's achievement. They hope to see you at some of their outstanding events!
STATE CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS SHOW CLASS 70.20 Eastside CLASS A 84.45 Olympic Heights* 79.90 Citrus* 78.00 Kings Academy* 76.30 Baldwin 75.15 Hernando 74.55 Trinity Christian 72.84 Charlotte 69.65 Indian Rocks 69.14 Chiefland 65.84 Keystone Heights CLASS AA 91.06 Eastlake* 90.83 Santa Fe* 89.24 Gainesville* 86.95 Coral Park* 86.95 Miami Springs* 84.46 Clearwater 83.31 Felix Varella 81.78 Northside Christian 81.32 Springstead 81.31 Lake Worth 80.34 Boca Raton 80.32 Largo 77.70 Immokalee 75.75 Boca Ciega 74.46 Fernandina Beach 74.39 Countryside 74.31 Pensacola 73.66 Wharton 73.35 Lecanto 72.37 Spanish River 70.65 Northeast 70.60 Taylor County 69.88 Central 66.86 Nature Coast 65.72 Pine Forest Cocoa Beach CLASS AAA 86.15 Mariner* 79.25 Lake Howell* 77.30 Barbara Goleman 75.45 Osceola 75.10 Chamberlain 73.90 Sarasota 72.70 North Marion 72.55 St. Augustine 72.25 Royal Palm Beach 68.95 Land O' Lakes 65.50 Duncan Fletcher CLASS AAAA 87.30 Stoneman Douglas* 86.65 Cypress Creek* 86.48 Timber Creek* 86.15 West Boca Community* 85.95 Santaluces* 85.20 Flanagan 80.20 Sandlewood 79.60 Coral Reef 79.45 Lincoln 74.35 Eastridge 73.25 Newsome 71.88 Gateway CLASS AAAAA 87.80 Choctawhatchee* 86.80 Cooper City* 85.65 Winter Park* 85.08 Tate* 84.30 Durant* 81.63 University 80.65 Lakewood Ranch 77.41 North Fort Myers 74.40 Southfork *Qualified for finals TOURNAMENT FINALS Finals were cancelled due to rain.
- There are nearly 30 Regional FMBC competitions held in Florida. Bands that achieve a qualifying score at these events are eligible to participate in the State Championships. Complete score recaps will be posted on the FMBC website.
Official Web Site FloridaBandTournament.com
Jon Kersten, FMBC Executive Director, Phone 407-889-7024