Posted Thursday, January 23, 2014
Frederick Davenport Hollis III, of Crawfordville, died in Tallahassee on December 16, 2013 after a brief illness. He graduated from Pelham High School and attended Florida State University with a major in Music Education. Fred joined the U.S. Army Band at Fort Myer, Virginia (Washington) where he served for three years performing in both the ceremonial band at Arlington Cemetery and the U.S. Army Concert Band. After living and playing his tuba in New York, he returned to Tallahassee and joined the faculty at Fairview Middle School where he taught band for thirty years. Fred was a founding member of the Tallahassee Winds, playing in the Tuba section, and was active in the Florida Bandmasters Association for many years. A celebration of his life will be held in the spring at the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge.
Posted Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Nomination information is now available for the 2014 Nine Star Honor Band, and honor band for current 9th graders that rehearses and performs as part of the FBA Summer Convention. read more ...
Posted Friday, December 20, 2013
Information on the process and application for becoming an FBA Adjudicator. read more ...
Posted Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Be sure to check out the great work the FBA Legacy Committee has been doing to preserve the legacy of some of our state's greatest retired band directors. Joe Krienes
was just added and new videos are being added all the time, so check back often! read more ...
Posted Thursday, May 16, 2013
State S&E Central Site - March 20-22, 2014 - Seminole High School, Sanford
State S&E North Site - March 24-25, 2014 - Buchholz HS, Gainesville
State S&E South Site - March 27-28, 2014 - Barron Collier HS, Naples
State Band Northeast Site - April 21, 22, 23, 2014 - Daytona Beach State College (News Journal Center)
State Band Northwest Site - April 23, 24, 2014 - Tallahassee Community College
State Band Central Site - May 1, 2, 3, 2014 - USF (Tampa)
State Band South Site - April 30-May 1, 2, 2014 - FIU (Miami)
Posted Saturday, February 9, 2013
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 ...