Neil Jenkins, Executive Director
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Marching MPA Schedules
For those wishing to attend your local High School Marching Band Music Performance Assessment, please see the Schedule of Events and click the "Program/Schedule" link for the location near you.  read more ...

In Memoriam: Samuel Harvey McCreary
In Memoriam: Samuel Harvey McCreary

Retired band director from Duval County Public Schools, Samuel McCreary passed away on October 2, 2014. A native of Pensacola, he received a Bachelor degree in Music Education from Florida A&M University and later a Master of Art degree in Music Education from Jacksonville University. Samuel was the band director at William M. Raines High School, Lee High School, Sandalwood High School, Lakeshore Middle School and Northwestern Middle School, as well as Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale and Booker T. Washington High School in Pensacola. After he retired, he was an adjunct professor at Edward Waters College teaching Applied Brasswind Instruments. He will be deeply missed by a myriad of family, friends, colleagues and students.

 

Hall of Fame
The 25th Annual FBA Hall of Fame Weekend will be held on the campus of Stetson University in DeLand November 15-16, 2014. This event will include a banquet and two concerts to honor the Roll of Distinction inductee Gary Langford and Hall of Fame inductees Dean Cassels (posthumous) and Randy Sonntag.  read more ...

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 ...

2015 State MPA Dates
State S&E North: March 23-24, 2015 (Buchholz HS, Gainesville)
State S&E South: March 26-27, 2015 (Stoneman Douglas HS, Parkland)
State S&E Central: March 30-April 1, 2015 (Tenoroc HS, Lakeland)

State Band North-East: April 20-22, 2015 (Daytona Beach State College-News Journal Center)
State Band North-West: May 1-2, 2015 (Northwest Florida State College) - Tentative
State Band Central: April 30 & May 2, 2015 (Florida Southern College)
State Band Central: May 1, 2015 (Vero Beach HS)
State Band South: April 29-30, May 1, 2015 

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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