Band Director Resources
January 11th – February 28th
Early Registration/First block registration for 2017 State Semi-Finals is OPEN
March 1st – April 30th :
Second block registration
May 1st – June 30th :
Third block registration
July 1st – August 31st :
Fourth block registration
September 1st – October 15th :
Fifth block, Late Registration ENDS!
November 18th :
20 Year Anniversary, 2017 FMBC State Championships
Scholarship Criteria for The FMBC Scholarship Fund
The FMBC Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to college-bound high school seniors based on demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, school band or auxiliary involvement, and an express interest in pursuing music and/or performance education, through college and/or through performance entities such as Drum Corps International.
The students eligible for assistance must be graduating high school seniors who reside in Florida and are members of a band that is registered for and attends the FMBC State Semi-Finals.
The student intends to continue their education at a four-year college or university. Consideration will be given to academic achievement, financial need and the student’s involvement and commitment to their high school’s marching band.
Students should submit a scholarship application on the form that will be provided on the FMBC website by September 1st, 2017. The scholarship amounts awarded will be based on the funds available from sponsors and fundraisers.
The application deadline is October 1st. The deadline is the date after which applications will no longer be accepted. The FMBC Scholarship committee uses the postmarked date to determine mailed entries. This scholarship is not renewable and previous scholarship recipients cannot re-apply.
2016 Scholarship Winners
Jon C Kersten Memorial Scholarship Recipients
Emily Hyden, Santa Fe HS
Isabella Rojas, Nova HS
Luis Perdomo, St. Cloud HS
Justin Dudley, Jupiter HS
Savanna Mullins, Seminole HS
John Rusnak Memorial Scholarship Recipients
Claire Morante, Hialeah HS
Matt Lawrence, Calvary Christian HS
Claris Clealand, Somerset Academy
Cameron Ellis, John I Leonard
Anthony Mennella, Palm Beach Central HS
Benjamin Harbaugh, Buchholz HS
Music ‘n Motion Auxiliary Scholarship Recipients
Spencer Collins, Santa Fe HS
Autumn Soto, The Villages HS
Shania Lima, Hialeah HS
Kayla Wray, Somerset Academy
Gabby Mastromarion, Seminole HS
Courtney Hart, Stoneman Douglas HS
Championships & Seeding
FMBC Seeding process is based on Registration payment date, either by PayPal or Credit Card payment, or postmark date of check. You will be assigned numbers, in random order, with others received in your Block.
The 1st Block is Early Registration, received January 1st – February 28th.
2nd Block of Registration dates, received March 1st-April 30th .
3rd Block of Registration dates, received May 1st-June 30th.
4th Block of Registration dates, received July 1st-Aug. 31st.
5th Block of Registration dates, received Sep.1st-Oct. 15th, and Registration ENDS
For FMBC State Semi-Finals, each class is then arranged in performance order, chronologically in reverse order, with the smallest number performing last.