Dear Directors and parent reps,

I know many of you are busy learning your shows at rehearsals and camps, and others are working on details for the trip to South Florida in November.

First bit of information to be shared is that we are going with the 2 Days of events for FMBC State Championships, similar to last year. 1A, 4A and 5A will perform on Saturday, during the day, for prelims, and then a combined Finals evening will feature finalist bands from 1A, 4A and 5A. Sunday will be 2A and 3A bands in prelims, and will feature a Finals  event with 2A and 3A bands in the evening.

There will be a couple “satellite sites” like in the past, for prelims performances, then bands will come together at one site for Finals, on both Saturday and Sunday. We’ll be ready to announce those as contracts are signed. They will be in the Broward County area. As soon as they are secured, we will reach out to everyone and let you know.

As you start looking for Hotels, we have our partner/sponsor company Box5  Events, who has scoured the area and has great rates at some Band friendly hotels. Click on his link, for more knowledgeable hotel information.

November 19th-20th will be here sooner than we know…so keep marching on!!


Cathy Kersten

Executive Director, FMBC