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Marching Bands: Keeping Them Healthy and Safe

Marching Band Directors and Staff should be reminded that rehearsals associated with marching band are just as rigorous as athletic practice and deserve equal care. We recommend scheduling outdoor rehearsals during the early morning and evening to avoid the hottest part of the day, allow students to carry personal water bottles, and provide regular breaks to replenish water and cool off in the shade. See the articles below from BandDirector.com and the National Federation of State High School Associations

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Keeping them Healthy and Safe »

Calendar of Performances

FSMA provides opportunities for realistic and constructive program evaluation through the sponsorship of solo-ensemble and large group Music Performance Assessment (MPA) events organized by the Florida Bandmasters Association, Florida Orchestra Association, Florida Vocal Association, and the Florida Music Education Association. Most MPA events are open to the public, and the community is encouraged to attend.

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Virtual MPA Information

If your district will be conducting any Music Performance Assessments (MPAs) virtually this year, Here is all the information directors, district chairs, and adjudicators will need about entering, managing, and judging Virtual Music Performance Assessments.

Virtual MPA information »

Legislative Information

During the legislative sessions, FMEA & FSMA work to advocate on behalf of our members to protect and promote quality comprehensive music education in all Florida schools.

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2021 Florida Legislators (Excel) »

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2021 Florida Legislative Review »

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Music Education and Student Success

Music students have lower dropout rates, higher attendance rates, and higher graduation rates. Print and post this flyer in your school to spread the word!

Advocacy Flyer »

Music Job Bank

If your school has a music vacancy that you would like posted, please see the Job Bank over on the FMEA website. The FMEA Job Bank is a free service to Florida schools and teachers who would like to teach in Florida. Jobs listed there will automatically be deleted after 90 days, however you will receive an e-mail confirmation that includes a link to extend, edit, or remove your job posting.

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Mission Statement

The Mission of the Florida School Music Association is to provide leadership, advocacy, and services for school music programs in support of quality music education experiences for students.

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