North Marion High School Music Department

Aaron Janosa, Director

Kingdom of the Sun Marching Band Festival - FMBC

Greetings Directors,

North Marion High School is proud to announce the 2018 Kingdom of the Sun Marching Band Festival that will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2018 here at NMHS.

This is a Prelims/Finals event and is sanctioned by the Florida Marching Band Coalition (FMBC). Our event will feature five different competitive classes according to total winds and percussion numbers (All percussion including front ensemble). Performance order will be based on the postmark of your entry fee in each class. There will be a Judges Critique Session between prelims and finals for directors/staff. Finals will include class winners and the next five highest scores totaling ten bands in Finals. Awards will be given for both Prelims and Finals. Prelims will be limited to the first 18-20 bands who submit an online application ( and mail a $150 entrance fee. Judges will use the FMBC guidelines and we will have a qualified panel of approved adjudicators.

Registration Deadline:

Application along with $150 entry fee must be postmarked on or before Friday, October 192018.

Please make your check payable and mail to:

NMHS Band Boosters

151 W Hwy 329

Citra, FL 32113

We hope that you'll be able to attend the Kingdom of the Sun Marching Band Festival.

Many thanks,


Aaron Janosa, Director

2018 Registered Bands as of 10/19/18
West Port High School
Chiefland Middle High School
Trenton High School
Citrus High School
Lecanto High School
The Villages Charter High School
East Ridge High School
Oakleaf High School
P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School
Bradford High School
Tavares High School
Hernando High School
Crystal River High School
J.W. Mitchell High School

Confirmed Judges As Of 9/7/18
Ensemble Music - Aaron Robin
Individual Music - Robert Lewis
G.E. Music - Kendall Carrier
Individual Visual - James Jacobs
Ensemble Visual - John Burns
G.E. Visual - Kehan Knapp
Percussion - Paul Gansemer
Color Guard - Chris DeBoard
Drum Major - John Leschak

2017 Participating Bands
Bradford High School
Citrus High School
East Ridge High School
Fleming Island High School
Gainesville High School
Lecanto High School
Oakleaf High School
Orange Park High School
PK Yonge DRS
Santa Fe High School
Warner Christian Academy
West Port High School

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