Kingdom of the Sun Marching Band Festival

We are excited to welcome students, families, and community supporters to the 33rd annual

Kingdom of the Sun Marching Band Festival - an FMBC sanctioned regional competition.

Hosted on November 12, 2022 at North Marion High School in Citra - conveniently located in North Central Florida. Registration fee is $200.



See below for a sample Director's Pack from 2021 - a few highlights: 

  • General admission is $12/adult, $10/student - Children under 5 are free and parking is free!

    • Spectators: please park in the Football Stadium parking lot​

  • Fresh concessions meals and several food/dessert vendors all day!

  • Brand new cafeteria on campus for additional seating and hospitality. 

  • Prelims-Finals format - critique with adjudicators after prelims. 

Festival Adjudicators


Bill Pirzer - GE/Individual

Jeff Mills - Individual/Ensemble

Ivan Wansley - Ensemble/GE


Alan Smith - Ensemble/GE

Dan DuBay - GE/Individual

Daniel Eger - Individual/Ensemble


Jeremy Langford

Color Guard

Billy Saccomanno

Drum Major

John Leschak

Registered Bands

Central High School

Citrus High School

Santa Fe High School

Trenton Middle-High School

Vanguard High School

Bell Jr. Sr. High School

Cypress Creek High School

The Villages High School

Duncan U. Fletcher High School


East Ridge High School

Riverview High School