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Kingdom of the Sun Marching Band Festival

We are excited to welcome students, families, and community supporters to the 34th annual

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

Hosted on October 28th, 2023 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 2022 - 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! 

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

Festival Adjudicators


Rhett Cox - GE/Individual

Ivan Wansley  - Ensemble/GE

Ron Lambert - Individual/Ensemble


Billy Saccomanno  - Ensemble/GE

Patrick Duncan  - GE/Individual

Aaron Stone - Individual/Ensemble


Vic Kulinski 

Color Guard

Greg Lake

Drum Major

John Leschak

Registered Bands

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