Florida's Music Festival You Make Your Own

The Sunshine State Awaits Your Arrival

Welcome to Sunshine State Music Festivals where we are dedicated to offering a unique performance opportunity for you and your students – beginning THIS YEAR with band, and then following soon with orchestra, chorus or auxiliaries performance opportunities. We have everything to make your experience YOURS.

Sunshine State Music Festivals facilitates an educational experience for your students on stage, but then YOU choose what fun activities to do while you’re visiting.  Visit Florida’s beautiful beaches, play all day at the ‘Mouse House,’ experience history at the Kennedy Space Center or just enjoy the inviting Florida weather. If a well-deserved spring trip to the Sunshine state is in your group’s future, and you are looking for the ideal performance platform, Sunshine State Music Festivals is for you!

Learn More About the Florida State Championships

One of the special features offered to Florida’s own groups is the opportunity to perform and rank within the state itself. This is a unique experience to let your groups spend time with their peers from neighboring counties and schools, learn from one another and enjoy the experience together.  Sunshine State Music Festivals will crown both a regional and state champion.

2013 Inaugural Concert Band Festivals

We are kicking off the new year by offering the Concert Band Festivals, the first of many performance opportunities for all of your ensembles and pageantry groups.

A Look at Your Concert Band Festival Experience:

  • Each concert band is given a 30 minute performance slot that includes set-up, tuning, and our “up close & personal” on-stage clinic at the conclusion of your performance.
  • There is no required music list.  
  • Non-adjudicated pieces are not allowed.  
  • All groups should perform two (2) compositions of the director’s choice.  
  • Three (3) original conductor’s scores for each selection must be provided to the judges.  
  • For bands performing grade five (5) or six (6) music may request additional performance time. 

The 2013 SSMF season will offer two (2) regional performance locations to choose from.

More Details Here

Concert Bands

What best showcases your ensemble?  You decide which two selections your band will play for adjudication - no need to pick from a pre-determined list.
Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do!  You choose which three selections any choir event will perform for adjudication - no need to pick from a pre-determined list.


All eyes on the auxiliary as they entertain with their visual flair and graceful dance. Chooses your group's favorite routine - no need to pick from a pre-determined list.


Ode to your Orchestra! You decide which two selections your orchestra will play at our festival - no need to pick from a pre-determined list.