Going into this season, band captain Hanna Borntreger thought this would be her second normal year.
Bands across the area traveled to Manatee High School to perform 7-minute shows on which they've labored for as much as four months.
It's the time of the year many students in the area crave: the yearly FBA MPA on the Suncoast.
When you listen to the Mighty Sailor Band’s halftime in 2022, they’re quite the classy group of sailors.
The Florida Bandmasters Association is back with their annual Marching Performance Assessment in the Suncoast area, being held at Manatee High.
It's so cruel that it's taken so long to see the Marching Noles play their halftime show. But you might find it devilishly worth the wait.
Their halftime show is no secret.
It's the luck of the... Scottish?
“Everything that we were doing meant something. Our work was transferring."
Lakewood Ranch High's marching band finally decided its future lies beyond the yellow brick road.
Booker High's marching band season revolves around two woman leaders.
A "Fresh" take on the 1990s. This is a story all about how it happened.
The FBA MPAs are back, and Suncoast bands are ready to perform and dazzle you.
SARASOTA -The Sarasota High marching band is building a bridge over a whole lot of trouble., trouble that couldn't stop a championship performance. The Marching Band of Pirates were plundered. COVID diminished the band’s numbers; there was no normal
During our Band of the Week series, we’ve shown how Suncoast bands have had to rebuild after 2020. But what do you do when you’re the defending 3-in-a-row state champion Braden River – when half the band wasn’t even there during any of those wins?
The path was uncertain for the Bobcats, but sometimes the uncertain path isn't a bad one.
COVID was a big enough wrench in their plans, but the Marching Indians also lost their beloved band director.
Normal feels different for the Riverview High Marching Band, for all the right reasons.
ENGLEWOOD - Change came quickly for the Lemon Bay High Marching Manta Rays.
Braden River Rises... as they're grand champions for the third year in a row.
This year's seniors in the Braden River marching band remember missing their goal as freshmen... before they achieved massive success their sophomore and junior years. A Braden River rises.
He receives a big offer to open a new school and takes it until deciding the time wasn't right. For your Band of the Week, Marco La Manno shows how heartbreak led the Marching Mustangs' band director to stay at Lakewood Ranch.
The marching band seniors at North Port will rock you one last time this football season as they say goodbye to their beloved band director.
The Booker High Marching Band prides itself on unique shows, and this year wants to burn it all down.
BRADENTON - There's not much crossover between marching band and football; you choose to do one and can't juggle both. Saxophone section leader and junior Matthew Thomason juggles both. It's his first year marching at Southeast, but he played in other ban