BRADENTON (SNN TV) - It's the time of the year many students in the area crave: the yearly FBA MPA on the Suncoast.

It's when student musicians get to showcase for their local area their halftime show, something they've been working on since July and August.

For some bands, this is one of a number of evaluations until the state championships in November. For others, this is one of their last major performances for their season. You can expect to see nearly all high school marching bands in the area perform their halftime shows, and if you've seen any of them perform this season, you're likely to their shows more refined -- bands have been working on their shows since July and August.

If you'd like to attend, the FBA MPA is at Manatee High School today. The first performance begins at around 3:30 p.m., and the evaluation results will be after 9:15 that evening.