The University Classic is an FMBC regional competition. Marching ensembles from around the State of Florida (and beyond) gather to perform in front of an enthusiastic crowd and are adjudicated by a hand-picked team of professional musicians and designers. The bands compete for a variety of prizes and recognitions in a friendly and positive atmosphere. After performing, each band receives video and audio commentary on their show to help them continue to improve.
Since 2004, dozens of bands have entertained and impressed audiences with the amazing results of countless hours of hard work and dedication. We hope you will join us at this year's University Classic!
Classic Commentary DVD Sample
Why the Classic?
There are dozens of competitive performance opportunities across the State of Florida. What makes the University Classic unique?
Our emphasis is on education: regardless of the show's competitive aspects, we want to ensure all students and directors have a great experience.
Our adjudicators are hand-picked from the best professionals the marching band activity has to offer!
Nominate a distinguished student performer for one of two small scholarships given out during the award ceremony.
Designate a representative to sit down with our announcer and tell the audience all about your band before you perform.
Off-the-field achievement is recognized through our Professionalism, Sportsmanship, Creative Concept, and Fan Favorite Awards.
Our unique "Classic Commentary" caption gets you inside the mind of an experienced show designer. This judge does not give a score and is not limited to a single caption; instead, you'll get a digital video of your performance with a running commentary discussing anything and everything to get your band to the next level!