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Master Clinician Video Review for Your Band Immediately After Your Show! 

New Master Clinician / Critique
Format Update
We hope you will join us this year as we host our 21st Annual Tarpon Springs Outdoor Music Festival, Saturday, October 14th.  We have added this year, a Critique for Instructional Staff members that we think you will find extremely beneficial to your program, both from a design element and performance analysis.  We have brought in three clinicians, above and beyond our adjudication panel, who will view your program.  After the performance, you and whomever you select from your instructional/design team, will go into a closed environment with the a video of your production, where the clinician will be able to give you suggestions regarding specific areas of design and performance, as well as any areas that you may want input or suggestions.
Our format for the show remains consistent with previous years, with the addition of the Critique.  Once again, all band officers, drum majors, and members of the senior class are invited onto the field for the Awards Retreat.  Please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions.  We hope that you will be part of our 22nd Annual event!

For more information on this new component of our Outdoor Music Festival, please contact Howard Weinstein, Contest Chair at 727-560-3979, or via email at

Tarpon Springs Outdoor Music FestivalThe Tarpon Springs High School Leadership Conservatory for the Arts is proud to host the 2016 Tarpon Springs Outdoor Music Festival for marching bands. Employing highly experienced adjudicators, the Music Festival is a quality performance and learning opportunity for all participants. The festival is open to the public and always generates broad community support. The 2016 festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Tarpon Springs High School.

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Competition Classes and details:


  • Exhibition (Rating Only)
  • Scholastic AAAAA (81+ Total Winds*)
  • Scholastic AAAA (57-80 Total Winds*)
  • Scholastic AAA (36-56 Total Winds*)
  • Scholastic AA (25-35 Total Winds*)
  • Scholastic A (up to 24 Total Winds*)
    * Does Not Include Auxiliary Members

Adjudicators and their Captions:
This is an FMBC sanctioned event.

  • General Effect Music – TBA
  • Ensemble Music – TBA
  • Individual Music Performance – TBA
  • General Effect Coordination – TBA
  • Ensemble Visual – TBA
  • Individual Field Performance – TBA
  • Percussion – TBA
  • Color Guard/Auxiliary – TBA

Awards and Recognition:

Placement trophies for each performing band

Grand Champion in each class

Silver Medalist in each class

Bronze Medalist in each class

Most Outstanding Woodwinds

Most Outstanding Brass

Most Outstanding Percussion

Most Outstanding Auxiliary

Most Outstanding General Effect

Most Outstanding Drum Major

Most Outstanding Visual Performance

The Fred J. Miller Outstanding Visual Performance award will be presented to the ensemble that achieves the highest overall score in Visual Performance and Effect.

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For additional information,
contact Howard Weinstein.

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