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OCTOBER 14, 2023

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The 21st annual West Coast Invitational (WCI) will take place on October 14, 2023 and is an FMBC sanctioned event used to qualify for FMBC State semi-finals. Durant High School is located in Plant City, Florida only 45 minutes from Busch Gardens and one hour from Orlando.

In addition to being one of FMBC’s longest running competitions, WCI is also well-managed, well- organized, finals only event that prides itself on offering a positive performing experience for students and directors. For those directors seeking the opportunity to get more feedback from our judges, a full critique will be held at the conclusion of the event. To accommodate schools that would prefer not to compete, we do offer a non-competitive Rating Only division, whereby a rating is the only award given.

Our concession stand is always well stocked and lunch and dinner packages will be offered to all participants at very reasonable prices. We thank you for considering the West Coast Marching Band Invitational when scheduling for this year.

2023 Adjudication Panel

GE Music - Jeff Mitchell
GE Visual - Steve Visnage
Ensemble Visual - Greg Basham
Ensemble Music - John Davis

Individual Visual - Jon Bearint

Individual Music - Bill Durst 

Color Guard - Jen Barker

Percussion - Josh Fowler


In order to register, it is ESSENTIAL that you complete the following Google Form:

Once registered, you may pay via check or online with Paypal.


If you submit this form and select to pay manually, as long as your check is received within 10 business days, the date of form submission will determine your performance order. If your check is not received within 10 business days of form submission, then the date of the receipt of the registration fee will determine your performance order.


Please make your check for $150 payable to DHS Music Boosters and mail to:

Durant High School Music Boosters – 4748 Cougar Path Plant City, FL 33567


There is a limit of 25 bands, so register early! Upon form submission, you will receive an automated confirmation email that your registration has been received. If you do not receive the confirmation email, contact Bruce Herrmann at 813-757-9075 ex. 255 or **Be sure to check your spam box first, prior to messaging.

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