TSLCA Outdoor Music Festival 2023

October 28, 2023

27th Annual Tarpon Springs Outdoor Music Festival

2023 Festival Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023

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Click HERE for the Schedule  – coming soon


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Location: Tarpon Springs H.S. Tarpon Springs, Florida

October 28, 2023 from approximately 1pm-10pm.

The Outdoor Music Festival is an all-day marching band competition featuring more than 23
bands and a variety of mouth-watering food vendors. Join us for a great day of music, food and

Tickets can be purchased HERE

Ticket Prices:
General Admission  $15
Seniors (65+) and Students K-12  $10
Children under 5 years old are free to enter

This family-friendly event offers free parking.


Competing Bands

We hope you will join us this year as we host our 27th Annual Tarpon Springs Outdoor Music Festival, Saturday, October 28th.  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 27th 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 hweinstein@tarponspringsband.com.

The Tarpon Springs High School Leadership Conservatory for the Arts is proud to host the 2023 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 2023 festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 28, 2023 at Tarpon Springs High School.

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Competition Classes and details:

Classifications – Includes ALL Student Performers (Winds, Percussion, Guard, and Drum Majors)

Scholastic A                1 – 45 Total Students
Scholastic AA             46 – 69 Total Students
Scholastic AAA         70 – 99 Total Students
Scholastic AAAA  100 – 145 Total Students
Scholastic AAAAA      146+ Total Students
Exhibition                                 (Rating Only)

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

GE Music – Jay Emmert
GE Coordination/Visual – Dean Broadbent
Ensemble Music – Tonya O’Malley
Ensemble Visual – Noah Bellamy
Field Music/Analysis – Bill Durst
Field Visual/Analysis – Steve Visnage
Percussion – John Campese
Color Guard/Auxiliary – Michelle Dershimer

Awards and Recognition:

Placement Trophies in Each Scholastic Classification
Grand Champion in each Class
Silver Medalist in each Class
Bronze Medalist in each Class
Most Outstanding Soloist 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

Fred J. Miller Outstanding Visual Performance Trophy Presented to the Ensemble that Achieves the Highest Overall Score in Visual Performance and Effect

Barbara and Jim Ford Esprit de Corps Award

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For additional information,
contact hweinstein@tarponspringsband.com.


OMF Sponsors and Advertisers – Intro Letter

The 27th Annual Outdoor Music Festival is a high school band competition with more than

5,000 attendees and over 23 bands from around the state of Florida.

  •  5,000+ attendees
  •  Saturday, October 28, 2022
  •  1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  •  Tarpon Springs High School, 1411 Gulf Rd, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
  • Opportunities include advertising and sponsorships.
    • The 27th Annual Outdoor Music Festival Sponsorship Guide can be downloaded here
    • The 27th Annual Outdoor Music Festival Program Ad form can be downloaded here