The Seminole Visual Spectacular began as a small FFCC show in 1991. At the time, the gym at Seminole High School was being remodeled. So our first show was held at Seminole Middle School. We had bleachers built on the level area behind the stands to give the judges a higher vantage point….with no back stands for the performing guards. Somehow, the parents and Contest Coordinator Jim Taylor made it work. It was the first time for a very green announcer named Alan Smith to play “DJ” at a guard show…using just a cassette player. CDs would not come around for a couple more years.
Today (Contributed by Jen Karp, FFCC Judge):
It was a beautiful sunny day for an FFCC show on the west coast. Seminole
HS was the host and prov
ed why it’s one of the oldest existing contest
locations in the circuit!
As we entered the 7th weekend of the season, teams have been working
diligently to fine tune and put their finishing touches on their programs
before the final push to Championships in Daytona Beach. For a lot of
groups, this was their last performance before the big show and they
certainly did not disappoint!
The Cadet classes started off the day with performances by middle school
guards from Rushe, Seminole, Liberty and Northside Christian. Rushe MS took
home first in the Cadet Novice class while Seminole MS also won in the
Class B proved to be one of the most competitive classes of the day. Lake Nona HS JV barely edged out Bloomingdale HS JV for their first win of the season followed by the beautiful performers of Sarasota HS in 3rd.
In AAA, PR Wharton HS took home the top honors with Northside Christian and
Plant City HS in 2nd and 3rd places. In this class, especially, members are
showing more performance qualities and training as the season progresses.
Weeki Wachee HS faced their first performance in the AA class after being
promoted a few weekends ago and proved they were ready for the challenge!
The ladies and gentlemen of Weeki Wachee took the floor and proved to
everyone that they belonged in the class by winning with a score of 71.65.
Tarpon Springs MS and JW Mitchell were also successful in claiming the 2nd
and 3rd place trophies respectively.
Scholastic A groups continued to provide standout performances and show the
hard work they have been accomplishing at their weekly rehearsals. After
making finals at the Tampa Regional recently, Sunlake HS came out as the
winner of the class followed closely by Bloomingdale HS and Braden River
HS. The growth in the entire SA class continues to wow audiences alike and
impress the judges.
Tampa Independent was the only independent unit to perform but definitely
came to entertain with their show, Creatures of the Night. After a long day
in hosting a wonderful contest for all, the 15 beautiful ladies of Seminole
HS showed audience members, family and friends their 2016 Scholastic World
performance, Falling Down Stairs.
It’s incredible to think with only a few weekends left of the regular
season what these groups and others will bring to Daytona for FFCC