The 2019 FFCC Martha Stark Memorial Scholarship Application is now available to all high school seniors and eligible independent performers! Please visit the application to learn more and apply! Applications are due no later than March 1, 2019.
The FFCC is currently in search of Action Shot vendors for the 2019 season, as well as team photographers for the 2019 FFCC Championships. An interest in/knowledge of winterguard/winds/percussion is preferred, but not required. Please read our vendor Request for Proposals for more information! Interested parties should contact Cichele Fields at firstname.lastname@example.org
Each year, the FFCC recognizes deserving young colorguard, percussion, and winds performers with scholarships to further their studies. The FFCC believes strongly that a culture of community and sportsmanship contributes greatly to building the character of the membership we serve. In keeping with this spirit, the FFCC sponsors The Martha Stark Memorial Scholarship and The Kevin Paulus Memorial Sportsmanship Award.
The Scholarship Fund is named for Martha Stark, band director at Gainesville HS, who was influential in creating and developing the policies and character of the FFCC. She was an inspiration to all who were fortunate to meet her. Her bands at Gainesville High School were continually superior-rated at FBA Festivals, and the Centerstage Color Guard became one of the premier members of the FFCC. She touched thousands of students with her unique brand of caring and support that made those students strive for the highest levels of excellence. In 1995, after a courageous battle with cancer, we lost Martha. In her honor, the FFCC Board of Directors renamed the existing scholarship fund “The Martha Stark Memorial Scholarship Program.” The Program is funded through private donations and sales of FFCC merchandise.
In 2019, we would like to increase the number of scholarships offered to our performers. Please consider donating to help us reach more deserving performers!
Click here to donate today! https://ffcc.org/martha-stark-scholarship-fund/
At our 2018 Advisory Board Meeting this summer, there was a large interest in having a preseason director education day. We have been working hard to make this happen for you this season, and are pleased to recognize our season sponsors, Digital Performance Gear, for their support in making this event possible!
SUNDAY, November 4th is your chance!
Some of the greatest designers in our area will be available to support your early season brainstorming and help you develop ideas to get off to a great start with your 2019 shows. Randy Nelson, Michael James, Jill Moser, Stephen Porter, and Ryan Marsh will be on hand to offer our guard, winds, and percussion groups a place to share show ideas, music, costumes, flags, floors, and more to set you up for success as you begin your design process.
Please register this week, as space is limited. This is a free 30 minute consultation in Orlando. When you register, you will have the opportunity to select a block of time most convenient for you. After registration closes, you will receive an appointment time.
Registration closes on Monday, October 22nd at 11:59pm or when full.
We look forward to offering you this early season help with your teams as we continue to develop our annual education initiatives.
If you have any questions, please email Jamie@ffcc.org
To Register, Click Here: http://bit.ly/FFCCDesign
We are looking for FFCC performers from all divisions- winds, percussion & colorguard- to contribute to our social media throughout the season via our web series, “From the Floor: The Performer’s Perspective.”
Those selected should be comfortable on camera, tech-savvy enough to be able to shoot, edit, and send short videos, be professional & a great representative of their program, able to meet deadlines, and will be required to have the permission of their directors to participate, and their parents if the participant is a scholastic member or under 18. You will be provided with a bi-weekly topic, some guidelines, and a deadline, and will be expected to submit videos every other week from December to April. Please do not apply if you don’t think you’ll be able to meet these standards.
To apply: Fill out the application below and link your audition video and upload a performance related photo. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT VIDEOS & PHOTOS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED, so please only apply when you have all of your components together. The deadline for applications is SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2018 at 11:59pm. No applications submitted after that date will be considered.
Video Requirements: Introduce yourself, and your role (performer with XYZ High School, colorguard/winds/percussion). Answer the following in any format you choose: Why do you love performing? What is your favorite thing about your program? What do you love about the FFCC? You can include any other information you’d like, but keep your video to under two minutes. Please provide a link to your video- Unlisted or Private YouTube videos are fine- please include email@example.com in the permissions.
To Apply, Click Here: http://bit.ly/ffccFTF