It’s time to cast your vote for the Kevin Paulus award. You can find all the information on this year’s nominees and your ballot – HERE! Remember, you must be logged in as a FFCC Team Director to vote. We will collect votes until Friday morning, so get those votes in quickly!!
Each year the FFCC plays hosts to many talented performers demonstrating their love for the art of color guard this year should prove to be no exception. These performers work for weeks sometimes months preparing carefully choreographed work to music of their choosing for performance in solo competition on Saturday of FFCC State Championships in Daytona Beach Florida. This year’s solo competition will be help on Saturday April 1, 2017 at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. Admission for spectators is FREE. Performers interested in competing must be eighteen years old or younger and a member of a FFCC member team in good standing. All of the information regarding performance requirements can be found in the FFCC State Solo Championship Guide. Entry forms and registration payment is only available online and can be found here – SOLO ENTRY FORM. Registration is not complete until the release form is signed and returned at check-in for the event. No person under eighteen(18) years of age may compete without a valid, signed release form from their parent or guardian. Deadline for entry is Monday, March 20, 2017. There will be no on site entry this year so that we may publish schedules in advance of the event.
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Directors who wish to purchase wristbands for FFCC Championships weekend for the days they do not perform can do so for a discounted rate. However, you must do so before MARCH 24, 2017. You can find more information and the order form HERE!
If you have questions on advance wristbands you can reach Jackie Price via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
More exciting news for the 2017 FFCC Championships! Every class in the FFCC has seen growth this season in all circuits Color Guard, Percussion, and Winds. The FFCC is now the largest single circuit in the state of Florida encompassing more counties and school districts than any other. All of these competitors culminate their season is one huge three day event in Daytona Beach – the FFCC Championships. This year our event has grown to the point where we have had to add divisions to several of our color guard classes. The goal of having divisions is create smaller competitive groupings for more accurate scoring so the teams get good information and can tell exactly what they achieve based on the judging criteria.
The B class and the AAA class have grown to a size where three divisions is an immediate necessity. The Board discussed the AA class and the A class at great length. They decided to use three divisions with them as well for several reasons, the size of the lower classes means many more teams will be promoted to populate the classes more evenly, the circuit shows every indication that next year will also be a year of expansion, and finally putting the divisions in place now will give us the structure for the future.
Championships will be a great celebration of really competitive teams in Color Guard, Percussion, and Winds. If you haven’t bought tickets yet you might want to get them early. Save a little money and avoid confusion and lines BUY TICKETS HERE!
Now that most of the dust has settled with only one week of promotions left, we finally have a better idea of what the schedule and available hours will be for Sunday for the 2017 FFCC Championships. The Board of Directors has been able to make a decision on the “Moving Up” program for the AA Classification.
“Moving Up” is the program we began to give the top five placing teams in each division the opportunity to progress to the next class of competition and compete again. With the growth we have experienced in every class this season, we were afraid we had seen the end of the program because we simply didn’t have time in the day to schedule all of the teams. Fortunately, we have been able to arrange the judging panel on Sunday to have have fewer breaks so that we have created more time in the schedule. While we cannot continue with the top five teams from each division moving forward, we are going to be able to have the top three from each class move up from the AA Class and compete on Sunday in the National A class. The competition between classes is always a favorite friendly rivalry and it is good to know that it is going to continue for this year. Get your tickets for a spectacular show down! ORDER TICKETS HERE