The FFCC is pleased, once again, to be working with The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanwalk Resort to offer FFCC teams reduced rates to come and enjoy a weekend on the beach for FFCC Circuit Championships. There are a limited number of rooms available and are first come, first served basis. Enjoy being close to the ocean and close to the action at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center by staying at the Hilton. You must be logged in as an FFCC member to make reservations. More details can be found HERE.
Welcome to the 2019 Season!
PERCUSSION & WINDS
Our third season is going to be amazing and we guarantee that you want to be a part of this dynamic organization. Be ready to for a trail blazing season this winter!
Audition Fee: $50.00
The FFCC is proud to announce our partnership with the Daytona Beach Ocean Center for 2019-2023! The FFCC Championships will be back in the Ocean Center beginning with the 2019 Season, with an expansion to the full use of both the Arena we have used in previous years, and the Exhibition Hall typically occupied by the home show on our competition weekend.
The Daytona Beach Hilton will once again serve as our headquarters hotel, and rooms will be available for teams to reserve beginning in late 2018. We are also pleased to announce our partnership with the Daytona Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau. We will be working with the Daytona CVB to secure the best experiences for teams, fans, and parents as they visit Daytona for the long weekend.
FFCC Championships at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center*
March 29-31, 2019
March 27-29, 2020
March 26-28, 2021
March 25-27, 2022
March 24-26, 2023
*Dates are based on WGI World Championships released dates, Easter holiday, and facility availability and are subject to change.
The FFCC believes strongly that a culture of community and sportsmanship contibutes 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 Palus Memorial Sportsmanship Award.
The Martha Stark Memorial Scholarship
Martha Stark, band director at Gainesville HS, 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.
Candidates for the Martha Stark Memorial Scholarship must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- The applicant must be in their senior year of High School or already attending a College, University or Vocational School.
- The applicant must attend a College, University or Vocational School for the following academic year.
- The applicant must be an active marching member of a team who is a member in good standing in the FFCC.
- Each team may only have one member considered for a scholarship each season.
The number of scholarships awarded each season is dependent on the amount of available scholarship funds. Applications are reviewed by a committee chosen by the FFCC Board of Directors. This committee evaluates and ranks the applications and forwards this to the Executive Board. Scholarships are granted for one year only, but recipients may reapply the following year if she/he remains an active marching member in the FFCC. The Martha Stark Memorial Scholarships are awarded at FFCC Championships.