Each year the FFCC seeks nominations of individuals that have contributed to our activity in a meaningful way that has had a lasting impact on our organization. Any representative from a current FFCC member team in good standing is eligible to make nominations. The nomination and election process can be found in the FFCC Policy and Procedure Manual. The criteria for nominees can be found below followed by the nomination form. To complete this form, you will need a photo (headshot), and three letters. One letter of nomination outlining the reason that the nominee meets or exceeds the requirements, and two other letters of support. All submissions are due by MARCH 1, 2019.
Each year the FFCC seeks nominations of individuals that have contributed to our activity through their selfless giving, volunteerism, and leadership within our organization. Any representative from a current FFCC member team in good standing is eligible to make nominations. The nomination and election process can be found in the FFCC Policy and Procedure Manual. The criteria for nominees can be found below followed by the nomination form. To complete this form, you will need a photo (head shot), and three letters. One letter of nomination outlining the reason that the nominee meets or exceeds the requirements, and two other letters of support. All submissions are due by MARCH 1, 2019.
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 Kevin Paulus Memorial Sportsmanship Award
Kevin Paulus was one of the charter members of the FFCC as a director at Lemon Bay High School in Englewood, FL. His greatest contribution was his approach to competition. It was never the contest, but rather the performance that was most important to Kevin. Final placement was never a concern, as long as the students were able to experience the joy of performance. This attitude became a guiding vision of the FFCC philosophy that “the performers come first.” The FFCC lost Kevin Paulus unexpectedly at an early age, and in his honor, the Kevin Paulus Memorial Sportsmanship Award was created. The award honors teams that display an inspiring level of sportsmanship and goodwill towards their peers.
Sportsmanship is defined as ethical, appropriate, polite, and fair behavior while participating in a game or athletic event. The ability to be gracious in victory and defeat is the mark of a true competitor.
A team that is nominated for the Kevin Paulus Sportsmanship Award should display a level of sportsmanship that rises above the standard in our activity. They should inspire those around them. While our activity prides itself in showing great sportsmanship in many small ways every day the ideal team for the Kevin Paulus award consistently shows selflessness and a willingness to be the embodiment of community, fair play, and the competitive spirit.
Directors can nominate a team for the Sportsmanship Award by clicking here (you must be logged in)
Remember to check the website before a show for times and policies specific to that site. There is some variation through the season on policies effecting spectators.
Show your appreciation through applause and cheers for performances you enjoy.
Remain seated while a performance is underway. Enter and exit the gym only during the breaks between performances.
If you wish to take still photographs, be sure that the flash is turned off. Spinning flags, rifles, and sabres can be dangerous objects and require total concentration. A camera’s flash may distract a performer, resulting in injury to themselves or others. Professional cameras with lenses over 6 inches, along with tri-pods, are not allowed in events. You may not sell photographs taken at FFCC events without a per event vendor contract with the FFCC.
Copyright music licenses restrict any type of spectator video recording of any color guard, percussion, or winds performance. We set a positive example for our student performers by respecting the rights of the music composers through compliance with US Copyright Laws. Recording a performance, even by cell phone video, may result in the loss of a unit’s music performance permissions, effectively ending the season they have worked hard to perform.
No video recording is allowed, in any format.
You must have a wristband on to enter the gym. The FFCC does not offer refunds due to missed performances. Please plan for plenty of time to find the event location, park, navigate your way to the ticket booth, purchase your tickets, and find a seat in the gym.
If you are attending a show as a chaperone, be sure to communicate with your director to find out if passes will be purchased for you, or if you will be expected to purchase your own. Those receiving chaperone/staff passes at check in will be required to sit on the performer side of the gym (typically the back side in most venues). If you would like to sit on the front side, you must purchase a regular price ticket.
Above all, be supportive of all performers! Remember that good sportsmanship and community is the foundation of our circuit- enjoy the show!
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.