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Color Guard News
This past week in Dayton, OH, some of the FFCC’s finest winter guards took to the floor for the WGI World Championships. Congratulations to all of the competitors that made this monumental track across the country! Such a gigantic undertaking is an honor and the FFCC is proud of all of your accomplishments.
This year, the FFCC was represented by a total of 18 winterguards! A special shout to all of these competitors who represented the FFCC at World Championships:
SA – Freedom HS (Tampa)
SA – Oak Ridge HS
IA – Tampa Independent
IO – University of South Florida
SW – Timber Creek HS
SA – Bartram Trail HS
SA – Fleming Island HS
SA – Wiregrass Ranch HS
SO – Lyman HS
IW – USF Winterguard
SA – Apopka HS
SA – Lake Howell HS
SA – Lowndes HS
IA – UCF Pegasus A
IA – Paradigm
SO – William R. Boone HS
IO – UCF Pegasus Open
SW – Nease HS
IW – UCF Pegasus World
Saturday night will be a battle of excellence. More than 100 FFCC performers will compete against each other in the captions of Flag, Rifle, Sabre, and Dance to determine the best of the best. The cost of viewing the event is free to the viewing public. You do not need a wristband to view this event. Seating is limited, you will want to get to the Ocean Center early for the best seat. Enter the Ocean Center from the East Lobby Concourse for the Solo Championships. The solos will be held in the Ballrooms of the East Concourse of Daytona Beach Ocean Center. Since we have so many entries this year, we are using two Ballrooms and now have two divisions of Flag Solos. You can find more on the solos including rules and a SCHEDULE in this related article by FFCC Public Relations Team Member, Andy Snow.
Since its founding in 1887. Yamaha Corporation has grown to become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of musical instruments.
For over 50 years Yamaha Corporation of America has committed to supporting music educational programs that serve music educators and students in the United States and all over the world. Inspiring, empowering and equipping music educators and students through finely crafted instruments. Thousands of music student’s benefit form Yamaha products every day giving them access to life-changing musical events.
Students that participate in FFCC become the next generation of well-rounded percussionists. This in turn influences other students to participate. No other music activity has an opportunity to connect with individuals in such a unique way. Music education is the heart of what Yamaha Corporation of America does.
The opportunity to improve the lives of today’s young people through music is just one way that Yamaha gives back to the individuals that need it most. For Yamaha it is not just about making musical instruments but being able to become directly involved in the way that music is portrayed to today’s young people.
Yamaha Corporation of America wants to help provide students involved with FFCC a quality experience by allowing them to perform on the highest quality musical instruments available today. To help educate every student who comes into contact with FFCC about the value of music and to help increase the long-term stability of FFCC as a partner in music education.
Like all Yamaha relationships we want our relationship with FFCC to grow and last.
Yamaha would like to wish all FFCC competitors the best of luck this 2016 season and look forward to the FFCC Championships in Daytona Beach, FL.