FFCC held its Initial Membership Meeting Sunday September 11, in Apopka, FL with over 126 teams represented. In addition to a show host meeting, team representatives received information on web site improvements, education initiatives, and new contest sites for the 2017 season. The thrust of the meeting, however, was membership enrollment and contest registration. With Wifi connection and multiple computer stations directors were able to pay fees and select their competitive schedule for the 2017 season with minimal wait. This meeting date is the only day where there is open enrollment at all shows. After the meeting the FFCC contests are “capped” between forty and fifty teams, depending on the fire code rating for the venue. At this point one show has a wait list and two more are close to capacity. If you haven’t enrolled and registered for your shows, you should do so in the very near future. You can find a step by step process for enrollment HERE, in this guide created by Cichele Fields. For those teams who have competed with the FFCC before or that have already completed the enrollment process your next steps for REGISTERING for contests can be found HERE in this Step by Step guide. As always, use the if you need help or have questions.
The FFCC is pleased to announce that the 2017 Show Host Selection Committee met this past weekend, August 28, in Orlando, FL. The volunteer members of the committee are circuit representatives without affiliation to any teams submitting bids for a 2017 season show. This unbiased committee sorted through numerous bids submitted. The meeting was a great success with many previous and new show hosts being awarded bids for the 2017 season!
The focus of this committee is finding the best possible venues to ensure a positive experience while balancing representation across the state. The following schedule represents their recommendation for the 2017 season:
January 21, 2017
- Regional A Premiere (W) – Freedom High School (Tampa)
- Percussion & Winds Premiere Southeast (S) – TBA
- National Premiere (C) – Dr. Phillips High School
- Percussion & Winds Premiere North (C) – Oveido High School
- Circuit Show (N) – Belleview High School
- Circuit Show (W) – Lakeland High School
- Circuit Show (W) – Riverview High School
- Circuit Show (C) – University High School (Orange City)
- Percussion & Winds Focus Southeast (S) – TBA
- Circuit Show (W) – Plant City High School
- Percussion & Winds Focus East (C) – Lake Minneola High School
- Percussion & Winds Focus West (W) – Wiregrass Ranch High School
- Circuit Show (C) – Apopka High School
- Circuit Show (N) – Fleming Island High School
- Circuit Show (W) – Seminole High School (Pinellas)
- Circuit Show (W) – Durant High School (CG Only)
- Circuit Show (C) – Lyman High School (CG Only)
- Circuit Show (C) – Cypress Creek High School
- Circuit Championships at The Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, FL
In week two of WGI World Championships in Dayton, the FFCC’s drum lines and winds groups proved that they are truly one of the strongest in the country! All FFCC representatives moved on to Semifinals and 6 drum lines and 2 winds groups made Finals! 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.
PSA – Lowndes HS
PIO – Ancient City Ensemble
PIA –Infinity 3 – Silver Medalist
PIA – Unity Percussion
PIA – Warner University Royalty Percussion
WIA – Maelstrom Winds
PSO – Nease HS
PIO – Infinity 2
WIO – Project Arts
PIW – Infinity
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.
If you didn’t know, the Solo Event is sponsored by e-Adjudicate. Here is what CEO Scott Bilbruck had to say about the FFCC Solo event:
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