Find out more about the Annual Meeting agenda and location by following this LINK.
Sunday, May 7, 2017 will be the date of the FFCC Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. This is the meeting where eligible voting delegates come to discuss and vote on proposals for changes and additions to the FFCC Policy and Procedure Manual. It’s also the time when delegates will nominate and elect new members to the Board of Officers to serve for the 2018 and 2019 terms. This year there are six seats available for nomination. People interested in running for a position are encouraged to bring a resume to distribute to delegates. Nominations are accepted from the floor.
This year’s meeting will be held at the Hilton Orlando North – Altamonte Springs, beginning at 1:00 PM. More information and directions are available on the Event Calendar.
The proposals presented for consideration can be found HERE.
Please remember only registered voting delegates will be allowed to participate in any vote. Delegates must be registered forty-eight hours in advance of the meeting via the Team Profile Page.
For your planning purposes, the following block times have been tentatively set for the 2017 FFCC Championships at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. The final schedule will be released early next week following the final regular season shows at Cypress Creek High School and Cypress Bay High School on Saturday, March 18th. Minor changes may occur- please check back for updates!
Cadet Novice – Begins at 11:30 a.m.
Cadet – Begins at 11:37 a.m.
Class B 2 divisions – Begins at 12:25 p.m.
Scholastic AAA 3 divisions – Begins at 4:00 p.m.
Retreat for all – Begins at 9:14 p.m.
Scholastic AA Guard, 3 Divisions – Begins at 9:00 a.m.
Retreat – Begins at 12:20 p.m.
Scholastic A – Begins at 1:30 p.m.
Independent A – Begins at 1:48 p.m.
Scholastic Open – Begins at 2:10 p.m.
Independent Open -Begins at 2:20 p.m.
Independent World – Begins at 2:40 p.m.
Concert A – Begins at 3:00 p.m.
Scholastic Marching AA – Begins at 3:27 p.m.
Scholastic Marching A – Begins at 4:57 p.m.
Independent Marching A – Begins at 7:03 p.m.
Concert Open – Begins at 8:06 p.m.
Scholastic Marching Open – Begins at 8:46 p.m.
Independent Marching Open – Begins at 9:16 p.m.
Independent Marching World – Begins at 9:46 p.m.
Retreat for Winds and Percussion – Begins at 10:08 p.m.
Scholastic A 3 divisions -Begins at 9:00 a.m.
Independent A – Begins at 2:35 p.m.
Scholastic Open – Begins at 3:25 p.m.
Independent Open – Begins at 3:52 p.m.
Scholastic World -Begins at 4:05 p.m.
Independent World – Begins at 4:25 p.m.
Retreat -Begins at 4:45 p.m.
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!
This year has seen an unprecedented number of new and returning teams. In fact, we had more teams add and return to the FFCC than we had in competition at our first five years of FFCC Championships. More than thirty teams in total. In general, this has been a very good thing. We are spreading more opportunities to more teams in more counties than any other color guard and percussion circuit in the country. It does, however, come with a price. [Read more…]