Congratulations to all of our teams who participated in the 2018 WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio!
Thank you to everyone who donated to the FFCC Stoneman Douglas Relief Fund. In under two weeks, over 150 of you have raised more than $6,000. The FFCC appreciates your support of those in need in the marching arts community, and is covering all administrative costs associated with your donation, and the funds will be delivered to the Stoneman Douglas Eagle Regiment to support their needs as they recover from this tragedy.
Our fundraising drive has ended, but we encourage you to contribute to one of the many funds benefitting the victims, survivors, their families, and the school community of Stoneman Douglas High School.
Read the article from the Sun Sentinel here.
Photos are available for purchase from the following shows from our photography vendors!
KVoorhees Photos www.kvoorhees.smugmug.com
Video: Alliance Media
3/17: Freedom HS: KVoorhees Photos www.kvoorhees.smugmug.com
3/17: Largo HS: Carlie Donow Photos www.cdphotos.zenfolio.com
3/10: Oviedo HS: KVoorhees Photos www.kvoorhees.smugmug.com
3/10: Durant HS: Destiny Guerra Photos www.destinyguerra.com
3/3: East Lake HS: Carlie Donow Photos www.cdphotos.zenfolio.com
2/24: Cypress Creek HS- KVoorhees Photos www.kvoorhees.smugmug.com
2/24: Riverview HS- Carlie Donow Photos www.cdphotos.zenfolio.com
2/10: Lyman HS- KVoorhees Photos www.kvoorhees.smugmug.com
2/3: Oviedo HS-KVoorhees Photos www.kvoorhees.smugmug.com
2/3: Braden River HS- Carlie Donow Photos www.cdphotos.zenfolio.com
1/20: Lyman HS- Carlie Donow Photos www.cdphotos.zenfolio.com
A selection of photos are available on our Facebook from our staff photographer, Bob Greer, for the following shows:
3/17: Freedom HS
3/10: Durant HS
2/24: Cypress Creek HS
2/17: Lakeland HS
2/10: Lyman HS
2/3: Oviedo HS
1/20: Plant City HS
Alliance Media is scheduled to video at the following events:
3/10: Durant HS
3/3: Fleming Island HS
2/24: Cypress Creek HS
1/27: John I. Leonard HS
1/20: Lyman HS, Plant City HS, Oakleaf HS
Each year the FFCC uses its premiere competitions to divide large the Scholastic A marching percussion class into two classes of competition. Based on the results of last weekend’s competitions at Orange Park HS and John I. Leonard HS, the teams have been classified as follows:
Scholastic Marching A:
Fleming Island HS
H.B. Plant HS
John I. Leonard HS
Lake Minneola HS
Park Vista HS
Pembroke Pines Charter School
West Broward HS
Scholastic Marching AA:
Cape Coral HS
Lanier County HS
North Fort Myers HS
Osceola Fundamental HS
Punta Gorda Middle School
Santa Fe HS
Seminole Ridge HS
St. Thomas Aquinas HS
Wiregrass Ranch HS
All AA teams will be reviewed again for possible promotion into Scholastic Marching A after the Focus Shows on March 10th.
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.