The FFCC is pleased, once again, to be working with The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanwalk Resort to offer FFCC teams reduced rates to come and enjoy a weekend on the beach for FFCC Circuit Championships. There are a limited number of rooms available and are first come, first served basis. Enjoy being close to the ocean and close to the action at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center by staying at the Hilton. You must be logged in as an FFCC member to make reservations. More details can be found HERE.
Percussion & Winds News
Each year, the FFCC recognizes deserving young colorguard, percussion, and winds performers with scholarships to further their studies. 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 Scholarship Fund is named for Martha Stark, band director at Gainesville HS, who 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.
In 2019, we would like to increase the number of scholarships offered to our performers. Please consider donating to help us reach more deserving performers!
Click here to donate today! https://ffcc.org/martha-stark-scholarship-fund/
At our 2018 Advisory Board Meeting this summer, there was a large interest in having a preseason director education day. We have been working hard to make this happen for you this season, and are pleased to recognize our season sponsors, Digital Performance Gear, for their support in making this event possible!
SUNDAY, November 4th is your chance!
Some of the greatest designers in our area will be available to support your early season brainstorming and help you develop ideas to get off to a great start with your 2019 shows. Randy Nelson, Michael James, Jill Moser, Stephen Porter, and Ryan Marsh will be on hand to offer our guard, winds, and percussion groups a place to share show ideas, music, costumes, flags, floors, and more to set you up for success as you begin your design process.
Please register this week, as space is limited. This is a free 30 minute consultation in Orlando. When you register, you will have the opportunity to select a block of time most convenient for you. After registration closes, you will receive an appointment time.
Registration closes on Monday, October 22nd at 11:59pm or when full.
We look forward to offering you this early season help with your teams as we continue to develop our annual education initiatives.
If you have any questions, please email Jamie@ffcc.org
To Register, Click Here: http://bit.ly/FFCCDesign
We are looking for FFCC performers from all divisions- winds, percussion & colorguard- to contribute to our social media throughout the season via our web series, “From the Floor: The Performer’s Perspective.”
Those selected should be comfortable on camera, tech-savvy enough to be able to shoot, edit, and send short videos, be professional & a great representative of their program, able to meet deadlines, and will be required to have the permission of their directors to participate, and their parents if the participant is a scholastic member or under 18. You will be provided with a bi-weekly topic, some guidelines, and a deadline, and will be expected to submit videos every other week from December to April. Please do not apply if you don’t think you’ll be able to meet these standards.
To apply: Fill out the application below and link your audition video and upload a performance related photo. APPLICATIONS WITHOUT VIDEOS & PHOTOS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED, so please only apply when you have all of your components together. The deadline for applications is SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2018 at 11:59pm. No applications submitted after that date will be considered.
Video Requirements: Introduce yourself, and your role (performer with XYZ High School, colorguard/winds/percussion). Answer the following in any format you choose: Why do you love performing? What is your favorite thing about your program? What do you love about the FFCC? You can include any other information you’d like, but keep your video to under two minutes. Please provide a link to your video- Unlisted or Private YouTube videos are fine- please include firstname.lastname@example.org in the permissions.
To Apply, Click Here: http://bit.ly/ffccFTF
The FFCC is proud to announce that our partnership with E-Adjudicate has expanded to include coursework for professional development for instructors, as well as extended training for local judges. You can add these options to your basket upon check out when you register your team, or at any other time during the season.
WGI Certify 100 Guard
Gain insight into judge philosophy, ranking/rating, and commentary as it applies to your ensemble
WGI Certify 200 Guard
Gain caption specific knowledge of what the ‘judge’ is looking for in your ensemble
FFCC 150 Regional A Adjudication
Gain insight into the A Class divisions and student make-up as well as the FFCC philosophy on rewarding/recognizing training, vocabulary, and scoring for Regional A (Novice, Cadet, B, AAA, AA) Guards.
WGI 1 on 1
This credit is good for two WGI Judge Commentaries or one WGI Expert Clinician session for Guard, Percussion, and Winds