The FFCC was founded in 1985 by a group of educators who believed in the transformative power of the arts and the endless potential of the performers they taught. They had a vision to create a positive place to growth through competition and education. Like many big dreams, they only succeeded through the support of volunteers who shared their vision. The FFCC has been extremely fortunate to have many altruistic individuals through our history but one made such an indelible mark that we can point to her contributions as a turning point in our history. Susan Taylor served years on the Board of Directors as Treasurer and then many more as the linchpin of our contest staff. Each year we celebrate Susan by recognizing individuals who represent that spirit of selfless giving and dedication to the performers and organization of the FFCC. The FFCC is now accepting nominations for the Susan Taylor Humanitarian Award. Nomination will be accepted from March 08, 2018 until March 25, 2018. Your can fill out the nomination form HERE.
The FFCC is pleased to announce that our 2016 Championship Page is now live. The link to the championship page can be found on our home page at the bottom or here:
On the 2016 Championship Page, you can find information for Tickets, Merchandise, Logistics, 2016 Solos, and Schedules. You can also find information regarding Booking your Hotel for Championships!
***Booking through our new online reservation form is the ONLY way that teams can receive special FFCC discounted rates. Keep in mind that all payments MUST BE RECEIVED by FFCC no later than Sunday, January 31, 2016 to avoid having your reservation cancelled.***
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
Some FFCC Events allow registration and participation of Ensembles that have chosen not to become FFCC Members. These Events are available on a space-available basis, with Non-Member participants performing prior to FFCC Members. Classification guidance is available from Tom Slaughter the FFCC Chief Judge.
The FFCC has released a new form for Non-Member Team Registration. This form can be found on our home page under the ‘Resources’ tab or here:
Payment may be made via the form or sent by check later. Registration is not confirmed until payment in-full has been received and posted by the FFCC Treasurer.
If you have any questions about registering a Non-Member Team for a 2016 event, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
Color Guard Premiere East at Lyman High School, has now reached the maximum number of teams that can be serviced in a single day! All other teams that have not yet signed up for Premier must attend Premiere West at Gaither High School.
If teams drop out of Premiere East between now and 14 days prior to the show, the FFCC will not be filling these performance slots except in cases of extenuating circumstances as determined by the Board of Officers.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
During the May meeting, members voted to make changes to the AAA Class Performance Criteria. The FFCC Board met in September to discuss the possible implementation of these changes. As a result, the following criteria has been changed for the AAA Class:
- AAA Class will be judged on the Regional A Sheet, but will use A Class timing requirements.
- Minimum Performance Time is 4 minutes
- Maximum Performance Time is 5.5 minute
- Minimum Equipment Time is 3.5 minutes
This will create a fairness for AAA members who are promoted to AA Class during the season, or that qualify for the “Moving Up” program at Championships.
**Any group that is promoted to the AAA Class from B Class may need to add time to their program to avoid penalty.**