Members of the FFCC Board of Directors kicked off July with a collaborative meeting with the staffs of the Winter Guard Association of Southern California (WGASC), the American Drum Line Association (ADLA), and DCP Partners to discuss circuit technology upgrades, workshop new ideas, and problem solve. The FFCC’s partnership with these west coast circuits over the years has resulted in many significant steps towards improvement in service to the members of their respective teams. Our meetings focus on sharing processes and technology that each circuit adapts for their use. WGASC and its leaders have been active partners in the strategic planning efforts of the FFCC for several years. With nearly 400 colorguards in WGASC and 160 drumlines in ADLA, the partnership of these three circuits represents nearly 800 winterguard, indoor percussion, and winds teams. FFCC members will see some improvements in the web site over the summer months. Look for updates coming soon.
The FFCC sends its condolences and thoughts to the Phantom Regiment, its staff, alumni, and fans following the staff bus accident that occurred early this morning. Many FFCC performers and staff have ties to Phantom, and all of those affected are in our hearts. Please continue to check the Phantom Regiment’s website, www.regiment.org for ways to help the corps and the families of those staff members involved.
The application to host a form for the 2018 season goes “live” on May 31, 2017! You can click HERE for access to the application. This application is good for all events – color guard, percussion, and winds. It is also the application you use if you are interested in co-hosting Premiere or Focus events.
New this year for regular season shows – you can offer competition on Friday night or Sunday. You will see all the dates and date combinations available on the application. The greater flexibility you have with dates the better your chances to secure an event. Also, if you have hosted an event in 2016 or 2017, you will get the short form allowing you to bypass the photo uploads. If you have questions on the application you can reach us via email HERE.
Find out more about the Annual Meeting agenda and location by following this LINK.
Be ready for band camp and the fall audition season! Take the opportunity to learn more and improve your skills during the summer break! Check out our directory of Summer Learning Opportunities for colorguard, percussion and winds performers!
Although we are excited to provide this list, the FFCC does not officially endorse any camps or clinics- be sure to visit their websites and choose the ones that are right for you!
If you are hosting a summer camp or clinic that is not listed here and would like to share your information, please email details (see page) to firstname.lastname@example.org!