We can all recognize the tragedy of the situation in Orlando and as we confront our feelings the one thing that comes to the front of the confusion is our concern and care for those in the area. Before we make statements and express our undoubted anger, please use this time to help by contributing to one of the many blood donation sites set up throughout the Orlando and Tampa/St.Pete areas. There are also sites set up to assist with financial needs inccured by the families of victims. As always, be certain of the organization before you donate. This would be the best and most immediate way to help our friends and neighbors in need. We have included the official sites as released by local news sources. Use this time to lean on each other and offer support.
The FFCC is seeking interested member teams to host FFCC sanctioned events and FFCC Elite Events for the 2017 season.
Hosting an FFCC event is a great fund raising opportunity for your organization and an excellent opportunity to bring the excitement of winter guard, winter percussion, and winds to your local community.
Elite events are co-sponsored events with the FFCC and include Regional A Premiere, AA/A/Open/World Class Premiere, Percussion/Winds Premiere, Percussion/Winds Focus East and Percussion/Winds Focus West.
FFCC sanctioned contests start in February and run through late March. The available dates can be found on the Event Calendar.
The deadline for completing the Event Host Application is August 24, 2016. Bids must be complete with a letter of availability from the facilities manager or principal, and show host fee of $200.00.
Elite Event Sponsors do not have a show host fee. However, they do have to have a signed letter of availability.
You can find the the Event Host Application HERE.
If you have questions, contact us via e-mail.
The FFCC held its Annual meeting to end the 2016 competitive season. The Board of Officers released the competitive dates for the 2017 season. You can find the dates on the “Event Calendar” on the Home Page. The sites for the contests will be determined once the Event Host Applications are received (deadline August 20, 2016). These dates may change depending on site availability and FBA schedules. Here is a quick list:
January 21 – Regional A Premiere
January 28 – National Class Premiere
February 4 – Color Guard Only/Percussion and Winds Premiere
February 11 – Contest 2 (Option for all three)
February 18 – Contest 3 (Option for all three)
February 25 – Contest 4 (Option for all three)
March 4 – Contest 5 (Option for all three)
March 11 – Contest 6 (Option for all three)
March 18 – Contest 7 (Option for all three)
March 25 – Contest 8 (Option for all three)
March 31 – April 2 – FFCC Circuit Championships
Sunday, May 15, 2016 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 2017 and 2018 terms. This year there are five seats available for nomination. People interested in running for a position are encouraged to bring a resume to distribute to delegates.
This year’s meeting will be held at the Hampton Inn and Suites Orlando Airport, 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.