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/