OUR MISSION:

The Florida Federation of Colorguards Circuit works to promote positive educational experiences through the competitive arena via the indoor pageantry arts.

The Florida Federation of Colorguards Circuit (FFCC) offers a competitive outlet during winter for color guard, indoor marching percussion and concert percussion teams and Winds. Our competitive season begins in January and culminates in our Circuit Championships in early April.

The FFCC offers a variety of competitive classes ranging from the first year unit to the seasoned competitor. Our contests follow the rules and criteria of Winter Guard International (WGI) and are judged by both local and national judges trained to use WGI’s adjudication criteria.

FFCC Purpose

The FFCC provides leadership for its members through the dissemination of information in all aspects of the pageantry arts, and by celebrating the equity, diversity, and inclusivity of its performers. We promote the pursuit of competitive excellence, a commitment to the professional growth of its instructors, and vowing that ethical fiscal responsibility will govern the organization at all times.

Who is the FFCC?

The FFCC was founded in 1985 by a small group of music educators, headed by Roanna Combs and John Harlow, with the intention of bringing performers, directors, and spectators together to celebrate the accomplishments and excellence of their efforts. It was their hope to bring organization, standardization and quality to their competitive events to better serve the marching arts community.

Who does the FFCC serve?

Originally centered in the Lakeland, Florida area, the FFCC has grown into a statewide organization with national influence. We service indoor arts teams from all major regions of the state from as far west as the panhandle, north to Jacksonville, and south to Broward and Dade counties. We also serve teams in the south Georgia area. FFCC is a non-profit 501c3 organization focused on offering our members:

  • High quality standardized local events

  • Quality adjudication from nationally trained professionals.

  • Educational opportunities through live clinics, virtual instruction, and mentorship.

  • A celebration of performer achievement at a three day Circuit Championship event.

The FFCC is governed by a Board of Directors selected by the membership and guided by an Advisory Board composed of representatives of the top color guards, percussion teams, and wind ensembles in the organization.

FFCC Leadership Team

MICHAEL HIGBE

President

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TOM SLAUGHTER

VP Finance & HR

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CICHELE FIELDS

VP Marketing

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JEN KARP

VP Operations

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ERIN BROWN

Secretary

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CARLOS BAUTISTA

Board Member

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JENNY BARKER

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TREVOR COX

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JAMIE ESCOBAR-DYER

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PAT MILLER

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RANDY NELSON

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RICARDO ROBINSON-SHINALL

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CARRIE SMITH

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