Solo & Duet Championships

The Solo & Duet Competition takes place on Saturday, March 25, 2023 in the Ballrooms of the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, FL. Our Solo & Duet Competition is open to all scholastic and independent colorguard performers, and offers competition in four solo categories (flag, rifle, sabre, and dance), and a duet category.

The competition is open to spectators free of charge.

The schedule is organized by competition room. There are many scholastic flag solos, so you may be in one of two rooms. All rooms are located on the east end of the Ocean Center (closest to the beach).

FFCC Solo & Duet Championships Guide:

Deadline for entry: Monday, March 13, 2023.

Solo Competition location:

Daytona Beach Ocean Center Ballrooms A&B , Meeting Rm.101

Solo Competition date & time: Saturday, March 25, 2023 beginning at approx. 3:00pm

Color Guard (Flag, Rifle, Sabre, Dance) Solo/Duet Competition Rules:

  1. Performers must be a member of an FFCC member team in good standing. Competition Divisions: Cadet (8th grade & under), Scholastic (9th-12th grade), and Independent (Post High School).
  2. Time Limit: 2 minute maximum. Your music will be faded out if it continues beyond 2:00.
  3. Equipment soloists may not put their equipment down at any time during the performance. (Penalty of 10 points for each incidence of intentional grounding of equipment.)
  4. Dance solos must be only dance and may not include any hand held props. (Penalty of 10 points for each infraction)
  5. Performance space will be 30′ x 30′. (Penalty of 1 point for each boundary violation.)
  6. Solos & Duets are evaluated using the FFCC Solo & Duet Evaluation Sheet (see below).

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Cost is $30 per solo or $60 per duet plus a $2 service fee

  • You must compete in your division. In the duet competition, you must compete in the highest division applicable. (If one person is in an independent team and one is in a high school team, you have to compete in independent).

  • You may compete in more than one solo class (one flag and one rifle, for example). You may only compete once in each class (not two flag solos).

  • You may compete in both a solo and a duet.

  • You can fill out your registration for multiple solos and up to one duet in one registration form, IF they have all been paid together on the same receipt number. If you decide to add one later, you will need to complete a separate registration form for any additional purchases.

  • Registration must be completed by March 13th at 11:59pm. If your registration does not include payment and your release form, you will not be scheduled for the competition.

  • Registration can be paid by credit card only.

On the day of the Solo & Duet Competition:

  • Check in before your performance time! You will need to check in at the check in table for your performance. Performances will alternate between divisions. Make sure you report to the announcer/sound table at the designated “READY TIME”. Performers who are late for their performance time will only be rescheduled at the discretion of the Contest Director. Check in will be located in front of Ballroom A.

  • Have your music ready! Performers will be able to do sound checks starting at approximately 30 minutes before the first performance in the performance venue. MP3 players should have a play-list with a single track. If you are playing music off of your phone, be sure you have it out of the case, have it on airplane mode, and have music downloaded to your phone on a single play-list- your notes app is a great way to store and play music. Do not play music off of the Internet (Pandora, Spotify, YouTube, etc.). We no longer use CDs at contests. Be sure to check that your phone won’t stop playing if it locks. Restarts due to music problems will be solely at the discretion of the Contest Director.

  • Don’t forget about the awards ceremony! This will take place shortly after the final solo performances in the Ballrooms. The top three competitors in each category will receive a medal.

  •  Invite your friends & family to watch! Spectators will be allowed into the performances free of charge. Attendance or participation in the Solo Competition does not grant entry to the Arena for the color guard or percussion Championships performances.

Registration is closed for 2023.

Please read the registration procedure carefully before beginning! This is different from previous years.

  1. Read the information below & Frequently Asked Questions before your register.
  2. Download and complete the Solo & Duet Release Form. You will need to upload it to complete your registration
  3. Purchase your solo(s) and/or duet. You will need the receipt number to complete your form. You can purchases multiple solos and/or one duet on the same purchase.
  4. Complete the registration form. If you are purchasing a duet, pick one person to complete the form, and fill in the duet partner’s information where indicated on the form. You can register for multiple solos and/or one duet on the same form.

Questions about the Solo & Duet Championships can be sent to Ricardo Robinson-Shinall at