FFMC Junior Convention
Bess Stallings, FFMC President
|2016-2017 Junior Officers|
FFMC Junior Convention
We look forward to FFMC Junior Convention 2017
Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6, 2017
Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day (approx.) Check-In begins: 7:30 am
1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville (directions to UNF)
SCHEDULE 2017 - pending (Please be patient)
= > Please review checklist: see Junior Procedures Manual page 6-8 Download: PDF version
Please refer to FFMC Junior Division Procedures for important information regarding audition rules.
ENTRY FORMS FOR 2017 FFMC JUNIOR CONVENTION
Must be typed or computer-generated. Be sure to include fee for teacher:
Carefully read the Junior Procedures Manual and review checklist on pages 6-8. Teachers are responsible to follow the directives.
Note: some events have a set time limit for performance during the preliminary round to determine the finalists.
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ABSOLUTE DEADLINE: POSTMARK MARCH 10, 2017
Email attachments and metered postmarks will NOT be accepted. No certified mail allowed. ALL POSTAGE MUST BE HAND-CANCELLED BY THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE. Mistakes $5 each - PLEASE proofread carefully!
Junior Counselors: For confirmation that application has been received, include with the application a self-addressed, stamped postcard which will be initialed by the FFMC official and returned through U.S. Postal Service.
Schedule Requests: We cannot accommodate special requests for certain students' schedule requirements.
Parents and students: if you have questions, please allow your teacher or counselor to contact Lisa Smith, the FFMC State Festivals Chair, on your behalf. Thank you.A concert featuring the 2016 Scholarship Recipients and presentation of special awards will be held at 7:30 P.M. in Lazzara Theatre on both Friday and Saturday evenings. Teachers, encourage your students to all attend the Awards Assembly and Performances. Inspiration from this event may be instrumental in the goals for the upcoming year. Following the concert, audition winners will be announced. If you cannot be present, please appoint someone to pick-up your students’ trophies or ribbons.
Friday’s results will be posted on-site on Saturday; all results will be uploaded to the FFMC website approximately two days after the convention has completed. Please do not call or e-mail Lisa Smith for this information.
For those who are not able to stay for the evening ceremonies or make other arrangements to obtain their awards, please contact Lisa Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org with your requests. The cost for shipping/handling is $15 per trophy and $5 per ribbon. All checks are to be made payable to FFMC, Inc. Mail to: Lisa Smith P.O. Box 56977, Jacksonville, FL 32241-6977. Please include the student's name, event/level won, shipping address, (street address, city, zip) and phone number.
In the auditions schedule, audition rooms are designated A, B, C, etc. At the Junior Convention there will be signs indicating in which rooms the A, B, C etc. auditions will be held.
PARKING FEE: $5 for Friday and $5 for Saturday (CASH ONLY) is required to park on campus. Please allow extra time for the issue of permits. There is a parking garage and plenty of open parking next to the Fine Arts Building.
JUNIOR CONVENTION REGISTRATION WILL BE IN THE FINE ARTS BUILDING. All students must register prior to auditioning. Each student will receive a convention schedule and convention booklet. Teachers, please send your students with the following information: event, class, audition room assignment, and time of audition. Teachers: pick up certificates for your students when registering. Certificates will NOT be given to Juniors.
HOTELS FOR 2017
Four Points by Sheraton
8520 Baymeadows Road
Jacksonville, FL 32256
1 (904) 562-4920
1 (800) 368-7764
Reservations must be made by April 27th
Reference "FFMC" group block: $99
Includes Classic Continental Breakfast 6am-10am
Book room online: click link
Embassy Suites by Hilton
9300 Baymeadows Road
Jacksonville, FL 32256
TEL: 1 (904) 731-3555
FAX: 1 (904) 448-6933
Online reservations: link - Embassy Suites
Limited availability. Book by April 4th.
4681 Lenoir Avenue South
Jacksonville, Florida 32216
Tel: 1 (904) 281-2600
Fax: 1 (904) 281-1166
Book by April 6th to reserve your room!
Book room online: click link - - - Click on "Book a room"
Wyndham Garden Hotel
4660 Salisbury Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32256
Mention "Florida Federation of Music Clubs" for special group rate.
$65.00 for double room or king bedded room
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(Updated Sunday, February 5, 2017)