The FCMoD Squad is a youth advisory board consisting of individuals from across the Front Range. It ranges in ages from 15-19 and meets 2-3 times a month for a one year period. In that time, members actively engage the community in a variety of ways, including reviewing and judging entries for local music competitions and events, touring world class studios, participating in college level presentations and discussions, emceeing stages at concerts, and much more!

The purpose of FCMoD Squad is to provide hands on experience and education pertaining to the local music community as well as represent the voice and influence of our emerging youth.

Call for Entry!  

The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery is excited to announce that applications for the 2024-2025 Cohort of FCMoD Squad are now open!

Do you love music? Do you love Fort Collins and want to get more involved with the local community? Join the FCMoD Squad and go behind the scenes of the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, local community organizations, and the Front Range music industry.

What it means to be in the FCMoD Squad:  

The FCMoD Squad are individuals between the ages of 15 and 19 who are interested in becoming more involved within the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, the Front Range music scene, and the Fort Collins community.

Squad members will:

  • Work behind the scenes in music events such as Sonic Spotlight (, FoCoMX (
  • Get exclusive access to all different areas of Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, learn how the museum works and operates, and run some things themselves!
  • Actively provide insight into current and future museum exhibits, programs, and events.
  • Participate in outings to other community groups and organizations and events at FCMoD such as the Teen Self-Care Fair, Sonic Spotlight, and more!

“My favorite experience from Squad is Sonic Spotlight. I enjoy seeing local artists that I wouldn’t have known about otherwise!” – Alisha Bartels, Squad Leader, Cohorts 2021-2022, 2022-2023, & 2023-2024 

“My favorite experience was controlling the Dome for FoCoMX!” – Cyerra Oppie, Squad Member, Cohorts 2022-2023, 2023-2024 

“My favorite experience from Squad was being able to judge and see the last performances of Sonic Spotlight and when we go to go to the Lincoln Center and see classical guitarist, Jason Vieaux, play with an orchestra backing him up! Oh, and definitely getting to play hide and seek in the museum.” Sam Castillo, Squad Leader, Cohorts 2022-2023, 2023-2024