Weekly Cadence

January 24, 2022

Here is everything you need to know about the Franklin Central Bands program right now.

Sync the Calendar to your phone!

The easiest way to keep up with schedules is to sync the band calendar to your phone! Click here for instructions.

Band Fees

You can make online payments at the link below. When making a payment online, please be sure to include your student's name on the checkout page. Thank you!

If you have questions, contact Erin Thompson, Treasurer, at treasurer@fcbands.org.

A note from the Booster President

Parent Callout!

Fellow band parents - it's hard to believe that it's time to hold elections for the 2022-23 year. According to our bylaws, we are to begin the elections process in January by appointing a nominating committee of booster parents. This committee will work in conjunction with the band directors to develop a slate of candidates for the elected positions. The slate of candidates will then be presented to all booster parents at least 7 days prior to the election, which will be held at the March 10th parent meeting. The board-elect will then shadow the current board through the remainder of the school year, and officially take office on June 1st.

Our elected board positions are:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Engagement Coordinator
  • Events Coordinator
  • Fundraising Coordinator

We want YOU to seriously consider becoming more involved with our booster activities! All elected positions are open to all active booster parents who are interested. If you have questions about any position, please reach out to the current board member - we are happy to help answer those questions.

Please email president@fcbands.org with your interest in either (1) the nominating committee or (2) one of the elected positions. We are excited to continue our growth into the future.

(NOTE: the positions of Concert Band Liaison, Marching Band Liaison, Guard Liaison, and Percussion Liaison are appointed by the directors, not elected by the booster parents. We encourage those who are interested in those positions to reach out to the current liaisons and/or directors for more information!)

Volunteer Sign Ups

The Event Volunteer Sign Ups are LIVE! Click the link below to sign up for the 5 slot commitment. Our next event is the Indiana Percussion Association (IPA) Invitational on February 12th.

Sign up for a spot now!

Feb 12 - IPA Invitational

March 5 & 6 - WGI Indoor Percussion Indianapolis Regional

March 12 - IHSCGA A, Open, and World Class Prelims

Disney Trip 2022

Practice dates are listed below. There will be a parent meeting close to departure time. We're working on a date for that and will let you know as soon as it has been confirmed.


Fridays Feb. 4 & Feb. 11 (both are winds only) during CCR time

Wednesdays Feb. 16, 23 and Mar. 16 from 7-9pm (Philharmonic students will come from 8-9pm)

Spirit Nights! Mark your calendars...

FC Bands has 2 upcoming Spirit Nights:

Thursday, Feb 3rd at Flashbacks

Wednesday, March 2 at Red Cactus

Keep an eye out for more details coming soon.

A huge THANK YOU to Andie Needham for arranging our Spirit Nights!

Concert & Winter Bands

Pep Band

We will serving pizza for the pep band during their game nights. If you are able to help serve and clean up, please sign-up for a date below. Times have been estimated and may need to be modified (would move slightly later but not earlier). You can contact Connie Moxley 317-340-9289 with any questions.



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Practice Schedule

Indoor percussion practice schedule for this week:

Tues & Thurs: 6p - 9p

Friday: 5p - 8p

Saturday: 3p - 6p (due to ISSMA Solo & Ensemble contest)

Questions? Contact John & Wendy Myers, Percussion Liaisons.

Seeking: Seamstress

Do you or someone you know have a talent for sewing? We have ordered extra fabric that matches our uniforms to make drum covers like the ones for About Nothing (pictured). It has not come in yet, but we would love to have a seamstress on standby. Feel free to reach out if you can help or if you have a willing connection.


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The second Winter Guard payment was due on January 4th. Online payments can be made HERE. Please contact the Treasurer at treasurer@fcbands.org if you need to set up a payment arrangement.

Practice Schedule

The practice schedule for this week can be found on the band calendar. Regional A’s practice for Monday will be moved to the high school band room. Students must attend every practice.

Questions? Contact Valarie Solomon, Guard Liaison

Competition Schedule

Our first IHSCGA competition will be held on Saturday, January 29th at Greenwood. We are excited to announce that all three guards are expected to perform this weekend. The kids have worked incredibly hard and navigated effectively through the Covid challenges. The itinerary will be coming out soon. It will include performance times, items needed for the show, and any special requirements related to Covid-19. Guard A was provided a list of show requirements this week. Please contact Valarie Solomon if you need a copy.

Volunteers Needed ASAP!

We need a lot of volunteers to make this year successful. It is a perfect opportunity to make new friends, get a behind the scenes perspective, and spend more time with your child. Please complete the interest form so we can get your spots assigned. Click HERE for more information.

Volunteer Background Check

All volunteers are required by Franklin Township Community School Corporation to complete the SafeVisitor background check. Please click the link below and follow the instructions. The cost is $16.00. Be sure to download the app so you can track when your renewal date approaches.


Contact Karen Smith, Booster Secretary, if you need to confirm that your background check is current or have questions about exemptions.


Important – Please sign up to receive text messages from the Color Guard Remind group.

We will be sending out important and time sensitive information through this channel. It will include information such as, bus arrival times, early and late dismissals, and more.

You can use the link below or text “@fcbands-cg” to “81010”.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Do you own a business or have an employer that would be interested in donating towards a Band Booster sponsorship? For every sponsor you are able to secure, you will receive 10% of the donation to your student’s band account. Franklin Central Band Boosters is a 503(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Your donation is tax deductible.

For more information about sponsoring the band, Click Here.

Questions? sponsor@fcbands.org


Kroger Community Rewards

A great, EASY way to help the FC Band program is by assigning the band as your Kroger Community Rewards organization! Last quarter we earned $748.97, just for going Krogering!

It's easy to sign up and start earning for the band. Ask your friends, parents, cousins, aunts, uncles... everyone you know to sign up as well!

Log in to your Kroger account and search for our organization:

Organization Name: Band Boosters Club of Franklin Central H. S. Inc.

Organization Code: 10100


The savings continue all year 'round! Make sure to keep using that app to get rebates and put money into your student's account!

Don't have an account? Want to learn more? Visit the RaiseRight™ by ShopWithScrip page.

Get Connected with FC BANDS


The Franklin Central Bands website is our #1 source for communication.

Suggestions for the Weekly Cadence?

Email: Amanda Groce, Engagement Coordinator, at engagement@fcbands.org