FC Bands Weekly Cadence

May 10, 2021

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

Meetings This Week!

Disney Trip Meeting, Monday 5/10 at 7pm

The Marching Flashes are taking a trip to Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando March 20-25, 2022! The informational meeting will be held in the band room on Monday, May 10th at 7pm. A representative from tour operator Music Travel Consultants will be there to discuss the itinerary, accommodations, cost, and answer any questions you may have. Due to space limitations, one parent per interested/participating student may attend. The meeting will be livestreamed on Zoom for those unable to attend in person.

Marching Band Parent Meeting, Monday 5/10 at 8pm

Parents, new and veteran, please join us for our first parent meeting for the 2021 season! Get all the info you need to start the season off right. The meeting will be held in the band room immediately following the Disney trip meeting. Due to space limitations, one parent per interested/participating student may attend. The meeting will be livestreamed on Zoom for those unable to attend in person.

Band Practice & Performance Schedule

Click on the band calendar link below for the most up to date information on band practice and performance schedules.

Band Fees

All band 2020-2021 fees should be paid in full. Students with past due balances may not be able to participate in the next season. Use the link below to pay online. If you have questions, contact Becky Richardson, Treasurer, at treasurer@fcbands.org.

Senior Spotlight

Attention, Class of 2021 Seniors and Parents! The FC Band Boosters is wrapping up its social media campaign to recognize the achievements of our Senior class. We are posting a few photos of each Senior, along with the biographical information that was printed in the Senior Night program during Marching Band season*.

It’s not too late to be included! Please send an email to vicepresident@fcbands.org with 3-5 photos that you feel best reflect your time in the Franklin Central Bands program. These photos will be used on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. Be sure to follow and like our accounts to see and share the posts!

Thanks, and the best of luck to each of you in your future endeavors!

* If you are a concert/jazz band only student – never fear! I have included the questions below for which I need information so I can create your spotlight post. Simply include this information in your email.

Student’s Name

Parents/Guardians Name(s)

Favorite Band Moment

Other Extracurricular activities

Future Plans

Say something to your parents/guardians

Concert Band

Concert News

Spring Band Concert

Dress Rehearsal- May 17th

Concert Band - 2:30-3:15

Wind Symphony - 3:15-4:00

Symphonic Band - 4:00-4:45

Wind Ensemble - 4:45-5:30

Concert- May 18th

6:00pm - Concert Band and Wind Symphony

7:30pm - Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble

Students should arrive 45 minutes prior to their concert time.

There will be awards and recognition of seniors at both performances.

Student Dress

Students in Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Symphony need to dress as indicated in the band handbook. Wind Ensemble will dress as they did for their ISSMA recording session.

Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Symphony (Guidelines from the Handbook)


White Collared Dress Shirt

Black Dress Pants

Black Dress Socks (at least calf length)

Black Dress Shoes

Black Belt

Black Neck Tie (bow ties not acceptable)


“Concert Black”

A dress or blouse/pants are acceptable - the entire outfit must be black

No accent colors can be present on the clothing

Skirts must extend past the knee while seated

Shoulders must be covered.

Black Dress Shoes (moderate heels acceptable)


Students will get dropped off at 3W for rehearsal and performances.

Parents will enter 8W (Performance Entrance) the night of the concert.


Each senior will receive 4 tickets to their concert time. Underclassman will receive 2 tickets. Tickets will be passed out in band class in the coming week. Audience members must present their tickets and be wearing a mask to enter.

Marching Band

Marching Band 2021

Important dates this week:

Color Guard: Tuesday, 5/11 Weapons - 5pm-6:30pm, All members - 6:30pm-9pm

Marching Band Tryouts: Friday 5/14, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Percussion Tryouts: Tuesday 5/11 & Thursday 5/13, 6pm-8:30pm, Friday 5/14, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Questions? ask@fcbands.org

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Winter Guard

That's a wrap!

Winter Guard closed out their amazing season with their annual banquet last week.

Congrats to both groups on their State Championships! Franklin Central is the first high school in state history where both guard groups have won a state title in the same year!

Congrats also to our graduating seniors! You will be missed! Good luck in your future endeavors.

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Guard Questions?

Email: Becky Richardson, Guard Liaison at GuardLiaison@fcbands.org.

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End of Season Party Pics

FCPS held their end of season party at Southeastway last Saturday. Thank you to everyone for coming out and donating food! Good luck to all our seniors, we will miss you!!
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Detergent Fundraiser

The detergent fundraiser has completed. Thank you to everyone that participated in this successful event! We will announce a pickup date once we have the information from the supplier. If you have any questions, please contact Travis Sears at fundraising@fcbands.org.

New Bronze Sponsor!

We would like to thank JB Treats for becoming a bronze level sponsor! JB Treats sells home-made gluten free dog treats. We encourage you to follow them on Facebook @jbtreats21 and check out their products on their website: jbtreat.com.


Graduation parties, summer trips, and college move-ins are coming up soon. Why not put some money in your band account while you shop with rebates through ShopWithScrip?!

Check out the Spring Gift Guide for some great ideas.

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: Valarie Solomon, Engagement Coordinator at Engagement@fcbands.org