Weekly Cadence

December 20, 2021

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

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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.

Parent Meeting Recording & Minutes

For those who missed last week's meeting, you may watch the recording here.

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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.

Volunteering - Franklin Central High School Bands

Concert & Winter Bands

Our Wind Symphony had another wonderful performance this past week alongside the 8th grade bands from FCJH! Great job, everyone! Thank you to the parents who fed all of those kiddos, too!

Enjoy your winter break! May Santa bring you lots of cork grease, reeds, and horn polish. Don't forget to practice!


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Indoor percussion practice schedule for this week:

Tuesday, 12/21–6:00-9:00 p.m. & Enjoy your Holiday Party!

- Students will need to bring a wrapped $5 (or less, or re-gifted) white elephant type gift.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and your family!

Winter Break Practice:

Monday 12/27–9 a.m. to 1 p.m. **Battery and mallet players only (Marimba, Vibes, Xylo).

Tuesday 12/28–9 a.m. to 1 p.m. **Battery and mallet players only (Marimba, Vibes, Xylo).

Monday 1/3–9 a.m. to 6 p.m. **Everyone

Questions? Contact John & Wendy Myers, Percussion Liaisons.

December 21st--Holiday Party!

Candace Wells-Myers is coordinating a holiday party for our kids! This will occur at the conclusion of practice on December 21st. Students will need to bring a wrapped $5 (or less) white elephant type gift.

To donate for the holiday party, please use this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084baea62ca5f49-fcindoor


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The second Winter Guard payment is 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 is below. Students must attend every practice. if you have a rare conflict that can’t be avoided, email Adam Faircloth immediately.

Open Winter Guard: Tuesday - 2:30pm to 5:30pm – Annex

A Winter Guard: Tuesday - 6:00pm to 9:00pm - HS Aux Gym

Regional A Winter Guard: Tuesday - 6:00pm to 9:00pm - HS Band Room

Winter Break:

Happy Holidays! Have a wonderful winter break. Practices will resume after the break on Tuesday, January 4th.

Questions? Contact Valarie Solomon, Guard Liaison

Volunteers Needed

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. We will be sending out Information for the various volunteer opportunities after the break. These will include pushing props, chaperoning events, decorating flip flops, preparing snacks, and more. Please complete your background check now (see below) so you are ready. Monitor our Weekly Cadence and the parent Facebook group HERE to learn more.

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



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.

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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