FCBands Weekly Cadence

August 24, 2020

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

Marching Band Information

Marching Band Updates

Thank You

The band’s performance Friday night was a testament of hard work and determination in the face of a difficult environment. Thank you to the directors, staff, booster board, team leads and volunteers for making this possible and sustaining positive attitudes. Our students deserve nothing less than our best.

Senior Night is now September 4th

Senior Night has been moved up on the calendar to Friday, September 4. Parents please make plans to arrive at Gate 4 on the southeast corner of the stadium at 6:30pm. The seniors and their parents will walk from the side of the track to the 50-yard line and be recognized by the spectators. Right now, we need to know the names of the parents and escorts that will walk with the senior during the ceremony. REQUIRED: Please click this link to provide the names: https://forms.gle/9DoiTUeBJ5jQZYqq7

Senior Banner Parent Photos – Thursday, August 27 at 7pm

Senior Parents, we want to capture these special moments. We will be gathering at the senior banners in the northwest corner of the stadium for individual and group photos of the parents with the banners on Thursday, August 27 at 7pm. This is not required, but strongly encouraged to show support for our seniors.

Family Night at the Stadium

Thursday, August 27 at 8:00pm will be our first "Family Night at the Stadium". This is a great opportunity for families that are not able to attend the football game to see the show performed. This will be the first of many Thursday night practices open to band families. Please remember to wear a mask and observe physical distancing while sitting in the stands.

Monday is the Last Day for FC Band – Jackets, Yard Signs and Decals

FC Band Items for Sale: Student Jacket, Parent Rain/Snow Jacket, Window Decal and Yard Signs. These items, while optional, are VERY popular within the program and are available to ALL students (not just marching band)! The sale runs through August 24...don't miss out! Items Arrive at School about 2-3 weeks after the sale ends.

Click the Link to start shopping: https://bit.ly/3h6MMxU

Swag Orders

If you still need to pick up your order, we will have a table outside of Door 3W after practice on Tuesday at 8:30pm. Students can pick up their orders as they are leaving the building. Need more swag? Did you forget to order a show patch? The Pepwear webstore will be reopened in a few days. Sign up for Remind text alerts and be the first to know. Text the message: @fcbands-mb To the number: 81010

Students’ Show Shirts

If you are one of the few students that was unable to get your show shirt, do not worry. We have your shirt waiting for you in the band office. When you return, please make sure Mr. Sears takes your photo for the spirit button. Each family receives one FREE spirit button.

Uniform Lead

Our marching band uniforms need an attentive person or a team to prepare for the 2021 marching season. Starting now would give you the benefit of learning from the current lead, Amy Scott. If the students wear the marching uniform next year, you will not regret playing a big part in making that happen. If you have questions, please contact Amy or Travis.

Practice Times This Week

Please consult the Band Calendar for the most up to date days and times. If there is a change to this schedule, we will let you know.

Monday: 6:00pm-9:00pm (Guard, Weapons ONLY)

Tuesday: 5:30pm-8:30pm (ALL)

Wednesday: NO PRACTICE

Thursday: 5:30pm-8:30pm (ALL)

Friday: 3:00pm-5:30pm (ALL)

Next Week

· Football tickets will likely go on sale Monday morning, August 31.

· Friday, September 4 Game Day

  • Senior Recognition
  • Perform exciting Pregame
  • Perform show “Any Way the Wind Blows”
Band will perform DURING THE GAME!!!!


Email: Travis Sears, Marching Band Liaison at marchingbandliaison@fcbands.org or email ask@fcbands.org

Marching Band Fees

The updated 2020 Marching Band fees are as follows:

June $100

July $200

August $100 ($25 for Seniors)

If you have not paid a total of $400 ($325 for Seniors), please process that payment now. Details regarding the updated fees are below.

Fundraising Opportunities

Amazon Smile Rewards

The current conditions have made online shopping explode. Amazon makes it easy to give back to the band with every single purchase. Shop at smile.amazon.com and 0.5% of the purchase will be contributed to Franklin Central Band Boosters! It is exactly the same as amazon.com, but also includes a contribution to the band. Download the app now and select Band Boosters Club of Franklin Central High School Inc. as your organization of choice.

Craft Fair Vendor Applications

We have received 93 applications to be considered in our first round of vendor selections. The Craft Fair Committee will be reviewing these applications in August. The deadline for submitting applications to be considered in the 2nd round of vendor selections is September 30, 2020. Encourage any crafters you know to apply.

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Other Information

Mark your calendar

  • Football pre-game show and halftime show - Friday, September 4th
  • Visit the Band Calendar for more events and the practice schedule

Get Connected with FCBANDS


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

Suggestions for the Weekly Cadence?

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