FC Bands Weekly Cadence
March 15, 2021
Here is everything you need to know about the Franklin Central Bands program right now.
Band Practice & Performance Schedule
Band Boosters Announcements
New Band Booster Officers - Effective June 1st
Congratulations to all those listed below who were recently elected to be officers of the FC Band Boosters next school year!
We had 9 wonderful people ready and willing to serve on the booster board. THANK YOU, especially to all potentially-new-to-the-board parents who stepped up to run. To those that weren't able to run for an officer position - we will still need you. There are about 25 other very important roles we will need filled throughout next year. We'll definitely be in touch to find out your favorite way to help, and we'll make it happen.
To the outgoing board members - congratulations as well. You all are the reason we have the wonderful parental involvement that we do. I'm very impressed with our organization's poise over the last 12 months. You have handled challenges other booster groups only dream of accomplishing. I'm proud of our FC Band Boosters!
I'm looking forward to working with the new board members listed below, and all of the parents who will be helping next year. We've battled through this pandemic. Now we get the chance to rise up, raise funds, and transition from surviving to thriving. A challenge, for sure, but nothing we can't accomplish as a team. We'll plan entire seasons, events, trips (Disney again, soon, maybe? 😉, celebrations, provide for staff members, encourage the arts on a community-wide scale, and most importantly - make sure FC Bands students are making great memories and developing life skills that will last.
Congratulations to the 21-22 FC Band Boosters officers!
President - Denise Holaday
Vice President - Travis Sears
Treasurer - Erin Thompson
Secretary - Karen Smith
Engagement Coordinator - Amanda Groce
Fundraising Coordinator - Melissa Davis
Events Coordinator - Carrie Brewer-Thomas
—Evan Cooper, Director of Bands
Hosted Events - Help Needed
IHSCGA Hosted Event - March 27th - Volunteers NEEDED
Band Concert News
Each band class will have two rehearsals in April to practice and record their ISSMA pieces. Students should dress nicely (boys: dress pants and polo or button-down shirt and girls: dress pants and blouse or dress that goes below the knee while sitting and the shoulders covered).
Concert Band (period 2)
Wednesday, April 14th: 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Thursday, April 15th: 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Symphonic Band (period 3)
Wednesday, April 14th: 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Thursday, April 15th: 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Wind Symphony (period 4)
Monday, April 19th: 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Tuesday, April 20th: 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Wind Ensemble (period 5)
Monday, April 19th: 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday, April 20th: 4:45pm - 6:00pm
The Spring Concert will be held on Wednesday, May 12th and Thursday, May 13th. More information about these dates will be provided after spring break.
This Week - March 15th to March 20th
Franklin Community Results
Competition Day - March 20th - Avon
- Sat. March 20th ~ FC performs at 3:36pm ~ Here is the link from the IPA website with all the information you will need for this competition: 3/20 State Prelims Information
- Please read this information! It will answer any questions you have!
- Students will rehearse all day. An Itinerary will be shared later in the week for Sat.
- Below are our Covid traveling guidelines from the Transportation Department.
- We will be taking two buses. 25 students, 1 adult chaperone on each bus.
- Masks MUST be worn the entire time.
- No food or drinks are permitted on the bus.
- 1 student per seat-with the first 3 seats of the bus left open.
- Students will have to be in full uniform before we leave, no dressing rooms or time allowed to dress is given while at the competition.
- Battery/Cymbals/Pit~please bring long black socks!
- Battery/Cymbals will wear their marching shoes. Pit can wear black dress shoes/marching shoes.
- There will be a lunch break/ LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED
- Our amazing food lead and parent, Heather Buck, has created a sign up sheet for all our competition dinners. If you have any questions regarding dinner sign ups, please contact Heather at email@example.com
- Please sign up here to donate food for lunch here: Dinner Sign Up Sheet
3/15 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm - This is a Monday Rehearsal!
3/16 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
3/18 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
3/19 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
3/20 Comp Day at Avon High School, FC performs at 3:36- TBA - Itinerary coming soon…
Spring Break Rehearsal Times
3/22 to 3/24 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
3/25 & 3/26 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
3/27 - State Finals - TBA
3/29 to 4/3 - No Rehearsal!
Our 4th payment of $170 was due Monday, March 1st. Please be sure to make your payments on time. If you need to set up a payment plan or discuss payment arrangements, please reach out to the Band Booster Treasurer at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign up for Remind by adding fcbands-ip in the Remind app or by sending @fcbands-ip
via text message to 81010. Remind will be used to send out important updates throughout the season.
Upcoming Practices - Varsity
March 16th - 6:00pm -9:00pm High School
March 18th - 6:00pm - 9:00pm High School
March 19th - TBD
March 20th - Greenwood Comp Day - Itinerary Coming Soon!
Upcoming Practices - JV
March 16th - 3:30pm - 6:00pm Annex
March 18th - 3:30pm - 6:00pm Annex
March 19th - 6:00pm - 9:00pm TBD
March 20th - Greenwood Comp Day - Itinerary Coming Soon!
Greenwood Competition - Saturday, March 20th
Spring Break Practice Schedule
March 22nd - March 26th TBD
March 27th - State Guard Finals @ Franklin Central TBD
March 29th - April 2nd TBD
Spirit and Food Donations
With the show season in full swing, please check your email for spirit and food donation sign ups. The guard parents have a history of putting together treat bags and lunches for the guard members before each show.
Band Payments - Timely payments are essential!
Our 5th payment of $200 was due on Monday, March 1st. Please be sure to make your payments on time. If you need to set up a payment plan or discuss payment arrangements, please reach out to the Band Booster Treasurer at: email@example.com
Spring Flower Fundraiser - March 15th
We are now kicking off our Spring Flower Fundraiser! We are selling 9 varieties of 10" hanging baskets. The sale will end on April 9th to accommodate for Spring Break. Flowers will be ready for pick up at the high school on Tuesday, April 27th, well before Mother's Day (May 9th). The flowers will cost $22 each with $6 going to student band accounts. This is your opportunity to make Marching Band affordable! Click Here for the webstore or to download and print the order form.
If you have any questions, contact Travis Sears, firstname.lastname@example.org.