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

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

Band Fees

Timely payments are essential to the success of the band program. Use the link below to pay online. If you have questions, contact Becky Richardson, Treasurer, at treasurer@fcbands.org.

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

Franklin Central Bands is very excited to host the state finals for IHSCGA on Saturday, March 27th. These events are a tremendous fundraiser and make up a huge portion of our budget. Without these events, your fees would be higher. We need EVERY band family to volunteer and help make this event a success so these opportunities continue to come.

Concert Band

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

Spring Concert

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.

Percussion Symphony

This Week - March 15th to March 20th

Franklin Community Results

FCPS placed 3rd Saturday at Franklin Community with a score of 86.750. They performed their entire show and it was absolutely amazing! All scores can be found here: Scores from 3/13 Franklin Community

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 hbuck@comcast.net
  • Please sign up here to donate food for lunch here: Dinner Sign Up Sheet

Upcoming Rehearsals

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!

Band Payment

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: treasurer@fcbands.org

Remind Sign-up

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.

Percussion Symphony Questions?

Email: Jessica Lee, Percussion Symphony Liaison at PercussionLiaison@fcbands.org

Winter Guard

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

JV performs at 12:55pm and Varsity performs at 4:32pm. More details to come.

Spring Break Practice Schedule


March 22nd - March 26th TBD

March 27th - State Guard Finals @ Franklin Central TBD


March 29th - April 2nd TBD


If you ordered charms, they are in. Items are $1 each. If you have already paid, thank you, you will be receiving your charms this week. If you'd like to purchase any charms, please email Becky Richardson at guardliaison@fcbands.org.

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: treasurer@fcbands.org

Spirit Wear/Swag

The winter guard spirit wear store is OPEN! Each winter guard student will automatically receive one show shirt for FREE, but it is always nice to have a backup. Visit the store HERE and order spirit wear for the entire family! The products ship FREE and are sent directly to you! Plus, the store is open for a longer period of time! Shop now and show your band spirit!

Winter Guard Questions?

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


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, fundraising@fcbands.org.

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