Weekly Cadence

January 17, 2022

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

Parent Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 20th, 7:30pm


Join us via Zoom this Thursday for our monthly parent meeting. A link will be sent via ParentSquare later this week.

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.

A note from the Booster President

Parent Callout!

Fellow band parents - it's hard to believe that it's time to hold elections for the 2022-23 year. According to our bylaws, we are to begin the elections process in January by appointing a nominating committee of booster parents. This committee will work in conjunction with the band directors to develop a slate of candidates for the elected positions. The slate of candidates will then be presented to all booster parents at least 7 days prior to the election, which will be held at the March 10th parent meeting. The board-elect will then shadow the current board through the remainder of the school year, and officially take office on June 1st.

Our elected board positions are:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Engagement Coordinator
  • Events Coordinator
  • Fundraising Coordinator

We want YOU to seriously consider becoming more involved with our booster activities! All elected positions are open to all active booster parents who are interested. If you have questions about any position, please reach out to the current board member - we are happy to help answer those questions.

Please email president@fcbands.org with your interest in either (1) the nominating committee or (2) one of the elected positions. We are excited to continue our growth into the future.

(NOTE: the positions of Concert Band Liaison, Guard Liaison, and Percussion Liaison are appointed by the directors, not elected by the booster parents. We encourage those who are interested in those positions to reach out to the current liaisons and/or directors for more information!)

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.

Sign up for a spot now!

Feb 12 - IPA Invitational

March 5 & 6 - WGI Indoor Percussion Indianapolis Regional

March 12 - IHSCGA A, Open, and World Class Prelims

Disney Trip 2022

Practice dates are listed below. There will be a parent meeting close to departure time. We're working on a date for that and will let you know as soon as it has been confirmed.


Fridays Feb. 4 & Feb. 11 (both are winds only) during CCR time

Wednesdays Feb. 16, 23 and Mar. 16 from 7-9pm (Philharmonic students will come from 8-9pm)

Spirit Nights! Mark your calendars...

FC Bands has 2 upcoming Spirit Nights:

Thursday, Feb 3rd at Flashbacks

Wednesday, March 2 at Red Cactus

Keep an eye out for more details coming soon.

A huge THANK YOU to Andie Needham for arranging our Spirit Nights!

Concert & Winter Bands

Pep Band

We will serving pizza for the pep band during their game nights. If you are able to help serve and clean up, please sign-up for a date below. Times have been estimated and may need to be modified (would move slightly later but not earlier). You can contact Connie Moxley 317-340-9289 with any questions.



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Practice Schedule

Indoor percussion practice schedule for this week:

Tues & Thurs: 6p - 9p

Friday: 5p - 9p - Staging Camp

Saturday: 9a - 9p - Staging Camp*

*Be on the lookout for dinner sign-ups!

Questions? Contact John & Wendy Myers, Percussion Liaisons.

Seeking: Seamstress

Do you or someone you know have a talent for sewing? We have ordered extra fabric that matches our uniforms to make drum covers like the ones for About Nothing (pictured). It has not come in yet, but we would love to have a seamstress on standby. Feel free to reach out if you can help or if you have a willing connection.


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The second Winter Guard payment was 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

Winter Guard schedule details will be sent in a separate communication.

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.

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