Weekly Cadence

December 12, 2021

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

Parent Meeting

Thursday, Dec. 16th, 7:30pm

6215 South Franklin Road

Indianapolis, IN

Our next parent meeting is coming up on Thursday at 7pm in the Spaceship Room (room 444) or online via Zoom. A link to the meeting will be posted in the Facebook groups later this week.

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.

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

Side-by-Side Concert

On Tuesday, December 14th at 6:30pm the Wind Symphony will have a winter Side-by-Side concert with the FCJHS bands.

Wind Symphony members will need to stay after school until the concert is over, about 7:30pm.

3:00p - Wind Symphony rehearsal on stage
3:30p - Combined rehearsal with 8th graders
4:15p - Help set up for dinner, meet with section-mates, change, watch and cheer in auditorium
5:15p - Pizza is served
6:00p - Doors open
6:30p - Concert Begins

We are in need of a couple of volunteers to help serve pizza in the band room! Please contact Connie Moxley @ 317-340-9289 if you're able to help.

Pep Band

Pep Band will have 1 final practice before winter break on 12/13 after school until 4:45.

Sounds of the Season

What an AMAZING run of shows we had this year! Congratulations to all who participated! You did an incredible job bringing this beloved show back to our community.


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We are looking forward to spending the indoor season with 55 students! We are putting together our "Percussion Task Force" team of parents that will assist our students throughout the season. While our initial communication has been shared via Facebook, we hope to have ParentSquare up and running soon. Watch for more information regarding more opportunities to help this week!

Indoor percussion practice schedule for this week:

Tuesday 12/14--NO PRACTICE

Thursday 12/16--6:00-9:00 p.m.

Friday 12/17 (Staging Camp)--5:00-9:00 p.m.

Saturday (Staging Camp)--9 a.m.-9 p.m.

  • Students will need to bring their lunch on Saturday and dinner will be provided.

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-$10 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 first Winter Guard payment was due on December 1st. If you have not made that payment, please process it now. 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

• Thursday – 6:00pm to 9:00pm – HS Aux Gym

• Friday – 6:00pm to 9:00pm – HS Aux Gym

• Saturday – 5:00pm to 9:00pm – Annex

A Winter Guard

• Tuesday - 6:00pm to 9:00pm - HS Aux Gym

• Thursday - 3:30pm to 6:00pm - Annex

• Saturday - 2:00pm to 6:00pm - Annex

Regional A Winter Guard

  • Tuesday - 6:00pm to 9:00pm - HS Band Room
  • Thursday - 6:00pm to 9:00pm - HS Band Room
  • Friday – 6:00pm to 9:00pm – HS Aux Gym

Questions? Contact Valarie Solomon, Guard Liaison

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.

Prop Help Needed

We need your help! We are looking for parents of various skill sets to help with the preparation of props for all three guards. No matter what your skill set, we have a job for you! We need help with design, building, painting, repair work, cleanup, and pushing props at the competition.

The Prop Crew will be working on props the following days this week. Please come help as you have availability.

· Tuesday - 5:30pm to 9:00pm - Annex

· Thursday – 5:30pm to 9:00pm - Annex

Questions? Email Chris Chandler for more information.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Information will be going out soon on other volunteer opportunities. It takes a ton of parent support to make the season successful. We need volunteers to chaperone, collect and prepare snacks, decorate flip flops, help with hair and makeup, and more. Monitor our Weekly Cadence and the parent Facebook group HERE to learn more. Please make sure you have a current background check on file as noted above.


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



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Suggestions for the Weekly Cadence?

Email: Amanda Groce, Engagement Coordinator, at engagement@fcbands.org