Weekly Cadence

August 29, 2021

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

Band Fees

Payments for the 2021 season can be made online 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.

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Thank You!

This past Friday was the first football game experience for many of our students and the first time in two years playing in the endzone with bleachers for the band. The students had a great time playing games at the pregame dinner. The success of this event and the preview on Thursday night is owed to many people that made these special moments possible. Special thanks goes to Melissa Kieper and the food committee for the pregame dinner. A Big Thanks goes to Casey Matczak and Christy Smith with the Spirit committee that provided popsicles at the preview, setup the activities for the pregame meal and hustled to sort and distribute show shirts and swag. Thank you to all of the photographers that shared their photos. Thank you to all of the friends and family that attended the Thursday preview, it meant so much to the students! Thank you to the students for taking to the field and performing an amazing run at halftime. Your hard work showed and it brought cheers from the crowd!

Thank you,


Practice Schedule


In anticipation of Labor Day weekend, we will NOT have practice this Friday, 9/2, Saturday, 9/3, or Monday, 9/5. Regular practices resume Tuesday, 9/6. Enjoy the long weekend!


Winds/Drumline/Guard: 2:30 - 6pm, followed by parade

Front Ensemble: 5:30 - 8:30pm

Make sure to sync the calendar to your phone so you always have the most up-to-date info!


  • Tuesday 2:30pm-4:30pm
  • Wednesday 2:30pm-4:30pm
  • Thursday 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Friday 3:00pm-6:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm


  • Tuesday 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Friday 3:00pm-6:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm


  • Monday 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Tuesday 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Friday 3:00pm-6:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm

First Competition: Saturday 9/11 @ Lawrence Central

FC will perform at 9pm on September 11th at Lawrence Central HS.

General Competition Day Details

-Competition days are ALL DAY EVENTS for students - once dropped off in the morning, you will not see them until we return to school that night.

-Practice occurs morning/afternoon

-Students bring their own lunch on competition days


-Students are recommended to have cash in case we have time for concessions after we perform

-We typically return to the school for dismissal between 10pm and midnight. Text alerts will be sent when the band departs the competition site and when we arrive at the school.

SPECTATORS: Bring cash for tickets and concessions just in case the show site does not take a card. Ticket prices will be about $6 - $10 depending on the event. Try to arrive at the competition site one hour early in order to find parking, buy tickets and find a seat with your friends from FC.

The full-day itinerary will be released the week of the competition.

Football Game Halftime Show Performances

  • September 10th - Zionsville
  • September 24th - Noblesville
  • October 15th (Senior Night) - Westfield
  • October 29th (Tentative)

Competition Dates

  • September 11th – Lawrence Central H.S.
  • September 18th – Bands of America, University of Dayton
  • September 25th – Avon H.S.
  • October 2nd – Noblesville H.S.
  • October 16th – ISSMA Regional
  • October 22nd – Bands of America, Indianapolis Super Regional, Lucas Oil Stadium
  • October 30th – ISSMA Semi-State
  • November 6th – State Finals, Lucas Oil Stadium
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It is time to celebrate the season with SPIRIT BUTTONS! We are currently offering two button options. The first option is a personalized button with your student and the second option is of the current show theme. Each button is $3 or you can purchase two for $5. Purchase a button for the entire family and save one for the memory book!

Each student will receive 1 personalized button (included in band fees).

Click here to order now!

Spirit Committee seeks snack donations

The spirit committee is in need of individually wrapped snacks for treat bags. (Examples: fruit snacks, chips, fruit roll ups, candy, tootsie roll pops). Please place any donations in the storage tote outside of the prop room by September 3rd. Treat bags will be given out on competition days. Needless to say, we need alot of donations. If you have any questions please contact Christy Smith, christysmith714@gmail.com or Casey Matczak, casey.matczak@gmail.com.

Student Survey for Spirit Committee

Students, we ask that you take a minute to fill out this quick survey. The survey will give the Spirit Committee a better idea on how to plan the most fun for the marching band!


Thursday practices - open at 8pm for viewing

Please be aware that practices are open to parents, family and friends. Thursdays at 8pm are a good time to see the band wrap up a practice at the stadium.


October Band Camp will be 10/11 - 10/15 from 9a - 4p. This is required for all marching band students.

Get Text Reminders from FCMB

Get the latest updates about the Marching Flashes on your phone! This will be most helpful when we release students after football games, to let you know when we're returning from a competition, for special announcements, and for the Weekly Cadence! Stay connected and informed.

From your phone, click this link: https://bit.ly/3flAqQK


Text the message @fcbands-mb to the number 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 Marching Flashes are going to Florida!

The Marching Flashes are taking a trip to Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando March 20-25, 2022! We've set up a page dedicated to the trip, so be sure to check regularly for updates. Click here now to get all the details, including the presentation from Music Travel Consultants.

Questions? ask@fcbands.org


Spirit Day at Red Cactus - Tuesday, August 31

Grab lunch or dinner at Red Cactus on Tuesday, August 31st to support FC Bands! Present this flyer (print or phone) to have 10% of your bill donated to the band program.

Mums Fundraiser Results are in!

The Mum Fundraiser is complete. We sold 1225 plants and raised $7350 for 77 student band accounts. Pick-up is September 8th.

Schedule Your Pickup time HERE.

Volunteer to help with the Pickup HERE.

2nd Annual 2021 Holiday Craft Fair

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Literally the easiest fundraiser we have! Earn money for your student's account while you shop.

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