Weekly Cadence

October 24, 2021

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

Parent Meeting - recording from October 21

If you missed last week's parent meeting, you can watch it here. Passcode: .8N?W4Dq

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.

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 Holiday Craft Fair on November 20th.

Volunteering - Franklin Central High School Bands

Concert Band

All band, jazz, and percussion classes will be taking pictures for the yearbook during class on Monday. Student will need to wear their concert attire for the pictures. They may bring their clothes to the band room before school on Monday, and they will have time during class to change.
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The Marching Flashes had a fantastic performance at the Bands of America Indianapolis Super Regional Championships even though the band did not advance to the finals. Thank you to the many volunteers that helped the band kids on Friday and again with the prep on Saturday: chaperones, bus drivers, transportation, spirit, uniforms, props and pit pushers. While it’s disappointing to not perform again, we are grateful to have such a great and dedicated group of parent volunteers!
On Saturday, Franklin Central hosted the ISSMA Scholastic Class State Finals. The top Scholastic class bands and their supporters came from all over the state.

We can not give enough praise to all the volunteers, including those who stayed for a longer shift and jumped in wherever help was needed. Thank you to our wonderful students as well! It would not be possible to do these events without you.

Happening This Week - October 24-30

Practice Schedule


  • Tuesday NO practice due to PSATs
  • Wednesday 2:30pm-5:30pm <--- added hour
  • Thursday 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Friday 3:00-6:00pm


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


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

Saturday's itinerary will be published later this week.

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.

Spooky Night at the Stadium!

On Thursday, October 28th come dressed in your best costume and watch the end of practice! Students, parents, family, and friends are all encouraged to participate!

Parents, please bring some candy to hand out to our hard-working little monsters after practice concludes.

ISSMA Semi-State Competition

The marching band will perform at 1:45pm on Saturday, October 30th at Ben Davis H.S. for ISSMA Semi-State.

Click Here for the Performance Schedule

The band’s itinerary will be published in a few days.

Fundraising Opportunity - PepWear

PepWear is offering a fundraising opportunity for anyone 14 years or older. Workers will work at the PepWear booths at Lucas Oil Stadium during Grand Nationals (Nov 10-13). Any worker will earn $10/hr for the designated student's band account. Please use the link to sign up for desired shifts. Signing up here will not yet guarantee you a shift. I will be sending names into PepWear as people sign-up to add to their lists. Shifts may fill up so sign-up as early as you can! If you have any questions, you can contact Connie Moxley at (317) 340-9289.


Color Guard

A note about Missed Rehearsals/Performances:

We are asking all parents and students to review the Marching Band commitment agreement again. It is vital that students attend each rehearsal and performance. An absence should be a very rare occurrence as it impacts the entire team. Students that miss rehearsals may not be allowed to attend the next performance due to safety measures or disciplinary reasons.

Color Guard Show Hair:

Due to time constraints on performance day, students need to arrive to rehearsal with some prep work already completed on their hair. The current show hair requires hair to be straightened, slicked back with gel, and put in a high pony tail. We will insert a weave after practice.

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.

Marching Band Banquet - Tuesday, November 23

More details coming soon!

winter guard

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Mark your calendars! Auditions for the 2022 FC winter guards are coming up November 9th & 11th. No experience is necessary. Grades 6 - 12 are eligible to participate. Take your first step by filling out the interest form. We can't wait to see you!

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


2nd Annual 2021 Holiday Craft Fair

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Our Holiday Craft Fair is fast approaching! Be sure to share the event on social media. This was an enormous fundraiser for the band program and we'd like to see this year's fair do just as well or better!

2021 Holiday Craft Fair

Saturday, Nov. 20th, 9am-4pm

6215 South Franklin Road

Indianapolis, IN


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