Weekly Cadence

October 17, 2021

Parent Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 21st, 7:30pm

Spaceship Room (444) or Zoom

Please make plans to attend this week's parent meeting to stay up-to-date on what's happening in the FC Bands program. Those who attend in person must be masked while inside the building. A link to the Zoom meeting will posted in the parent group on Wednesday for those who are not able to attend in person.

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.

Volunteer Sign Ups

The Event Volunteer Sign Ups are LIVE! Click the link below to sign up for the 5 slot commitment. There are several spots still open for afternoon volunteers for the fast-approaching Oct 23 ISSMA Scholastic Class Marching Band Finals.

Volunteering - Franklin Central High School Bands
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Show Hosting - ISSMA Scholastic Finals - Saturday, October 23

Our first hosted event this year is the ISSMA Scholastic Class Marching Band State Finals THIS SATURDAY, October 23. This is the first year we've been given the opportunity to host a marching band competition. FC is known for being an excellent indoor host site, so let's ensure we carry that over to our new outdoor show!

Carrie will go over some final details at our parent meeting on Thursday, so make sure you're there!

We have a handful of shifts we still need covered. Want to help? Click Here

We are seeking food and paper products donations for the hospitality rooms the day of the event. Please review and sign up: Donate Here

Food Drive - October 11 - 23

The community has shown so much support for our band program, it is time to give back! We will be kicking off a food drive tomorrow, Monday, October 11th. The food collected will benefit the food pantries of both The Creek and Eastern Star Church. We will be accepting non-perishable food donations at door 3W through October 23rd. Examples of needed non-perishable food items are below. The food will be delivered to the food pantries on Sunday, October 24th. Please reach out to family, friends, and local businesses for support. Together we can make a difference!

Examples of Non-Perishable Food Drive Items:

  • Canned Meats
  • Canned Tuna and Salmon
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Canned or Dry Soups
  • Canned Stews and Chili
  • Tea Bags
  • Coffee (ground, no beans)
  • Canned Pasta
  • Canned Vegatables
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Pasta
  • Hot and Cold Cereals
  • Rice
  • Cake Mixes
  • Pancake Mix
  • Syrup
  • Powdered Milk
  • Packaged Pasta
  • Juice Boxes
  • Canned Juices
  • Canned Beans
  • Spam
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Baby Food and Cereal
  • Baby Formula
  • Granola Bars
  • Cereal Bars

Questions? Please contact Valarie Solomon, Guard Liaison - guardliaison@fcbands.org

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The Marching Flashes placed 5th out of 11 bands that competed at the ISSMA Regional Competition on Saturday! Thank you to the many volunteers that helped the band kids reach this pinnacle: chaperones, bus drivers, transportation, spirit, uniforms, props and pit pushers. Thank you to Bobbie Brooks and her assistants for pulling off another successful Senior Night on Friday. Also, we’re grateful that on Friday night the sheets of mist halted for the halftime show and allowed the band to perform an awesome show for the home crowd.

Happening This Week - October 17-23

Practice Schedule


  • Tuesday 2:30pm-4:30pm
  • Wednesday 2:30pm-4:30pm
  • Thursday 5:30pm-8:30pm


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


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

NOTE: Friday rehearsal details will be released later this week along with our BOA itinerary.

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.

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Bands of America Super Regional - Friday, October 22

The marching band will perform “I Am The Storm” at 7:30pm on Friday, October 22nd at the Bands of America Indy Super Regional at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Event Information: https://marching.musicforall.org/event/indysuper21/

Purchase Tickets: https://marching.musicforall.org/indysuper21tickets/

The itinerary will be published later this week.

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 Super Regionals (Oct 21-23) and 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.


Friday Night Lights!

Football Game pregame, halftime and in-game performances - games start at 7pm

- October 29th (Tentative)

Competition Time!

Competition Dates

  • October 22nd – Bands of America, Indianapolis Super Regional, Lucas Oil Stadium (get tickets)
  • October 30th – ISSMA Semi-State, Ben Davis High School
  • November 6th – ISSMA State Finals, Lucas Oil Stadium

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!

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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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