March 1, 2023
Here is everything you need to know about the Franklin Central Bands program right now.
SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
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FC BAND EVENTS
Event Hosting - YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE
THIS WEEKEND: WGI Indoor Percussion Indianapolis Regional
Hey FC Band families! Did you know that FC hosts one of the largest indoor percussion events in the country? It’s such a great event that 40+ groups want to be a part of it. We can’t make it a great event without YOU!
There are still many spots available for volunteers, so if you haven’t signed up yet, or you are willing to pick up another shift, please visit the sign up link here. Urgent needs include our Saturday evening shifts and Sunday afternoon shifts. Also we need someone for Judges Transportation. We need an adult volunteer to drive judges from their hotel to the school and back on both days. The Boosters will provide a gas card for you.
ISSMA State Solo & Ensemble Results!
On Saturday, February 25, many of our FC Band Students performed at ISSMA state level competition. We are so very proud of their excellent accomplishments. Congratulations!
A NOTE FROM THE BOOSTER PRESIDENT
Board elections coming March 15! Interested in joining the board? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Food Lead for MB Season 2023
Food lead - will organize menus and volunteers to feed dinner to the band members and staff for band camp July 17-21, four home game tailgates (possibly five if we host a playoff game in late October) and our BOA competition in Kentucky on 9/16. The food lead also ensures there is plenty of stock of paper supplies (plates/bowls, napkins) and utensils for the season, and will coordinate the transport of same to/from the dinner sites.
Uniform Lead for MB Season 2023
Prop Lead for MB Season 2023
Props Lead - works with the directors and other staff members to execute the vision of the directors. This role is unique in that the person has the creativity to help design props for the shows, while leading a team of dedicated and artistic parents. The parent will be asked to help design and oversee props for the Marching Band, Winter Guards and Percussion Symphony. Multiple parents will need to be recruited to assist the Props Lead including individuals with trade skills, but trade skills are not required. The props lead will also be responsible for organizing volunteers to load trucks and to pull props out onto the field.
WINTER ENSEMBLES & CONCERT BANDS
Thursday 7:30pm (this is an adjusted time!)- Jazz Concert, ISSMA Preview - call time is 6:30. Come hear Jazz 1 and Jazz 2 perform the music they'll take to contest!
A look ahead: Upcoming Rehearsals
3/1 - Rehearsal 6 pm to 9 pm *This is a Wednesday Rehearsal*
3/2 - No Rehearsal
3/3 - Rehearsal 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm - set up for WGI Regional Show Hosting
3/4 and 3/5 WGI Indy Regional Show at FC
3/7 - Rehearsal 6 pm to 9 pm
3/9 - Rehearsal 6 pm to 9 pm
3/10 - Rehearsal 5 pm to 8 pm
3/11 - Rehearsal 1 pm to 9 pm * This is a calendar change due to gym space* we will rehearse at the Annex
Reminder: In an effort to keep the students out of the body suits for long periods of time during rehearsal, students should wear older shirts, their lights will be safety pinned to their shirts during rehearsals.
WGI Indy Regional Itinerary and Important information
Click here for the itinerary: WGI Indy Regional at FC
Please pack snacks or food if you do not want to eat sandwiches and chips is volunteer hospitality.
Volunteer Hospitality sign-up: Volunteer Hospitality Donation Sign-Up
WGI Website info link- WGI Website Info
Items to have for Comp Day:
Black marching shoes and black socks
Compression shorts, sports bras/tanks/shirts
Water bottles for rehearsal ( water bottles will be provided on the bus ride and comp site)
Clothes to put on over body suits for before/after the performance
There has been a calendar change to our scheduled rehearsal time for Saturday, March 11th, we will be rehearsing from 1 pm to 9 pm now due to gym availability. We will rehearse at the annex.
Our group is in need of cases of bottled water. Throughout the season we will go through LOTS of bottled water. We use water for every meal that we provide to the group, we will take at least 2 cases to every competition and we definitely need lots for the time we will spend in Dayton! Water donations can be dropped off at the beginning or end of rehearsal in front of the prop room doors. I will be there to put it inside the prop room.
Thank you in advance for helping keep our amazing kids hydrated this season 😊
WGI World Championship Tickets are now available for purchase. Click the link below for more info!
Many hotels in the area of the University of Dayton (where WGI Worlds is located) and Camp Chautauqua (where FC is staying) are completely booked or are very close to being booked up. If you plan on staying the night any of the nights we are in Dayton I recommended reserving your room asap. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.
Dayton Chaperones Needed
We are still in need of two male chaperones for our trip to Dayton. If you are interested in helping us out, please reach out to Stacey Burgess or Jessica for more information.
Mar 4 - IHSCGA State Prelims
Reg A @ Zionsville High School
Performance time: 3:22 pm
Open @ Hamilton Southeastern High School
Performance time: 8:33 pm
Food Donations Needed
We will be providing pasta casseroles for the kids before competition this weekend, please click below to sign up!
Please reach out to Andrea Golden if you have any questions or concerns. email@example.com
Mr. Cooper (Evan.Cooper@ftcsc.org)
Andrea Golden (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Payments for your student's account 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.
“In accordance with the Band Handbook and the Marching Band Financial Agreement, all prior fees should be paid in full. Please contact the Treasurer as soon as possible if you do not already have a payment plan in place.”
If you have questions, contact Megan Dickey, Treasurer, at email@example.com.
Spring Flower Fundraiser
10" Hanging Basket $35 - $40 Each
12" Planter $52 - $58 Each
Houseplants $6, $20, or $35 Each
The student’s account will be credited a portion of each plant sold.
Payment & Order Deadline (Online orders only):
Online Orders & Online Payment Due: Sunday, March 26th
Online Order Details:
Include the student’s name during check out or select ‘bands” to donate to Franklin Central Bands.
Students/parents may collect orders utilizing the order form HERE. All orders must be placed online.
Color may vary depending on availability.
Students will pick up flowers on Monday, April 17th to distribute to their supporters.
Dine & Donate
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.
Kroger Community Rewards
It's easy to sign up and start earning for the band. Ask your friends, parents, cousins, aunts, uncles... everyone you know to sign up as well!
Log in to your Kroger account and search for our organization:
Organization Name: Band Boosters Club of Franklin Central H. S. Inc.
Organization Code: 10100
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Now is the time to get started (if you haven't already) earning for the 2023 Marching Season! Get a jump on those payments by earning rebates while you shop. It's so EASY!
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