January 18, 2023
Here is everything you need to know about the Franklin Central Bands program right now.
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.
SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
THE NEW YEAR NEEDS YOU!
A NOTE FROM THE BOOSTER PRESIDENT
Fellow band parents - it's hard to believe that it's time to hold elections for the 2023-24 year. According to our bylaws, we are to begin the elections process in January by appointing a nominating committee of booster parents. This committee will work in conjunction with the band directors to develop a slate of candidates for the elected positions. The slate of candidates will then be presented to all booster parents at least 7 days prior to the election, which will be held at the March 15th parent meeting. The board-elect will then shadow the current board through the remainder of the school year, and officially take office on June 1st.
Our elected board positions are:
- Vice President
- Engagement Coordinator
- Events Coordinator
- Fundraising Coordinator
We want YOU to seriously consider becoming more involved with our booster activities! All elected positions are open to all active booster parents who are interested. If you have questions about any position, please reach out to the current board member - we are happy to help answer those questions.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest in either (1) the nominating committee or (2) one of the elected positions. We are excited to continue our growth into the future.
(NOTE: the positions of Concert Band Liaison, Jazz Bands Liaison, Guard Liaison, and Percussion Liaison are appointed by the directors, not elected by the booster parents. We encourage those who are interested in those positions to reach out to the current liaisons and/or directors for more information!)
Uniform Lead for MB Season 2023
Prop Lead for MB Season 2023
Are you handy and creative? FCMB is seeking a prop lead for next Marching Band season. This would be the perfect time to get involved so the next lead can shadow the current team and get to know the routine. The props lead oversees all efforts across marching band, percussion symphony, and winter guards. More information: email@example.com
WINTER ENSEMBLES & CONCERT BANDS
Show Choir Competition Preview
The doorway to show choir competition season is the Competition Preview at 7:00 PM on Thursday, January 26th in the auditorium! Accents, Ambassadors, Chamber Choir, Encores, FC Singers, High Voltage, Electric Mayhem & Static Havoc will be performing their competition sets for the FIRST TIME this year! This is your first opportunity to see what your performer has been working on since October and will compete with throughout the season. Tickets are available at the link below.
It's Competition Time!
Guard Meal - Donations Needed!
Guard Hair Helpers Needed!
January 21, 2023
- Regional A - 9:15 in the band room
- Open - 11:30 in the band room
WGI "World Class" Championships will be taking place at the University of Dayton on the evening of Saturday, April 15. This is the highest level of competition for winter guard competitions (the equivalent of the Olympics for our activity!). What you will see throughout the day is nothing short of the best winter guard talent in the world performing unforgettable shows!
We will have a bus leave Franklin Central High School in the morning or early afternoon on Saturday, April 15 and drive to the University of Dayton Arena for WGI World Class Finals. The bus will return to Franklin Central around 2:00am on Sunday, April 16.
The fee for this trip is $125 per person. This fee covers the ticket cost ($92.50) and the transportation costs (about $30 per person) to get to and from the event. The ticket cost will be added to your child's student band account. We will order a block of tickets so we may sit together.
Once your ticket order is placed, the cost is NON-REFUNDABLE. Please fill out this form only if you are absolutely sure you are attending. This order form is for "REGIONAL A" and GUARD MEMBERS, and PARENTS/CHAPERONES from any guard wanting to attend. If you wish to purchase multiple tickets, you must fill out the form for each individual attending (example - if a child and their parent is attending, you must submit the form twice...once for the child and once for the parent).
DEADLINE FOR ORDERING: JANUARY 20, 2023
Link to Sign Up
Please contact Mr. Ellinger with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presenting the 2023 Percussion Show Title - Be The Change
Artwork and spirit wear is coming soon!!
A look ahead: January Rehearsals
A look ahead: January Rehearsals
1/19 - Rehearsal 6 pm to 9 pm
1/20 - Rehearsal 5 pm to 8 pm
1/21 - Rehearsal 9 am to 1 pm
1/24 - Rehearsal 6 pm to 9 pm
1/26 - Rehearsal 6 pm to 9 pm
1/27 - Rehearsal 5 pm to 9 pm
1/28 - Staging Camp Rehearsal 9 am to 9 pm, Lunch will be at 12:00pm - students are not to leave for lunch. Dinner will be provided at 5:00 pm. Sign-up for dinner donations coming soon
1/31 - Rehearsal 6 pm to 9 pm
We are quickly approaching our first competition on Feb 11th at Owen Valley. An itinerary will be shared closer to Feb 11th with more information, but, I wanted to make you aware of the Indiana Percussion Association website. You will be able to find lots of useful information about our competition dates on this site. As the event gets closer they will post times of performances, ticket prices, and links to purchase tickets and maps of the facilities. Here is the link: IPA Website
Once on the site, choose “schedules” at the top menu bar and you can choose the event we are attending to learn more.
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.
Please reach out to Jessica Lee if you have any questions or concerns. email@example.com
FC BAND EVENTS
Event Hosting - Volunteer Sign-Ups are OPEN!
Did you know our hosted events bring in thousands of dollars to the band program? Without these events, and your volunteer hours, our band fees would go up and our program would not be as amazing as it is today! If you have not selected your volunteer slots, please do so asap!
There is a tab for each event in the sign-up, and if you are wondering what a position entails there is a link to the page of job descriptions! If you have any questions, please email Amanda Groce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much for your help in making these events happen! Click the link below to get started.
Dates of Events:
Saturday & Sunday, March 4 & 5 – WGI Indoor Percussion Indy Regional
Saturday, March 11 – IHSCGA State Prelims
Saturday, March 25 - WGI Color Guard Regional
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
ALERT from RaiseRight: Effective January 9, 2023, the transaction fee for orders placed using your bank account increased from $0.15 to $0.29 per order so we can continue to enhance our gift card catalog and develop new features to grow your earnings. We have not adjusted this fee since 2011 and remain committed to keeping our fees as low as possible.
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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