Weekly Cadence

September 13, 2021

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

Parent Meeting

Thursday, Sep. 16th, 7:30pm

6215 South Franklin Road

Indianapolis, IN

Parent meeting in the Spaceship Room, room 444. Zoom link will be emailed/posted on Thursday for those unable to attend in person.

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.

Concert Band

The Fall Band Concert is coming soon. The concert is on September 28th with the rehearsal on the 27th. Students must dress for the concert according to the guidelines listed in the handbook on page 15 . Please read the requirements for your student’s group and make sure your student has everything needed.

Band Handbook

Volunteer Sign Ups

The Event Volunteer Sign Ups are LIVE! Click the link below to sign up for the 5 slot commitment.

Volunteering - Franklin Central High School Bands
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This past weekend included the band performing at the football team’s 24-21 victory over Zionsville and placing 4th at the Lawrence Central Invitation competition with a score of 67.25. These wonderful band experiences for our students were made possible by the generous help of many people. Many thanks to Melissa Kieper and the food committee for donating and serving the pregame dinner. Thank you to Casey Matczak and Christy Smith and the spirit committee for organizing the bus send-off and providing snacks for after the performance Saturday night. Thank you to the props team that has been working nonstop for the past several weeks and placed the beautiful weathervane on the field. We are excited to see the next props. Thanks to the uniform team, plumes were efficiently handed out and the students received their new gloves just in time for competition warmups.

A BIG THANKS goes to Collin and Emily Geisking for driving the semi-trailer that pulled our new trailer to its first marching band competition. Thank you to Matthew Hills for driving the box truck and showing true hustle in finding a truck! Thank you to the chaperones and bus drivers by safely getting our students to and from the competition. Thank you to the parents that helped unload the semi-trailer when we returned to the school, it made a big difference. Thank you to the family and friends that loudly cheered the band at the game and the competition! Also, thank you to the volunteers that worked at the Mums pickup last Wednesday.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

Travis (marchingbandliaison@fcbands.org)

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This Saturday is our first BOA competition in Dayton, OH! Please see the attached packet below that contains our itinerary, parking information, entry information (including important info about masks and bags), and the performance schedule.

Practice Schedule

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


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


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

**Check the calendar for Saturday practice dates/times.**

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.


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

Front Ensemble: 5:30 - 8:30pm

Friday Night Lights!

Football Game Halftime Show Performances - games start at 7pm

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

Competition Time!

Competition Dates

  • September 18th – Bands of America, University of Dayton (get tickets)
  • 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 (get tickets)
  • October 30th – ISSMA Semi-State
  • November 6th – State Finals, Lucas Oil Stadium

The Spirit Committee is excited to present Bandcoming 2021 to our Marching Band and Guard students! Since our students will be marching at Avon during the traditional Homecoming dance at the High School, we are hosting our own dance at P&D Flower Farm on Sunday, September 26 from 5:30-8:00pm. We will be selling tickets for $10 each at the beginning of rehearsals each night this week and next.

  • Students should feel comfortable wearing whatever they would like - if they want to dress up like they would at Homecoming, great! If they want to wear jeans, totally fine too! The dance area is grass, so girls should refrain from wearing heels.
  • Parking on the property is somewhat limited. We should be able to accomodate the majority of our student drivers, but will encourage carpooling whenever possible. We will manage a parking pass system near the time of the dance. There will also be locations for parents to drop-off students who cannot drive as well.
  • Chaperones will be needed. However, we will be very limited in the number of chaperones we can have (and keep an appropriate safety ratio), due to capacity restrictions. We will send out a SignUpGenius requesting volunteers.
  • We will be looking for snack and dessert food donations. We will also be sending out a SignUpGenius to collect donations for food.

We are hoping to make this a very special experience for all of our band students! More information will continue to get posted. If you have any questions, please contact Casey Matczak or Christy Smith.

Chaperone Sign Ups

If you are interested in chaperoning for the marching band during competition season, this is your opportunity to volunteer. You’ll be riding on the bus with student to and from the competitions.

• This does not include free admission to the competition.

• You may be asked to push a prop or equipment onto the field if help is needed.

• Masks are required when riding on the bus.

Safe Visitor Background Check is required. Contact Karen Smith if you need to confirm that your background check is current or have questions about exemptions.


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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).

The guard will have their entire show uniform and accessories this week, so we are ready to take spirit button photos. All guard members will need to be “show ready” for the pictures. This includes uniform, makeup, and hair.

When: Monday, September 20th at 4:30pm

Where: Annex

Click here to order now!


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 Spark Nutrition!

Thursday, September 23 is our next spirit day at Spark Nutrition! Present this flyer (print or phone) and Spark will donate a portion of the sale to the FC Bands program!

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