Weekly Cadence

January 4, 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.”

Thank you!

If you have questions, contact Megan Dickey, Treasurer, at treasurer@fcbands.org.


Upcoming Events

Indiana Music Education Association Conference

Who: Wind Ensemble

When: Saturday, January 14

For Itinerary Click Here

Sync the Calendar to your phone!

The easiest way to keep up with schedules is to sync the band calendar to your phone! Click here for instructions.




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:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • 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 president@fcbands.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!)

The New Year brings with it many opportunities for you to be involved, including a need for leads. Please consider the following openings!

EVENTS Co-lead/Assistant

If you are interested in what it's like to run one of our events or have an interest in helping behind the scenes as an Event lead, please reach out to events@fcbands.org for more information

Uniform Lead for MB Season 2023

It takes many hands to make sure our students look their best in their uniforms. FCMB is seeking a volunteer to take the lead on this important task! The Uniform Lead will ensure all students are sized into uniforms before the season starts and will be the go-to for maintenance during performances and competitions. To express interest or for more information: marchingbandliaison@fcbands.org

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: proplead@fcbands.org


Dine & Donate @ Uno Pizzeria & Grill

January 23, 2023 dine at Uno's and 20% of your check will be donated to the FC Bands!
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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 events@fcbands.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


Show Bands

Please reach out to Andrea Golden if you have any questions or concerns. jazzbandliaison@fcbands.org

Winter Guard

Percussion Symphony

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

1/3 - 6 pm to 9 pm

1/5 - 6 pm to 9 pm

1/6 - 5 pm to 9 pm Staging Camp

1/7 - 9 am to 9 pm Staging Camp, Lunch at 12:00 - Students are not allowed to leave. Dinner will be provided at 5:00 pm, sign up for dinner is here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0949aca628a3f8c16-ipband?fbclid=IwAR1cwN7t-FJvn6eTCyTvgA5Vg6W3yDhVxyq01Jps79afh_w9WH_GTircACQ#/

1/9 - 6 pm to 9 pm

1/10 - 6 pm to 9 pm

WGI World Championship Tickets are now available for purchase. Click the link below for more info!

WGI World Championship Ticket

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. percussionliasion@fcbands.org

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

General Fundraising

Kroger Community Rewards

A great, EASY way to help the FC Band program is by assigning the band as your Kroger Community Rewards organization! Last quarter we earned $748.97, just for going Krogering!

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 will increase 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 2022 Marching Season! Get a jump on those payments by earning rebates while you shop. It's so EASY!

Don't have an account? Want to learn more? Visit the RaiseRight™ page.

Get Connected with FC BANDS


The Franklin Central Bands website is our #1 source for communication.

Suggestions for the Weekly Cadence?

Email: Jennifer McCormick, Engagement Coordinator, at engagement@fcbands.org