Weekly Cadence

March 7, 2022

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

Parent Meeting

Thursday, March 10th, 7:30pm

FCHS Spaceship Room (room 444)

The March parent meeting will be held in the Spaceship Room. We have a lot to cover at this month's meeting, including our booster board elections for next school year. We encourage everyone to attend so you can vote for our new board.

NOTE: There will not be a Zoom option for this week's meeting.

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.

Band Fees

You can make online payments 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.

Spring Flower Fundraiser!

FC Bands is selling spring flowers from March 1 - 30. Pickup is Monday, April 18th. Students earn $12 for each plant sold!

Please share the link with family and friends!


Don't forget to sign up for your pick-up time!


2022 Booster Board Elections

Elections this Thursday!

REMINDER - the election of our next booster board will be held THIS THURSDAY, March 10th, at the parent meeting. All positions are open to any and all interested booster parents! You must attend in person to vote.

Candidate Bios

President - Denise Holaday

“I write to express my interest in seeking re-election for the position of President. I have enjoyed working on this board as President over the past year, as well as my previous positions of Vice President and concert band/pep band liaison. I'm excited to continue to see the increase in both student and parent participation in our program. I'm very interested in continuing to leverage technology to help with communication, especially with ParentSquare, the fcbands.org website, social media posts, and the Weekly Cadence.

My son, Carter, is a freshman trombone/baritone, and my daughter, Emma, is an alumna of the program. My day job is litigation case manager/paralegal in the legal department at Eli Lilly and Company.

I appreciate your consideration, and I look forward to another great year for the band program!”

Vice President - Jessica Lee

“I'm writing to express my interest in seeking election for the position of Vice President of the FC Band Boosters. I previously sat on the board for 2 years - 1 as secretary and 1 as percussion liaison. I enjoyed being a part of the FC Band program and board during that time. When I wasn't serving on the board, I volunteered multiple hours my son's freshman year helping with food, props, chaperoning and spirit.

I am the FCHS Athletic Department Admin Assistant by day.

My son Aidan is a current senior set to graduate this May. He was involved in marching band and indoor percussion for 3 years, pep band for 2 years, and his senior year joined the show choir band Static Havoc. My daughter Arianna is currently an 8th grade percussionist and plans to be part of the marching band and indoor percussion when she becomes a freshman next school year. My daughter Adyson is not involved with performing arts but is an athlete at the high school.

If voted in as VP, I would like to have involvement with the Weekly Cadence, communications, and possibly providing assistance with some fundraising.

Thank you for your time.”

Events Coordinator - Amanda Groce

“I am running for the position of Events Coordinator. I have been the Engagement Coordinator this past year, and ShopwithScrip/RaiseRight™ coordinator for 3 years. I am interested in making a move to Events Coordinator because I really enjoy the planning, coordinating, teamwork, and fulfillment that comes with executing a successful event. I know that every event we host is extremely important to the life of this program. I will work diligently to maintain the outstanding reputation we have among the performing arts community when it comes to hosting. I will strive to make volunteering for our events easy and FUN!

I have experience in event planning, the largest of which was a 3-day district song festival held at Union Station that welcomed 12 German choirs from 4 different states.

I have 3 children currently in the program, Chloe (senior), Dylan (junior), and Ezra (freshman). My 5th grader, Hannah, will be starting her band journey next school year. My day job is business operations manager for Enteral Nutrition Services at IU Health Home Care. I am also a travel agent in my “spare” time.”

Engagement Coordinator—OPEN

Fundraising Coordinator—OPEN

Secretary - Karen Smith

“I am seeking re-election for the position of Secretary. This past year was my first year on the board and I have really enjoyed being a part of the behind the scenes process of the Band Boosters. I look forward to watching this program grow over the coming years.

Over the course of the past 3 years, I have helped with many aspects of the band. I have become the button maker, created the senior photo albums, taken a ton of photos of students, and chaperoned the bus rides.

I am a High School Math teacher in my normal everyday life. My husband, Joel, and I have 3 kids. Audrey is our oldest, she is currently a sophomore clarinet player during Marching Band and part of the visual line for Indoor Percussion. Our middle child, Ainsleigh, is a 6th grade saxophone player and plans to march in the future. And our youngest, Addison, is a 4th grader and has already started her band life as a flute player.”


(NOTE: the positions of Concert Band Liaison, Marching Band 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!)


Volunteer Sign Ups

THIS IS IT! OUR LAST HOSTED EVENT OF THE SCHOOL YEAR!! Make sure you're signed up! This is your final chance to fulfill your 5-slot volunteer commitment.

March 12 - IHSCGA A, Open, and World Class Prelims

Disney Trip 2022

Practice dates are listed below. There will be a parent meeting close to departure time.


Wednesdays March 9 & 16 from 7-9pm (Philharmonic students will come from 8-9pm)

IMPORTANT: Our pre-trip meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 16th at 8pm.

Time to order!

It's time to order Spirit Buttons for the winter groups! We have both personalized and show buttons for $2.50 each. Please follow the link below to place your order.



Senior Survey

Hey, class of '22! We would like to feature YOU on our socials! Please complete this short survey and we'll start sharing some senior love.


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WGI Indoor Percussion Indy Regional

FC Percussion Symphony had a great weekend at the WGI Indy Regional! The group placed 2nd in their class and improved their score in finals to 83.35. This puts us in 6th place in the nation!

We're so proud of you! Let's have another great week of rehearsals, culminating at staging camp this Saturday.

Please be on the lookout for more details on the week ahead!

Questions? Contact John & Wendy Myers, Percussion Liaisons.


Zionsville IHSCGA

Congratulations on a strong weekend at Zionsville!

Regional A finished 9th out of 23 groups in their class, with a score of 69.450

#Scarecrow 👨🏻‍🌾

A finished 13th out of 17 groups in their class, with a score of 73.170

#LaVieenRose 🌹

Open finished 2nd out of 4 groups in their class, with a score of 78.4

#Woodstock ✌🏻☮️


The next Winter Guard payment was due on March 1st. Online payments can be made HERE. Please contact the Treasurer at treasurer@fcbands.org if you need to set up a payment arrangement.

Practice Schedule

The practice schedule for this week can be found on the band calendar. Students must attend every practice.

Questions? Contact Valarie Solomon, Guard Liaison


Important – Please sign up to receive text messages from the Color Guard Remind group.

We will be sending out important and time sensitive information through this channel. It will include information such as, bus arrival times, early and late dismissals, and more.

You can use the link below or text “@fcbands-cg” to “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


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


The savings continue all year 'round! Make sure to keep using that app to get rebates and put money into your student's account!

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