FC Bands Weekly Cadence

February 1, 2021

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

Band Practice & Performance Schedule

Click on the band calendar link below for the most up to date information on band practice and performance schedules.

Band Fees

Timely payments are essential to the success of the band program. Use the link below to pay online. If you have questions, contact Becky Richardson, Treasurer, at treasurer@fcbands.org.

Winter Guard

Upcoming Practices - Varsity

February 2nd - 6:00pm-9:00pm High School

February 4th - 6:00pm-9:00pm High School

February 5th - Tentative TBD

February 6th - COMP DAY - Itinerary available soon

Upcoming Practices - JV

February 2nd - 3:30pm-6pm Annex

February 4th - 3:30pm-6pm Annex

February 5th - 6pm-9pm High School

February 6th - COMP DAY - itinerary available soon

Spring Break Practice Schedule

JV - March 22nd - March 26th TBD

March 27th - State Guard Finals @ Greenfield Central TBD

Varsity - March 29th - April 2nd TBD

Competition DAY - February 6th

The first competition of the season will be at Franklin Central High School on February 6th. JV performs at 3:14pm and Varsity performs at 4:28pm. The itinerary is attached below. Lunch will be served, but the exact time is to be determined. Only 2 parents/guardians are able to attend per guard member. The event Saturday is credit card only. Tickets are $7 per person.

Band Payment

Our 4th payment of $200 is due Monday, February 1st. Please be sure to make your payments on time. If you need to set up a payment plan or discuss payment arrangements, please reach out to the Band Booster Treasurer at: treasurer@fcbands.org

Chaperone Sign-Up

JV chaperones are still needed for show days. You will have backstage access to the show! This is an exciting way to watch the guards warm up, practice, and perform. If you’re interested, please sign up with the google sheet below and make sure to have a background on file. We will have a quick meeting before the season starts for new chaperones. Background checks can be completed using the link below. They must be completed before chaperoning. The process can take up to 2 weeks.

We need you!

Box Truck Driver Needed

We need a box truck driver for the March 27th competition. If interested, please send an email to guardliaison@fcbands.org.

Spirit and Food Donations

With the show season just around the corner, please check your email for spirit and food donation sign ups. The guard parents have a history of putting together treat bags and lunches for the guard members before each show.

Spirit Buttons

The button pictures and order forms will be coming soon!

Thank you!

As always, thank you all for continue support of our winter guard program! We appreciate you!

Winter Guard Questions?

Email: Becky Richardson, Winter Guard Liaison at GuardLiaison@fcbands.org.

Percussion Symphony

Week of 2/1/21 to 2/6/21

Order Your Swag - Store Closes Monday Night!

Please make sure to get your orders in by Monday night! Remember, every performer gets one free t-shirt. It is always good for them to have an extra! Don’t Forget Your Patch! Place your orders from the link below:

Swag Store - Click HERE

Store closes Monday night! Hurry!

Button Photos

Button photos are happening on February 2nd and February 4th.

  • All members of the pit and cymbals please arrive at rehearsal on Tuesday, February 2nd at 4:45pm.
  • All members of the battery and visual please arrive at rehearsal on Thursday, February 4th at 4:45pm.

Order forms and button examples coming soon!

Band Payment

Our 3rd payment of $170 will be due Monday, February 1st. Please be sure to make your payments on time. If you need to set up a payment plan or discuss payment arrangements, please reach out to the Band Booster Treasurer at: treasurer@fcbands.org

Fundraiser Money

If you have not turned in your fundraiser money, please do so ASAP! Please place it in the whitebox inside the band room.

Upcoming Rehearsals

2/2: 5:30pm to 8:30pm - *4:45pm for Pit and Cymbals

2/4: 5:30pm to 8:30pm - *4:45pm for Battery and Visual

2/5: 5:00pm to 9:00pm *Staging Camp - High School

2/6: 9:00am to 6:00pm *Staging Camp - *Location TBA

*lunch 1:00pm to 2:00pm - students can not leave

Remind Sign-up

Sign up for Remind by adding fcbands-ip in the Remind app or by sending @fcbands-ip

via text message to 81010. Remind will be used to send out important updates throughout the season.

Percussion Symphony Questions?

Email: Jessica Lee, Percussion Symphony Liaison at PercussionLiaison@fcbands.org

Hosted Events


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2021 Hosted Events - Volunteers Needed

Show hosting season is upon us and we once again need help from ALL band families. Please know these shows bring in money for the entire program so we need help from concert band parents, jazz band parents, marching band parents, guard parents, and indoor percussion parents.

Due to COVID, we have drastically reduced our list of adult volunteers so it is vital that if you sign up, you show up, unless you are sick of course! We will be closely following all recommendations and guidelines from the school, the show's governing body, and the Marion County Health Department. We know you will have a thousand questions and we will try to answer them as we learn. Things are constantly changing and we need to remain adaptable! Please send questions to events@fcbands.org

We are currently recruiting volunteers for our first two events. Review the volunteer information packet below to see what that entails. You can view a brief job description HERE. You can sign up for the first two events using the links below. Save the date for IHSCGA on March 27th. That volunteer sign up will be coming soon.


Spark Nutrition Spirit Days - Feb 8th & 9th

Enjoy a guilt free meal replacement shake or energy drink on February 8th and 9th and support FCBands. Visit Spark Nutrition's Facebook page HERE to get a sneak peek at some of their goodies and view their shake menu.
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Mattress Sale - February 21st

Franklin Central Bands is hosting a mattress sale on Sunday, February 21st. This is your opportunity to get a great deal on like name brand quality mattresses and support FCBands at the same time! If your mattress is more than 8 years old or you are having sleepless nights, make sure to take advantage of this tremendous opportunity.
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Get Connected with FC BANDS


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

Suggestions for the Weekly Cadence?

Email: Valarie Solomon, Engagement Coordinator at Engagement@fcbands.org