FCBands Weekly Cadence

September 07, 2020

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

Marching Band Information

Marching Band Updates

Thank You

Last week was action packed! The students showed off their hard work at the Thursday night family preview. Mr. Ellinger thrilled the crowd with his over-the-top voice over. Thank you for that entertaining last run of the practice! Thanks to Denise Holaday and Becky Richardson for providing treats to the seniors that night.

The first batch of Spirit Buttons were delivered to parents and students. There were over 200 buttons created by Karen Smith and family. Every student received a free button Thursday night. Thanks Karen for doing buttons!

How can the marching band prepare for a performance without a good meal? Thank you Danelle Grimes and the food volunteers for providing a delicious dinner and a nice cake for the seniors. Thanks to Christie and Chris Chandler from the Spirit Committee for the music during the meal and the cheers in the stands later.

Senior Night was moved up by a month to safeguard from cancellation. This forced our team to accelerate planning. Here are the key people that deserve credit: Michelle Johnson – Senior banners and Senior Night program; Photographers – Jennifer Frost, Sherry Ohl and April Keene. Jessica Lee was our point of contact with athletics and coordinated programs and tickets for senior parents. Carrie Brewer Thomas was the lead for senior night. She procured the flowers from a new vendor and they were perfect. She pulled off the monster task of lining up band families in the correct order. Thanks to the booster board for multiple actions behind the scenes. Thanks to everyone not mentioned by name, you are the star players of our team. Together we accomplish great things..

Marching Band Swag Store

The Marching Band Swag Store is now open! Start shopping. Click Here

The store will close at midnight Friday, September 11.

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Family Night at the Stadium

Please join us on Thursday, September 10 at 8:00pm for "Family Night at the Stadium". This is a great opportunity for families that are not able to attend the football games to see the show performed. This informal show happens every Thursday night during practices and is open to band families. Please remember to wear a mask and observe physical distancing while sitting in the stands like any normal event. Do not sit on the red tape and stay together as a family.

Spirit Buttons and Show Buttons

Pick up your button order at the end of practices. Order more buttons. Download and print the order form. Click Here

Practice Times This Week


Tuesday: 5:30pm-8:30pm (ALL)

Wednesday: NO PRACTICE

Thursday: 5:30pm-8:30pm (ALL)

Friday: 3:00pm-5:30pm (ALL)

Next Week

· Football tickets will go on sale Monday morning, September 14.

· Friday, September 18 Game Day

  • Marching Band Group Photo before game
  • Perform exciting Pregame
  • Perform show “Any Way the Wind Blows"
  • Band will perform during the game


Email: Travis Sears, Marching Band Liaison at marchingbandliaison@fcbands.org or email ask@fcbands.org

Marching Band Fees

If you have not paid your Marching Band fees in full ($400), please process your payment now. If you have questions, please contact Becky Richardson at treasurer@fcbands.org.

Band Parent Meeting

Please attend the next band parent meeting on Wednesday, September 16th at 7:30pm via zoom. Zoom link will be provided on Facebook at through email.
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Fundraising Information

Volunteers needed for mum distribution

We need twenty volunteers to help unload, sort, and distribute mums on Tuesday September 8th. There are two shifts available. The first shift is from 2:30pm to 6:00pm. The second shift is from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Sign up for one or both shifts below. Please meet at door 3W and wear a mask. Thank you for your help!

Mum Pickup

Thank you to everyone that participated in the Fall Mum Fundraiser! There were 77 students that benefited from it. The flowers will be delivered on Tuesday, September 8th. You can pick up your orders between 6:00pm and 8:00pm. Please sign up for a pick up time below. We are utilizing this approach to distribute the flowers more effectively and prevent large gatherings to maintain social distancing. Please drive through the loop at door 3W for pickup. Stay in line and remain in the vehicle until you receive instructions from a volunteer. Please wear a mask. We do not have the ability to store the flowers, so they MUST be picked up on September 8th. Thank you.

Craft Fair Vendor Applications

We have received 93 applications to be considered in our first round of vendor selections. The Craft Fair Committee will be reviewing these applications in August. The deadline for submitting applications to be considered in the 2nd round of vendor selections is September 30, 2020. Encourage any crafters you know to apply.

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Snap! Raise Fundraising Campaign Starts September 14

Snap! Raise is a company that helps school organizations raise money. The FC band program is raising funds to cover for a budget shortfall caused by event cancellations due to cornavirus. Snap! Raise uses crowdfunding to solicit donations. In 2018, the FC Band program used Snap! Raise to raise $11,000 towards new uniforms. To learn more about the campaign: Click here.

This Week

The directors will be asking your student to prepare for the campaign this week. To find out what that means, Click here.

If you have questions, please contact us at ask@fcbands.org.

Other Information

Mark your calendar

  • Family Night at the Stadium - 8pm Thursday, September 10th
  • Visit the Band Calendar for more events and the practice schedule

Get Connected with FCBANDS


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

Suggestions for the Weekly Cadence?

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