FC Bands Weekly Cadence

March 22, 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. Students with past due balances may not be able to participate in the next season. Use the link below to pay online. If you have questions, contact Becky Richardson, Treasurer, at treasurer@fcbands.org.

Band Boosters Announcements

Hosted Events - Help Needed

Important message from Mr. Cooper, Director of Bands.

IHSCGA Hosted Event - March 27th - Volunteers NEEDED

Franklin Central Bands is very excited to host the state finals for IHSCGA on Saturday, March 27th. These events are a tremendous fundraiser and make up a huge portion of our budget. Without these events, your fees would be higher. We need EVERY band family to volunteer and help make this event a success so these opportunities continue to come.

Concert Band

Band Concert News

Each band class will have two rehearsals in April to practice and record their ISSMA pieces. Students should dress nicely (boys: dress pants and polo or button-down shirt and girls: dress pants and blouse or dress that goes below the knee while sitting and the shoulders covered).

Concert Band (period 2)

Wednesday, April 14th: 3:15pm - 4:30pm

Thursday, April 15th: 3:15pm - 4:30pm

Symphonic Band (period 3)

Wednesday, April 14th: 4:45pm - 6:00pm

Thursday, April 15th: 4:45pm - 6:00pm

Wind Symphony (period 4)

Monday, April 19th: 3:15pm - 4:30pm

Tuesday, April 20th: 3:15pm - 4:30pm

Wind Ensemble (period 5)

Monday, April 19th: 4:45pm - 6:00pm

Tuesday, April 20th: 4:45pm - 6:00pm

Spring Concert

The Spring Concert will be held on Wednesday, May 12th and Thursday, May 13th. More information about these dates will be provided after spring break.

Marching Band

Marching Band 2021

Marching band dates have been added to the Band Calendar.

Important Things:

  • Mandatory practices will occur the week of October 11 (second week of fall break).
  • Incoming Freshman callouts will be in May.
  • All Winds will have practices on Friday evenings in June and July.
  • Dates for percussion tryouts and practice will be added soon.

Questions? ask@fcbands.org

Percussion Symphony

This Week - March 22nd to March 27th

IPA State Prelims Results

FCPS placed 2nd Saturday at the IPA State Prelims held at Avon High School with a score of 88.50. This performance was absolutely AMAZING! All scores can be found here: Scores from 3/20 State Prelims

STATE FINALS DAY - March 27th - Ben Davis High School

Sat. March 27th ~ FC performs at 8:35pm~ Here is the link from the IPA website with all the information you will need for this competition: 3/27 State Finals at Ben Davis

  • Please read this information! It will answer any questions you have!

Students will rehearse all day. An Itinerary will be shared later in the week for Sat.

Below are our Covid traveling guidelines from the Transportation Department.

  • We will be taking two buses. 25 students, 1 adult chaperone on each bus.
  • Masks MUST be worn the entire time.
  • No food or drinks are permitted on the bus.
  • 1 student per seat-with the first 3 seats of the bus left open.
  • Students will have to be in full uniform before we leave, no dressing rooms or time allowed to dress is given while at the competition.
  • Battery/Cymbals/Pit~please bring long black socks!
  • Battery/Cymbals will wear their marching shoes. Pit can wear black dress shoes/marching shoes.
  • There will be a lunch break, please bring a lunch or one may be dropped off at door 3W~NO ONE should leave the high school on lunch break!
  • Our amazing food lead and parent, Heather Buck, has created a sign up sheet for all our competition dinners. If you have any questions regarding dinner sign ups, please contact Heather at hbuck@comcast.net
  • Please sign up here to donate food for lunch here: Dinner Sign Up Sheet


Upcoming Rehearsals

Spring Break Rehearsal Times

3/22 to 3/24 - 9:00am to 4:00pm (lunch is 12:00pm)~Battery and Mallets/Timpani

*Rack and Electronics report after lunch break at 1:00pm on Monday and Tuesday

*Cymbals and Visual report at 2:30pm on Monday and Tuesday

3/25 & 3/26 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

3/27 - State Finals - FC Performs at 8:35pm

3/29 to 4/3 - No Rehearsal! Enjoy your Spring Break!

*Dont forget to dress up this week!*

Dress Up Days

Monday: Favorite Vacation Destination Day

Tuesday: Favorite Decade Day

Wednesday: Crazy Socks Day

Thursday: Hawaiian/Beach Day

Friday: Section Color Day

Band Payment

Our 4th payment of $170 was due Monday, March 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

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

Winter Guard

Upcoming Practices - Varsity

Enjoy your week off! Be ready for rehearsal next week!

April 1st - 5:00pm - 9:00pm High School

April 2nd - 5:00pm - 9:00pm High School

April 3rd - 9:00am - 1:00pm Annex

Upcoming Practices - JV

March 25th - 5:00pm - 9pm High School

March 26th - 5:00pm - 9pm High School

March 27th - Franklin Central High School, Show Day!

JV performs at 8:25pm. Tickets are limited to 2 per performer and credit card only. Need “extra” tickets? Sign up to volunteer at the event. Register HERE.


Both Guards: See you Saturday after the IHSCGA event to help with tear down. You will need to be at the school at 8:15pm to help. This is not optional (per Mr. Ellinger).

Greenwood Contest Results

Congratulations Franklin Central Color Guard! Both JV and Varsity won first in their class at Greenwood on Saturday. JV won 1st with a score of 84.7 and Varsity won 1st with a score of 86.45. Both guards advance to state.
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JV and Varsity both move forward to state finals.

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Congratulations! Varsity advances to Semi-Finals in WGI!

FCCG Wear Store Now OPEN!

The FCCG product store is open for a limited time. Order your FCCG wear now and sport it all season long. Hurry, the store closes at midnight on Wednesday, March 24th!

Click HERE to order.

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Spirit Wear/Swag Closes Wednesday!

Hurry! Get your orders in quickly! The winter guard spirit wear store closes at midnight on March 24th. Order your spirit wear HERE before it is too late.

Winter Guard Questions?

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


Spring Flower Fundraiser - March 15th

Now is the time to start earning money toward your band fees! We are selling 9 varieties of 10" hanging baskets. The sale will end on April 9th to accommodate for Spring Break. Flowers will be ready for pick up at the high school on Tuesday, April 27th, well before Mother's Day (May 9th). The flowers will cost $22 each with $6 going to student band accounts. This is your opportunity to make Marching Band affordable! Click Here for the webstore or to download and print the order form.

If you have any questions, contact Travis Sears, fundraising@fcbands.org.

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