FCBands Weekly Cadence

August 10, 2020

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

Marching Band Information

Marching Band Updates

This week we are focused on preparing for the August 21 pre-game and halftime performances. Prepare yourself for the coming week with the following information:

Halftime Show
We are proud to announce the title of our halftime show, "Any Way the Wind Blows", based on the music of the popular 70's band, Queen. The marching band will be performing "Don't Stop Me Now" and "Bohemian Rhapsody".

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Every marching band student receives a free shirt that is already covered by the marching band fee and has already been ordered. The store will be open until midnight, Wednesday August 12th. IMPORTANT: The students' names will be displayed on the back of the shirts. The names currently do not appear in the store's images. Delivery date is TBD.

Uniform for Football Games
The 2020 marching season requires the following attire for our band students at football games. Color Guard will have their own requirements.

  • Show Shirt
  • Khaki shorts
  • Jeans (when cooler temps arrive)
  • Tennis shoes

August 21 Football Game
  • Will I be able to attend the football game to watch the band perform?
At this time the athletics department is determining a seating configuration in the stadium that provides safety for the attendees and conforms with IHSAA instructions. More information will be provided as we approach the August 21 game day.

Setup Text Notification
PARENTS AND STUDENTS, you can receive updates about the Marching Flashes on your phone! Stay connected and informed.
From your phone, click this link https://bit.ly/3flAqQK
Text @fcbands-mb to the number 81010.

Practice Times This Week
Please consult the Band Calendar for the most up to date days and times. If there is a change to this schedule, we will let you know.
Monday: 6:00pm-9:00pm (Guard, Weapons ONLY)
Tuesday: 5:30pm-8:30pm (ALL)
Wednesday: NO PRACTICE
Thursday: 5:30pm-8:30pm (ALL)
Friday: 3:00pm-5:30pm (ALL)

Marching Band Uniforms
This past week a wonderful group of volunteers washed all of the marching uniforms. The uniforms are now ready for the 2021 marching season, but we need a uniform lead. We need someone or a group of people to take ownership of the uniforms and transition Amy Scott’s knowledge while she is still around. Even if you only want to help with part of this position, it will help us fill the need. Please email Travis Sears at marchingbandliaison@fcbands.org if you are interested.


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

Marching Band Fees

If you have made payments for June and July, please hold off making another payment until we announce the total adjusted Marching Band fee. The total paid up to now should be $300. If you have not paid your June or July payment, please do so now.

Senior Information

Senior Questionnaire

All seniors should have completed the senior questionnaire that was due on Friday, July 24th. If that has not been done, please complete it now. This information will be printed in the program for Senior Night. Please be sure to consider answers thoughtfully. This will be a treasured keepsake for years to come.

Senior Questionnaire - Click Here

Band Parent Meeting

We hold a band parent meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of each month or more often as needed. We use this opportunity to share important updates with band parents and answer questions. Please plan to attend. We are currently meeting via zoom until the conditions allow for us to meet in person. You can find all upcoming band parent meetings on the band calendar. The next scheduled meeting is at 7:30pm on Wednesday, August 19th.

Fundraising Opportunities

2020 Fall Mum Fundraiser

Hurry, you only have until August 14th to sell flowers and earn money towards your current or future band fees. You will earn $6 for each flower you sell! Download or print the student and customer information sheet below. You can promote the fundraiser online by sharing the customer flyer and directing them to our online store at https://bit.ly/3f08QZe. If you have questions, please contact Kristen Rogers, Fundraising Coordinator, at Fundraising@fcbands.org.
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We prefer all orders to be completed online. However, if you prefer you can take paper orders and collect cash or checks (payable to you). If you choose that option, you MUST enter and pay for all your paper orders online by August 14th. NO paper forms, cash, or checks will be accepted by FCBands. You can print the form below. Thank you for your understanding.
We will send out an order summary of online orders after the fundraiser has closed and the data has been compiled. If you need data prior to this date, please email, Valarie Solomon at engagement@fcbands.org.

Thank you and good luck!

Kroger Community Rewards

Kroger Community Rewards makes fundraising easy. All that you have to do is shop at Kroger and scan your Plus Card! A small portion of your purchase will be donated to the FC Band Boosters. This is FREE MONEY for the band!

We just received our quarterly check of $868.96. That is almost $3,500 annually! There is no reason we can't make that $5K! Take the opportunity now to enroll your card and ask family members to do the same. Click the link below to enroll now. The whole process only takes about a minute to complete.

Organization Code: 10100

IMPORTANT NOTE!: You must re-enroll your Kroger Plus card yearly! Make sure you are up to date now.

Shop with Scrip

Scrip is fundraising while you shop! It is the easiest way to earn money towards your band fees. You purchase physical gift cards or electronic gift cards and a percentage of the purchase goes directly into your band account! You can purchase the e-cards while you are waiting in line. There are currently deals with up to a 18% return! CLICK HERE to learn more.

Shop with Scrip has a new mobile app called, RaiseRight! It replaces MyScripWallet and is so easy to use. Get the app now: https://bit.ly/DownloadApp_RaiseRight

Reminder: Physical gift card orders are placed on the first of each month. Please complete orders by August 31st for September delivery.

If you have questions, please email studentaccts@fcbands.org.

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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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Other Information

Mark your calendar

  • Band Parent Meeting - Wednesday, August 19th
  • Football pre-game show and halftime show - Friday, August 21st
  • 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