FCBands Weekly Cadence

August 17, 2020

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

Marching Band Information

Marching Band Updates

Football Tickets

Tickets for the football game on Friday, August 21 go on sale this week, but the number of tickets is extremely limited. We are still discussing with the athletics department the number of tickets reserved for the band. We will know this in a few days and communicate a plan for making the tickets available to band parents. For this first home game of the season, we will put priority on parents of seniors. Watch for updates.

Senior Banners

On Tuesday, August 18 at 6pm – 8pm we will be hanging the senior banners inside the stadium fence along the northwest corner of the track. Senior parents are invited to hang their student’s banner on the fence and participate in this yearly tradition. Any banners not hung by 8pm, will be hung by our volunteers.

Swag Orders

The swag order for parents is in progress with PepWear and will be shipped to the school this week. We will announce a pickup date soon. If there is enough interest, we may have a second swag order in a few weeks. Show patches will be delivered in September.

Show Shirts and Button Photos

We will be passing out show shirts to students during the Thursday, August 20 practice. We will also be taking photos of the students wearing their new shirt to be used in the spirit buttons. Again, this will happen during the practice. Students will be dismissed by section to fetch the shirt and have the photo taken.

Every family will receive one free spirit button. We will give students the spirit button and an order form to purchase additional buttons for $2 each. This will happen in the coming weeks. Every mom needs a spirit button!

Family Night at the Stadium

Thursday, August 27 at 8:00pm will be our first "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 will be the first of many Thursday night practices open to band families. Please remember to wear a mask and observe physical distancing while sitting in the stands.

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

Game Day Schedule - Friday, August 21

3:00pm to 5:30pm Rehearse

5:30pm - 6:15pm Eat Dinner provided by the band boosters

6:15pm-6:30pm Change to game day uniform and line up

6:40pm - March to Stadium

7:00pm - Perform show and perform pregame

7:30pm - Dismissed

Pregame Dinner - Friday, August 21

We will be serving the students Papa John's Pizza before the football game. Our volunteers will be following safety protocols defined by school food services. Food will be placed on plates by volunteers with clean hands wearing gloves and a mask. Students will drink from their water jugs. This meal is only for students. If you would rather not eat pizza, parents may drop off food for their student at 5:30pm.

Here is the sign-up sheet for 8 volunteers to serve food to the students. Also, we need 10 desserts that feed 15.

Click the link to volunteer or provide a dessert: https://bit.ly/2CtoDCq

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: See the Game Day Schedule shown above

Photographers Needed

We are needing photographers with DSLR cameras to help document and preserve the 2020 Marching Band season. We can accommodate up to two photographers per practice. We ask that you wear a mask, keep a proper distance, and not interfere with the band practice. Given the circumstances of the pandemic, each one of these practices is a gift for our kids and we want to preserve these moments. Please email Travis Sears at marchingbandliaison@fcbands.org for more information and to sign up.


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

Marching Band Fees

The updated 2020 Marching Band fees are as follows:

June $100

July $200

August $100 ($25 for Seniors)

If you have not paid a total of $400 ($325 for Seniors), please process that payment now. Details regarding the updated fees are below.

Band Parent Meeting

We would like to invite you to the next band parent meeting at 7:30pm on Wednesday, August 19th via zoom. We use this opportunity to share important updates with band parents and answer any questions you have. Please plan to attend.
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Fundraising Opportunities

2020 Fall Mum Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone that participated in the 2020 Fall mum fundraiser. Over 1200 plants were sold and 81 students benefited from the fundraiser! If you missed the deadline, please put the order form and payment in the white box in the band room on Monday. The plants will need to be picked up on Tuesday, September 8th. Details regarding that will be coming soon.

Amazon Smile Rewards

The current conditions have made online shopping explode. Amazon makes it easy to give back to the band with every single purchase. Shop at smile.amazon.com and 0.5% of the purchase will be contributed to Franklin Central Band Boosters! It is exactly the same as amazon.com, but also includes a contribution to the band. Download the app now and select Band Boosters Club of Franklin Central High School Inc. as your organization of choice.

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

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Suggestions for the Weekly Cadence?

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