Weekly Cadence

November 14, 2021

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

Band Fees

Payments for the 2021 marching season should be complete.

Please note: Students with past due fees may not be able to participate in elective programs (ie, Winter Guard, Percussion Symphony, etc) until their accounts are paid up to date.

You can make online payments at the link below. When making a payment online, please be sure to include your student's name on the checkout page. Thank you!

If you have questions, contact Erin Thompson, Treasurer, at treasurer@fcbands.org.

Band Parents Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 18th, 7:30-8pm

Spaceship Room (room 444)

Come to the parent meeting this Thursday at 7:30pm (or attend via Zoom)! This meeting is the best way to get info about what's going on in the FC Band program as well as to get involved. This program will not survive without its awesome parent support system!

Craft Fair - November 20

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The 2nd annual Franklin Central Bands Holiday Craft Fair is THIS SATURDAY! Please tell everyone you know to come check it out. We have so many incredible vendors offering a wide variety of items, and this is a huge fundraiser for our program!

Note to Volunteers:

Please check in at HQ about 15 minutes before your schedule shift start time (room 700, outside the cafeteria). We'll have a code for you to scan for sign-in to make sure you receive credit for your shift.

You will receive a reminder email from Sign-Up Genius regarding the position for which you volunteered and your shift time in the middle of this week.

Questions? Contact Valarie Solomon

Craft Fair Bake Sale

FC Bands is hosting a Bake Sale at our 2nd Annual Holiday Craft Fair on November 20th. We need volunteers to bake up their yummiest muffins, breads, cookies, cupcakes, cakes, and candies! All proceeds benefit the Franklin Central band program. Review details and sign-up to contribute at the link below.

Bake Sale - Franklin Central High School Bands

Our Winter Flower Fundraiser is on and runs through November 22nd. Students will receive a credit of $6 for every flower and/or succulent sold, and $12 for each porch pot. Pickup is Monday, December 6th. A link to sign up for your pickup time is on the sales page.

Spirit Night at Chicago's & Red Line!

We have your dinner and dessert plans for this Wednesday evening, Nov 17! Our next Spirit Night to benefit the FC Bands program will be held at Chicago’s Pizza and Red Line Frozen Treats. Dine in or carry out from 5-8pm, mention FC Bands at check out, and 20% of your check will be donated back to the program. Hope to see you all there!
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Volunteer Sign Ups

The Event Volunteer Sign Ups are LIVE! Click the link below to sign up for the 5 slot commitment. Our next event is the Holiday Craft Fair on November 20th.

Volunteering - Franklin Central High School Bands

Marching Band Group Photo

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Each marching band student will receive a group photo (included with band fees). We will be distributing the photos at the Marching Band Banquet.

Additional photos can be purchased from Jolesch Photography. Open the link. In the category, select 'Franklin Central HS'


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We've had an AMAZING turn out for Indoor auditions! Last round of auditions are this week. Keep up the hard work!

There is a parent meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 16th at 6pm. Location to be announced as soon as possible.


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Congratulations to our record number 68 (SIXTY EIGHT!) Winter Guard members for the 2022 season! Our THREE guards (Open, A, and Regional A) will begin rehearsals soon (see schedule below).

**PARENTS** You have a required parent meeting on Tuesday, November 16th at 8pm in room 700 (enter door 3W and follow the signs). You will receive info about fees, policies, schedules, chaperoning, and everything else you need to be a well-informed guard parent!

Questions? Contact Valarie Solomon, Guard Liaison

First practices schedule:

Open: Tuesday, November 16th, 2:30p – 5:30p, Annex Main Gym (enter door 14S)

A Guard: Tuesday, November 16th, 6p – 9p, High School Aux Gym (enter door 3W)

Regional A: Tuesday, November 30th, 6p – 8:30p, High School Band Room (enter door 3W)

Concert & Winter Bands

Jazz Kitchen performance

Jazz Ensembles 1 and 2 will perform at the Jazz Kitchen in Broadripple on Sunday, December 5th. Tickets are $35 and include a buffet-style lunch. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.fcbands.org/jazz-kitchen.html. Only 9 tickets remaining!! (Performers do not need a ticket)

Pep Band

Pep Band is one of the most engaging, fun, and exciting ensembles the FCHS band program has to offer! It is all about HAVING FUN while supporting our Franklin Central basketball stars! Don't miss out on this awesome experience!

First practice is Friday, November 19th at 1pm. Come check it out!

Sounds of the Season - Tickets almost gone!

Sounds of the Season is Franklin Central's holiday extravaganza featuring the Performing Arts Department's premier ensembles. Students from show choirs, concert choirs, Wind Ensemble, Electric Mayhem, Static Havoc, advanced percussion, and the philharmonic orchestra all take part in annually spreading cheer at sold out performances for nearly 5,000 spectators. Each performance also features a Franklin Township elementary, intermediate, or junior high school choir as guest performer. Come and enjoy the spectacle and wonder of the season!

Tickets are almost sold out. Purchase yours now so you don't miss out!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Do you own a business or have an employer that would be interested in donating towards a Band Booster sponsorship? For every sponsor you are able to secure, you will receive 10% of the donation to your student’s band account. Franklin Central Band Boosters is a 503(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Your donation is tax deductible.

For more information about sponsoring the band, Click Here.

Questions? sponsor@fcbands.org



Christmas is coming! Time to order gifts for family, friends, teachers, and anyone else! Earn money for your student's account while you shop.

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Get Connected with FC BANDS


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Suggestions for the Weekly Cadence?

Email: Amanda Groce, Engagement Coordinator, at engagement@fcbands.org