Weekly Cadence

July 12, 2021

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

Band Fees

Payments for the 2021 season can be made online 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.

Marching Band

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Uniform Fittings

The Marching Flashes will be fitted into their marching uniforms during the summer practices. Students should dress in a t-shirt and shorts to wear under the uniform. Bring a smile because we'll be taking your photo in uniform. You will look amazing as a Marching Flash!

Schedule is as follows:

July 15, 3:30PM - Baritone

July 19, 9AM – Drumline

July 20, 9AM - Front Ensemble

July 21, 9AM – Make Up Date

Location: Annex Building (North of football stadium), Door 14S (faces the football stadium)

Color guard fitting dates TBA.

Questions? Ask Travis Sears, Marching Band Liaison

Band Camp! July 19 - 24

Band Camp will be held July 19 - 24 from 9am - 8pm. Camp is for all Marching Band students - guard, winds, and percussion.

Things to Bring/Wear

  1. Filled water jug (one gallon)
  2. Sunscreen
  3. Hand sanitizer (personal size)
  4. Clean mask
  5. Sunglasses and Hat (winds/perc only)
  6. Athletic clothes (+ back-up set in case of rain)
  7. Appropriate athletic shoes (good soles and support)
  8. Gloves (guard only)
  9. Fanny Pack
  10. Shoelace (if no fanny pack)
  11. Spiral bound 3x5 cards (we call it a dot book - winds/perc only)
  12. Mechanical Pencils
  13. Instrument/Equipment
  14. Sheet Music (winds/perc only)
  15. Binder with sheet protectors (already provided - winds/perc only)
  16. Pinwheel (winds)
  17. Lunch (12 – 1pm)
Band Camp 2021

Theme Days

Monday: Dress Like a Dad (khakis, tee/Hawaiian shirt, knee socks)

Tuesday: Favorite Holiday (Dress like your favorite holiday)

Wednesday: Favorite Character (From a movie, tv or book)

Thursday: Rockstar!

Friday: Section Color Day!

Dinner Menu

(Band Boosters will provide dinner 4 -5pm)

Monday: Fried Chicken with Mac and Cheese

Tuesday: Barbeque Sandwiches

Wednesday: Nachos!

Thursday: Special dinner at 6pm provided by FC Football Team, grilled hot dogs and games

Friday: Pizza! (also, gluten free pizza will be provided)

We need volunteers and food donations. Click here to volunteer or donate!

First Aid Volunteers Needed

Band camp starts on July 19! Our students need volunteers with experience in First Aid to be on campus during the 9am – 8pm practices. There is no requirement for you to be there all day. We will take whatever time you can offer. We still need help during the day on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please contact Travis Sears. marchingbandliaison@fcbands.org

Wanted: Grill Masters

Would you enjoy lending your grilling skills for the band this fall? We are evaluating if there are enough volunteer grillers to prepare burgers and hot dogs for the students in September or October. If you are interested in grilling for the band, please contact our food lead, Melissa Kieper.

Parent Preview Show

The parent preview show will be Thursday, August 26th, 7:30pm at the football stadium. This is the night before our first halftime show performance. Our students' hard work will be showcased, and you will be impressed with the results of the summer’s efforts. Please arrive at 7:30pm, the show will start shortly afterwards.

Meanwhile, please be aware that practices are open to parents, family and friends. Thursdays at 8pm are a good time to see the band wrap up a practice at the stadium. You can catch the first Thursday evening practice at the stadium on August 5th.

The Marching Flashes are going to Florida!

The Marching Flashes are taking a trip to Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando March 20-25, 2022! We've set up a page dedicated to the trip, so be sure to check regularly for updates. Click here now to get all the details, including the presentation from Music Travel Consultants.

Questions? ask@fcbands.org


Car Wash and Raffle Fundraiser


FC Bands Annual Car Wash and Raffle Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, July 24 from 9am - 4 pm. The car wash will be located to Chicago’s Pizza, Flashbacks and the high school. There will be two shifts: 8:30am – 12:30pm and 12:30pm – 4:30pm. We need 4 – 6 parent volunteers to supervise each site. Also, we’ll need someone to sell raffle tickets. Student volunteers will have a great time washing cars with their friends and raising money for the band. The sign-up sheet will also be available in the band room during band camp.

The purpose of this fundraiser is to recover from the lost fundraisers of the last school year due to Covid. The money raised by the car wash and raffle will benefit the general operating fund of the Band Boosters. This activity also gives our students and parents an opportunity to work as a team outside of practice.

Click here to join the fun and volunteer.

2nd Annual 2021 Holiday Craft Fair

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Click Here for the Vendor Application

Deadline for applications is August 15th.


Summer break is here but that doesn't mean the earnings end! Earn all summer long with rebates through ShopWithScrip!


If you plan to continue using your ShopWithScrip account after graduation, please be sure to change your student's name. Options: General, FC Band, Scholarship, or another student.

Don't have an account? Want to learn more? Visit the RaiseRight™ by ShopWithScrip page.

Get Connected with FC BANDS


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

Suggestions for the Weekly Cadence?

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