Weekly Cadence

July 25, 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.

July Band Parent Meeting Minutes

Marching Band

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Thank you!

A special ‘Thank You’ goes to the parents and volunteers that made band camp a success! Thanks to the volunteers who donated food and served dinner each evening. Thanks to the Spirit Committee for providing snacks at the end of practice. Thanks to the volunteers who fit over 100 students into marching band uniforms this summer. Thanks to the medical professionals who provided first aid during band camp. Thanks to the car wash volunteers who enjoyed a bright summer day with our students. I look forward to working with each of you again soon. ~Travis Sears, Marching Band Liaison

The football season starts in August and competition season starts in September. FC will host a marching band competition in October. There will be many opportunities for each of us to support our students by volunteering. Thanks in advance!

This Week's Schedule

Practices are on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9a - 4p. This is for the winds, percussion, and guard. Bring a lunch! Lunchtime is from noon - 1p.

Senior Banners

Senior banner photos will be at the Annex, Door 14S. The 3’ x 4’ banner will be hung on the fence in the stadium. It’s a senior tradition. Mark your calendar, an order form will be provided soon. Cost is $40.

5pm, Tuesday, August 10th

5pm, Thursday, August 12th

5pm, Monday, August 16th

If you have any questions, please contact Travis Sears.

Get Text Reminders from FCMB

Get the latest updates about the Marching Flashes on your phone! This will be most helpful when we release students after football games, to let you know when we're returning from a competition, for special announcements, and for the Weekly Cadence! Stay connected and informed.

From your phone, click this link: https://bit.ly/3flAqQK


Text the message @fcbands-mb to the number 81010.

Seeking Photographers for Fall Season

Do you own a DSLR camera and enjoy using your camera to capture special occasions? The Marching Flashes will have many special occasions this season and we need your help capturing the moments. If you wish to lend your talent to the band, please contact Travis Sears.

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.

Regular Season Practice begins August 2nd

Believe it or not, the new school year begins in ONE WEEK! Starting that Monday, we'll be on our regular practice schedule:

Color Guard: Monday, Tuesday 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Winds: Tuesday, Wednesday 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Percussion: Tuesday 6:00pm - 9:00pm

All members: Thursday 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Friday 3:00pm - 6:00pm, Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm

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.

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

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


Kroger Quarterly Earnings!

The FC Bands program received $779.74 from Kroger Community Rewards for last quarter! This is one of the easiest ways to raise money for our program. For instructions on how to link your Kroger Plus account to our program, click here.

Fall Mum Fundraiser!

FCMB's annual Fall Mum fundraiser runs from August 8 - 27th. Flowers will be $11 each, with $6 of that going directly to your student's band account. These flowers are a beautiful addition to any fall flower bed! Pick-up is September 8th.

Sales sheets and webstore coming soon!

2nd Annual 2021 Holiday Craft Fair

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Click Here for the Vendor Application

Deadline for applications is August 15th.


Lots of bonuses this week for BACK TO SCHOOL! Don't miss out.

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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