FCBands Weekly Cadence

September 14, 2020

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

Marching Band Information/Updates

Thank You

This past Tuesday, students and parent volunteers sorted and handed out 1250 plants that raised about $7500 for over 80 student band accounts. Thank you to these volunteers for their efforts in the blazing heat.

Thank you, Spirit Committee for the popsicles Thursday night!

Marching Band Swag Store

The Marching Band Swag Store closes tonight, Sunday, September 13! Do your last minute shopping NOW. This is your last chance to buy swag for ‘Any Way the Wind Blows’.

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Pregame Dinner - Friday, September 18

We will be serving the students hot dogs before the football game. Please let our food lead, Danelle Grimes dcva896@yahoo.com, know if there are any dietary concerns. 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. Parents may also drop off food for their student at 5:30pm if desired.

We need 10 volunteers to serve food. Food donations include buns, condiments, vegetables and Desserts.

Marching Band Group Photo – Friday, September 18 at 3:00pm

Students will gather at the South Practice Lot on Friday, September 18 at 3:00pm for the marching band group photo. Students need to wear their game day uniform for the photo. Color guard will also need to be in game day uniform. DO NOT BE LATE. The students will be photographed with the band’s new semi-trailer we’re calling Zeus. Zeus is the god of lightning and he’s also featured in the fall 2021 marching band show, ‘The Wrath of Zeus’.

Printed 8 x 10 copies of the group photo will be available for $10 each. To order now, download and print the order form. Deposit the order form and payment into the white box outside of the band office. Download and print the order form below.

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Family Night at the Stadium

Please join us on Thursday, September 17 at 8:00pm for "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 informal show happens every Thursday night during practices and is open to band families. Please remember to wear a mask and observe physical distancing while sitting in the stands like any normal event. Do not sit on the red tape and stay together as a family.

Football Game Performance – Friday, September 18

Tickets to the September 18 Varsity Football game versus Avon go on sale Monday morning, September 14. Tickets for the game can be purchased here: https://gofan.co/app/school/IN840

Purchase Football Game Tickets Here

Tickets go on sale Monday morning.

Game Day Schedule - Friday, September 18

3:00pm – Group Photo

3:30-5:30pm Practice
5:30pm - Eat
6:40pm - March to the Stadium
6:55pm - Pre-game
Halftime – Perform “Any Way the Wind Blows”

10:00pm – Dismissal

*The band will play during the game

Spirit Buttons and Show Buttons

Pick up your button orders at Door 3W Tuesday evening and at the stadium during Thursday night practices. To order more buttons, download and print the order form below.

Practice Times This Week

Monday: 6:00pm-9:00pm (Guard, Weapons ONLY)

Tuesday: 5:30pm-8:30pm (ALL)

Wednesday: NO PRACTICE

Thursday: 5:30pm-8:30pm (ALL)

Friday: Game Day Schedule, see above.

Next Week

· Family Night at the Stadium - 8pm Thursday, September 24.

Marching Band Fees

If you have not paid your Marching Band fees in full ($400), please process your payment now. If you have questions, please contact Becky Richardson at treasurer@fcbands.org.


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

Band Parent Meeting

Please attend the next band parent meeting on Wednesday, September 16th at 7:30pm via zoom. Zoom link will be provided on Facebook and through email.
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Fundraising Information

Snap! Raise Fundraising Campaign Starts September 14

Snap! Raise is a company that helps school organizations raise money. The FC band program is raising funds to cover for a budget shortfall caused by event cancellations due to Coronavirus. Snap! Raise uses crowdfunding to solicit donations. In 2018, the FC Band program used Snap! Raise to raise $11,000 towards new uniforms. To learn more about the campaign: Click here.

If you have questions, please contact us at ask@fcbands.org.

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Suggestions for the Weekly Cadence?

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