Weekly Cadence

November 7, 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.

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

FC Bands Apparel is Ready for Pick Up!

Items from our webstore sale have arrived! This sale included yard signs, car decals, t-shirts, polo shirts, and hats. Students can pick them up during class or after school.

PASIC 2021 - FC Percussion to perform at international convention

Indianapolis is set to host one of the largest drum and percussion events in the world – the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC)! Featuring concerts, clinics, panels and presentations given by the finest artists from all over the world, PASIC 2021 will showcase all areas of percussion — drum set, marching, keyboard, symphonic, world, recreational, education, music technology, new music, and health & wellness.

FC Percussion has been invited to participate. This is a GREAT honor and speaks to the excellent musicianship of our students!


Wednesday November 10th:

The concert is at 6:30pm and is open to all the public and will feature percussionists from the Advanced Percussion Class.

Report time is 6pm.

The concert will be held in the high school auditorium.

Thursday November 11th:

3:10 PM Caleb Forrester

3:18 PM Morgan Hammond

4:34 PM Nolen Richardson

4:42 PM Carson Schluep

4:50 PM Ian Watson

4:58 PM Henry Crane

These solo performances will be held downtown at the Convention Center in Room 120.

Friday November 12th:

The PASIC performers will be taking a field trip to the convention center. They will leave the high school at 7AM and be bused downtown. Upon arrival they will unload equipment and warm up.

Franklin Central I performs at 10:00AM (Bonham).

Franklin Central II performs at 11:00PM (Dill Pickles and Metheny Dream).

These performances will be in Room 125.

Following the performances, students will load up all of our equipment, eat lunch (pack a lunch or bring concessions $), and enjoy various clinics and performances as well as spend time in the expo hall. The students will leave at 5pm and return to FC at 5:30pm. The students will put the instruments away and then be dismissed.

There will be some unbelievable deals on music, sticks, mallets, instruments, and all accessories in the expo hall. It may be a good idea to bring some money if interested in making a purchase.

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'

Fundraising Opportunity - PepWear

**You've received a raise!**

PepWear is offering a fundraising opportunity for anyone 14 years or older. Workers will work at the PepWear booths at Lucas Oil Stadium during Grand Nationals (Nov 10-13). Any worker will earn $15/hr for the designated student's band account. Please use the link to sign up for desired shifts. Signing up here will not yet guarantee you a shift. I will be sending names into PepWear as people sign-up to add to their lists. Shifts may fill up so sign-up as early as you can! If you have any questions, you can contact Connie Moxley at (317) 340-9289.


Winter Bands

Static Havoc / Electric Mayhem

Rehearsals for our show choir bands begin THIS WEEK! If you are interested and have not already, please download the file and reach out to Tony Maas as soon as possible.

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!


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Mark your calendars! Auditions for the 2022 FC winter guards are coming up November 9th & 11th. No experience is necessary. Grades 6 - 12 are eligible to participate. Take your first step by filling out the interest form. We can't wait to see you!

Sounds of the Season - Tickets go on sale Nov. 9th!

Sounds of the Season is Franklin Central's holiday extravaganza featuring the Performing Arts Department's premier ensembles. Show choirs, concert choirs, concert bands and symphonies 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 go on sale Tuesday, November 9th. Purchase yours early 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


Our Winter Flower Fundraiser begins Monday, November 1st 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.
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2nd Annual 2021 Holiday Craft Fair

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Our Holiday Craft Fair is fast approaching! Be sure to share the event on social media. This was an enormous fundraiser for the band program and we'd like to see this year's fair do just as well or better!

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

Christmas Trees Needed

The Decorating Committee for the 2nd Annual Holiday Craft Fair needs Christmas trees of various sizes to use at the Craft Fair on November 20th. If you have any we can borrow, please drop them off at the main entrance on Friday, November 19th at 4:00pm. You can pick it up at the same location after the fair on November 20th. Please make sure you have your name on it. If you have questions, contact Karen Betz at kbetz1973@gmail.com

2021 Holiday Craft Fair

Saturday, Nov. 20th, 9am-4pm

6215 South Franklin Road

Indianapolis, IN


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

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