FC Bands Weekly Cadence

March 8, 2021

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

Band Practice & Performance Schedule

Click on the band calendar link below for the most up to date information on band practice and performance schedules.

Band Fees

Timely payments are essential to the success of the band program. Use the link below to pay online. If you have questions, contact Becky Richardson, Treasurer, at treasurer@fcbands.org.

Band Boosters Announcements

Hosted Events - Help Needed

IHSCGA Hosted Event - March 27th - Volunteers NEEDED

Franklin Central Bands is very excited to host the state finals for IHSCGA on Saturday, March 27th. These events are a tremendous fundraiser and make up a huge portion of our budget. Without these events, your fees would be higher. We need EVERY band family to volunteer and help make this event a success so these opportunities continue to come.

Percussion Symphony

This Week - March 8th to March 13th

Staging Camp

We did not have a competition this past weekend, but please enjoy some pictures of the students during staging camp on Saturday. The show is looking amazing!

Competition Day - March 13th- Franklin Community

  • Sat. March 13th ~ FC performs at 7:41pm ~ Here is the link from the IPA website with all the information you will need for this competition: March 13th Franklin Community Show

    • Please read this information! It will answer any questions you have!

  • Students will rehearse all day. An Itinerary will be shared later in the week for Sat.

  • Below are our Covid traveling guidelines from the Transportation Department.

    • We will be taking two buses. 25 students, 1 adult chaperone on each bus.

    • Masks MUST be worn the entire time.

    • No food or drinks are permitted on the bus.

    • 1 student per seat-with the first 3 seats of the bus left open.

    • Students will have to be in full uniform before we leave, no dressing rooms or time allowed to dress is given while at the competition.

    • Battery/Cymbals/Pit~please bring long black socks!

    • Battery/Cymbals will wear their marching shoes. Pit can wear black dress shoes/marching shoes.

    • There will be a lunch and dinner break

    • Students will need to bring a lunch - STUDENTS DO NOT LEAVE SCHOOL FOR LUNCH

    • Dinner will be provided.

    • We like to provide dinner for the group for all competitions. Our amazing food lead and parent, Heather Buck, has created a sign up sheet for all our competition dinners. If you have any questions regarding dinner sign ups, please contact Heather at hbuck@comcast.net

    • Please sign up here to donate food for dinner: Dinner Sign Up Sheet

Upcoming Rehearsals

3/9 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

3/11 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

3/12 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

3/13 Comp Day at Franklin Community, FC performs at 7:41- TBA - Itinerary coming soon…

3/15 - This is a Monday rehearsal - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Spring Break Rehearsal Times

3/22 to 3/24 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

3/25 & 3/26 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

3/27 - State Finals - TBA

3/29 to 4/3 - No Rehearsal!

Band Payment

Our 4th payment of $170 was due Monday, March 1st. Please be sure to make your payments on time. If you need to set up a payment plan or discuss payment arrangements, please reach out to the Band Booster Treasurer at: treasurer@fcbands.org

Remind Sign-up

Sign up for Remind by adding fcbands-ip in the Remind app or by sending @fcbands-ip

via text message to 81010. Remind will be used to send out important updates throughout the season.

Percussion Symphony Questions?

Email: Jessica Lee, Percussion Symphony Liaison at PercussionLiaison@fcbands.org

Winter Guard

Zionsville Contest Results

Franklin Central Varsity Guard scored 1st overall with a score of 79.51.
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Franklin Central JV Guard scored 2nd in their round with a score of 75.33.
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Upcoming Practices - Varsity

March 9th - 6:00pm - 9:00pm High School

March 11th - 6:00pm - 9:00pm High School

March 12th - TBD

March 13th - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Upcoming Practices - JV

March 9th - 3:30pm - 6:00pm Annex

March 11th - 3:30pm - 6:00pm Annex

March 12th - 6:00pm - 9:00pm TBD

March 13th - TBD

Spring Break Practice Schedule


March 22nd - March 26th TBD

March 27th - State Guard Finals @ Franklin Central TBD


March 29th - April 2nd TBD


If you ordered charms, they are in. Items are $1 each. If you have already paid, thank you, you will be receiving your charms this week. If you'd like to purchase any charms, please email Becky Richardson at guardliaison@fcbands.org.

Spirit and Food Donations

With the show season in full swing, please check your email for spirit and food donation sign ups. The guard parents have a history of putting together treat bags and lunches for the guard members before each show.

Band Payments - Timely payments are essential!

Our 5th payment of $200 was due on Monday, March 1st. Please be sure to make your payments on time. If you need to set up a payment plan or discuss payment arrangements, please reach out to the Band Booster Treasurer at: treasurer@fcbands.org

Spirit Wear/Swag

The winter guard spirit wear store is OPEN! Each winter guard student will automatically receive one show shirt for FREE, but it is always nice to have a backup. Visit the store HERE and order spirit wear for the entire family! The products ship FREE and are sent directly to you! Plus, the store is open for a longer period of time! Shop now and show your band spirit!

Winter Guard Questions?

Email: Becky Richardson, Winter Guard Liaison at GuardLiaison@fcbands.org.


Spring Flower Fundraiser - March 15th

The Spring Flower Fundraiser starts NEXT WEEK!

On Monday, March 15th we will kick off the Spring Flower Fundraiser. We will be selling 9 varieties of 9" hanging baskets. The sale will end on April 9th to accommodate for Spring Break. Flowers will be ready for pick up at the high school on Tuesday, April 27th, well before Mother's Day (May 9th). The flowers will cost $22 each with $6 going to student band accounts. This is your opportunity to make Marching Band affordable!

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Other Updates

Electric Mayhem Band

Congratulations to Electric Mayhem, the band for our FC Choirs program. They were named Best Band at the Lafayette Jefferson show choir competition last evening!

Congratulations FC Singers, High Voltage, & Chambers Choirs

Congratulations to FC Singers, High Voltage, and Chamber choirs for being named Grand Champions, and Accents first runner up.

Get Connected with FC BANDS


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

Suggestions for the Weekly Cadence?

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