FC Bands Weekly Cadence

March 29, 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. Students with past due balances may not be able to participate in the next season. Use the link below to pay online. If you have questions, contact Becky Richardson, Treasurer, at treasurer@fcbands.org.

Concert Band

Band Concert News

Each band class will have two rehearsals in April to practice and record their ISSMA pieces. Students should dress nicely (boys: dress pants and polo or button-down shirt and girls: dress pants and blouse or dress that goes below the knee while sitting and the shoulders covered).

Concert Band (period 2)

Wednesday, April 14th: 3:15pm - 4:30pm

Thursday, April 15th: 3:15pm - 4:30pm

Symphonic Band (period 3)

Wednesday, April 14th: 4:45pm - 6:00pm

Thursday, April 15th: 4:45pm - 6:00pm

Wind Symphony (period 4)

Monday, April 19th: 3:15pm - 4:30pm

Tuesday, April 20th: 3:15pm - 4:30pm

Wind Ensemble (period 5)

Monday, April 19th: 4:45pm - 6:00pm

Tuesday, April 20th: 4:45pm - 6:00pm

Spring Concert

The Spring Concert will be held on Wednesday, May 12th and Thursday, May 13th. More information about these dates will be provided after spring break.

Marching Band

Marching Band 2021

Marching band dates have been added to the Band Calendar.

Important Things:

  • Mandatory practices will occur the week of October 11 (second week of fall break).
  • Incoming Freshman callouts will be in May.
  • All Winds will have practices on Friday evenings in June and July.
  • Dates for percussion tryouts and practice will be added soon.

Questions? ask@fcbands.org

Percussion Symphony

Week of 3/29 to 4/3

IPA State Finals

FCPS placed 2nd with an absolutely amazing score of 94.0 at the IPA State Finals this past Saturday! This group has worked extremely hard this entire season and that score is a direct reflection of their hard work and dedication. You can see all the scores here:

2021 State Finals Scores

Check out all these awesome parents and family members cheering on all the performers on the way to State Finals!

WGI Virtual Semi-Finals

FCPS moves on to the semifinals of the competitive virtual WGI competition. Below is a list of all the schools our group will be competing against.

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Upcoming Rehearsals

3/29 to 4/3 - No Rehearsal! Enjoy your Spring Break!

4/6 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

4/8 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

4/9 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

4/10 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Community Day and End of Season Party

Info coming soon…..

Band Payment

Our 5th payment and final payment of $170 is due Thursday, Aprill 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

Upcoming Practices - Varsity

April 1st - 5:00pm - 9:00pm High School

April 2nd - 5:00pm - 9:00pm High School

April 3rd - 9:00am - 1:00pm Annex

Regional A Champions

Congratulations to your new Regional A State Champions, JV Winter Guard!
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Varsity received a SUPERIOR rating and JV received and EXCELLENT rating. JV was also moved up a class to Scholastic A. Varsity advanced to Semi-Finals.

Fall Color Guard Auditions - April 19th through April 22nd

Spread the word!

Register Here: https://bit.ly/3cRdgCJ

Franklin Central Bands Color Guard auditions for the Fall season are being held April 19th through April 22nd from 6pm to 9pm. We are accepting new students grades 7 to 11. No experience necessary. For more information and to register click here: https://bit.ly/3cRdgCJ

Band Payment

The final varsity payment of $100 is due Thursday, April 1st. JV fees should be paid in full. Students with past due balances may not be able to participate in the next season. Use the link below to pay online. If you have questions or need to make payment arrangements, contact Becky Richardson, Treasurer, at treasurer@fcbands.org.

Winter Guard Questions?

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


Spring Flower Fundraiser

Now is the time to start earning money toward your band fees! We are selling 9 varieties of 10" 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! Click Here for the webstore or to download and print the order form.

If you have any questions, contact Travis Sears, fundraising@fcbands.org.

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