Weekly Cadence

February 21, 2022

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

Sync the Calendar to your phone!

The easiest way to keep up with schedules is to sync the band calendar to your phone! Click here for instructions.

Band Fees

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.

A note from the Booster President


REMINDER - the election of our next booster board will be held at the March 10th parent meeting. All positions are open to any and all interested booster parents!

Interested in running for a position? Submit your candidate bio (a paragraph or two of who you are, which position you seek, your plans for that position, etc.) to officers@fcbands.org no later than 11:00 pm on March 1st. The slate of interested and eligible candidates will then be emailed to all booster parents on March 3rd. The board-elect will shadow the current board through the remainder of the school year, and officially take office on June 1st.

Our elected board positions are:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Engagement Coordinator
  • Events Coordinator
  • Fundraising Coordinator

We want YOU to seriously consider becoming more involved with our booster activities! All elected positions are open to all active booster parents who are interested. If you have questions about any position, please reach out to the current board member - we are happy to help answer those questions.

(NOTE: the positions of Concert Band Liaison, Marching Band Liaison, Guard Liaison, and Percussion Liaison are appointed by the directors, not elected by the booster parents. We encourage those who are interested in those positions to reach out to the current liaisons and/or directors for more information!)


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 our 2-day WGI Percussion Indy Regional, March 5 & 6!

Sign up for a spot now!

March 5 & 6 - WGI Indoor Percussion Indianapolis Regional

March 12 - IHSCGA A, Open, and World Class Prelims

Disney Trip 2022

Practice dates are listed below. There will be a parent meeting close to departure time. We're working on a date for that and will let you know as soon as it has been confirmed.


Wednesdays Feb. 23, Mar. 9, and Mar. 16 from 7-9pm (Philharmonic students will come from 8-9pm)

IMPORTANT: Our pre-trip meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 16th at 8pm.

Welcome, Ava Traum!

Hello! My name is Ava Traum and I am Mr. Cooper’s Student Teacher this semester! I have had the pleasure of working with and getting to know your students over the last seven weeks. I have been working with Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz 1, Jazz 2, and Pep Band.

I am a student at Indiana University where I am working towards my Bachelor of Instrumental Music Education with minors in Jazz Studies and Conducting. I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio and my primary instrument is the trumpet. In my free time I enjoy hiking, trying new coffee shops, spending time with friends and family, and listening to music!

Thank you to everyone in the FC Bands family for welcoming me with open arms and showing me such kindness! I am looking forward to meeting you soon! If you would like to contact me, my email is ava.traum@ftcsc.org.

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Spirit Night! Mark your calendars...

Our next Sprit Night is Wednesday, March 2 at Red Cactus

Download the flyer below and share!!

A huge THANK YOU to Andie Needham for arranging our Spirit Nights!

Concert & Winter Bands

Congratulations Static Havoc and Electric Mayhem!

Static Havoc and Electric Mayhem both won Best Band x2 at the Ben Davis Giant Spectacular!

They will perform in exhibition at next weekend’s Hoosier Show Choir Classic, hosted at FC, Feb 25-26.


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Practice Schedule

Practice for the week of February 21st - 25th:

Tuesday 2/22: 6p - 9p

Thursday 2/24: 6p - 9p

Friday 2/25: 5p- 8p

Saturday 2/26: Greenfield Central IPA contest (see itinerary sent via ParentSquare message)

Stay tuned for a sign up for Saturday ​evening's dinner! We are having a pasta night! Your donations and ​time serving our ​kids is appreciated in a big way.

Questions? Contact John & Wendy Myers, Percussion Liaisons.

Spirit Committee needs Goody Bag Donations!

You may drop off your items in the tote outside the prop room. It is labeled "FCPS Spirit". Students appreciate snacks, candy, and other treats. If your child has an allergy, sending in an allergy-free snack with your child's name is helpful. We will be sure to get them to the right students! Thank you in advance!



The third Winter Guard payment was due on February 1st. Online payments can be made HERE. Please contact the Treasurer at treasurer@fcbands.org if you need to set up a payment arrangement.

Practice Schedule

The practice schedule for this week can be found on the band calendar. Students must attend every practice.

Questions? Contact Valarie Solomon, Guard Liaison

Open Guard - Button Photos Friday!

Open guard will have their button photos taken this Friday at 4:30pm.

2/19 Brownsburg Competition

The Winter Guards competed at IHSCGA Brownsburg this past Saturday.

Regional A finished 13th out of 26 groups in their class, with a score of 60.560


A finished 11th out of 14 groups in their class, with a score of 69.830


Open finished 3rd out of 4 groups in their class, with a score of 72.7


Volunteers Needed ASAP!

We need a lot of volunteers to make this year successful. It is a perfect opportunity to make new friends, get a behind the scenes perspective, and spend more time with your child. Please complete the interest form so we can get your spots assigned. Click HERE for more information.

Volunteer Background Check

All volunteers are required by Franklin Township Community School Corporation to complete the SafeVisitor background check. Please click the link below and follow the instructions. The cost is $16.00. Be sure to download the app so you can track when your renewal date approaches.


Contact Karen Smith, Booster Secretary, if you need to confirm that your background check is current or have questions about exemptions.


Important – Please sign up to receive text messages from the Color Guard Remind group.

We will be sending out important and time sensitive information through this channel. It will include information such as, bus arrival times, early and late dismissals, and more.

You can use the link below or text “@fcbands-cg” to “81010”.


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


Spring Flower Fundraiser begins March 1st!

Our next fundraiser begins March 1st and we will be selling Spring flowers. Details to come soon! Make sure to put in a good effort and load up your student's band account!!

Kroger Community Rewards

A great, EASY way to help the FC Band program is by assigning the band as your Kroger Community Rewards organization! Last quarter we earned $748.97, just for going Krogering!

It's easy to sign up and start earning for the band. Ask your friends, parents, cousins, aunts, uncles... everyone you know to sign up as well!

Log in to your Kroger account and search for our organization:

Organization Name: Band Boosters Club of Franklin Central H. S. Inc.

Organization Code: 10100


The savings continue all year 'round! Make sure to keep using that app to get rebates and put money into your student's account!

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