Weekly Cadence

August 15, 2021

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

Parent Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 19th, 7:30pm

6215 South Franklin Road

Indianapolis, IN

Please join us for the parent meeting on Thursday at 7:30 in the Spaceship Room (room 444). Afterward we'll head to the stadium to catch the end of practice. If you're unable to attend in person, we will also broadcast via Zoom (link will be shared on Thursday).

Band Fees

Payments for the 2021 season can be made online 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.

Fall Mum Fundraiser!

FCMB's annual Fall Mum fundraiser runs from August 8 - 27th. Flowers will be $11 each, with $6 of that going directly to your student's band account. These flowers are a beautiful addition to any fall flower bed! Pick-up is September 8th.

The store is now open!

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LAST CHANCE - Senior Banners

Senior banner photos will be at the Annex, Door 14S. The 3’ x 4’ banner will be hung on the fence in the stadium. It’s a senior tradition! Cost is $40. Bring the order form and a check payable to THIESZEN PHOTO CREATIONS.

NOTE: You will not get a banner if you do not show up to this photo session.

ALSO NOTE: An anonymous donor has offered to pay for banners of students that cannot afford to purchase a banner. We want everyone to have a banner!

· 5pm, Monday, August 16th

If you have any questions, please contact Travis Sears.

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Parent Preview Show

The parent preview show will be Thursday, August 26th, 7:30pm at the football stadium. This is the night before our first halftime show performance. Our students' hard work will be showcased, and you will be impressed with the results of the summer’s efforts. Please arrive at 7:30pm, the show will start shortly afterwards.

Meanwhile, please be aware that practices are open to parents, family and friends. Thursdays at 8pm are a good time to see the band wrap up a practice at the stadium. You can catch the next Thursday evening practice at the stadium on August 19th after the parent meeting.

Get Text Reminders from FCMB

Get the latest updates about the Marching Flashes on your phone! This will be most helpful when we release students after football games, to let you know when we're returning from a competition, for special announcements, and for the Weekly Cadence! Stay connected and informed.

From your phone, click this link: https://bit.ly/3flAqQK


Text the message @fcbands-mb to the number 81010.

Digital Show Swag

If you missed the first order deadline for show swag, never fear! We'll open another order in a few weeks, but in the meantime here's some social media swag! Facebook cover photo is below. To get a profile pic frame, search "FC I Am The Storm" when editing your profile picture.
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Regular Practice Schedule

Make sure to sync the calendar to your phone so you always have the most up-to-date info!


  • Tuesday 2:30pm-4:30pm
  • Wednesday 2:30pm-4:30pm
  • Thursday 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Friday 3:00pm-6:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm


  • Tuesday 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Friday 3:00pm-6:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm


  • Monday 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Tuesday 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Friday 3:00pm-6:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Football Game Halftime Show Performances

  • August 27th - Roncalli
  • September 10th - Zionsville
  • September 24th - Noblesville
  • October 15th (Senior Night) - Westfield
  • October 29th (Tentative)

Competition Dates

  • September 11th – Lawrence Central H.S.
  • September 18th – Bands of America, University of Dayton
  • September 25th – Avon H.S.
  • October 2nd – Noblesville H.S.
  • October 16th – ISSMA Regional
  • October 22nd – Bands of America, Indianapolis Super Regional, Lucas Oil Stadium
  • October 30th – ISSMA Semi-State
  • November 6th – State Finals, Lucas Oil Stadium

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

The Marching Flashes are going to Florida!

The Marching Flashes are taking a trip to Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando March 20-25, 2022! We've set up a page dedicated to the trip, so be sure to check regularly for updates. Click here now to get all the details, including the presentation from Music Travel Consultants.

Questions? ask@fcbands.org


2nd Annual 2021 Holiday Craft Fair

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Literally the easiest fundraiser we have! 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