FC Bands Weekly Cadence

February 7, 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.

Percussion Symphony

This Week - February 8-13

Saturday, February 13 - Our First Competition of the Season is Here!

  • FC performs at 8:15pm ~ Here is the link for IPA Schedule: IPA 2/13 Event Schedule

  • FC is hosting, and we need all hands on deck~please sign up here to volunteer: Feb. 13th Volunteer Sign Up

    • Students will be required to help with set-up on Fri Feb 12 and clean up on Sat Feb 13

  • Students will rehearse all day Saturday. An itinerary for Saturday will be shared later in the week.

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

    • Battery/Cymbals will wear their marching shoes.

    • Pit can wear black dress shoes/marching shoes.

    • Visual line~dance shoes are being ordered for you!

    • There will be both a lunch and a dinner break.

    • Students will need to bring a lunch.

    • Dinner will be provided.

      • We will be ordering pizza for dinner. If you would like to donate money for the pizzas, you can put money in an envelope labeled "Percussion Pizza" in the white box in the band room.

      • We will be ordering gluten free pizza as well.

Upcoming Rehearsals

Tue Feb 9 - 5:30-8:30pm

Thu Feb 11 - 5:30-8:30pm

Fri Feb 12 - 5:30-8:30pm ~ Students are required to stay and help with event setup.

Sat Feb 13 - First Competition at FC ~ FC performs at 8:15pm ~ Itinerary to be released later this week ~ Students are required to stay and help with tear down after the event.

Spirit Buttons!

Order your button photos now! The order form can be found here: Button Order Form

Buttons are 1 for $3 or 2 for $5. Examples of both student buttons and show buttons are below. Please give a BIG Thank You to Karen Smith for all her hard work on making us some amazing buttons!

Swag Shop Will Reopen Feb 15

If you missed out on ordering all the swag for Symphonic Embers, the shop will be open again on Feb 15th. Please watch social media, Remind and your email for more info! This will be the last time the store will be open, so be sure to get your patch and any last minute gear!

Band Payment

Our 3rd payment of $170 was due Feb 1. 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

Fundraiser Money

If you have not turned in your fundraiser money, please do so ASAP! Please place it in the white box inside the band room.

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

Results from IHSCGA Competition - Feb 6

Both our JV and Varsity Winter Guards opened their competition season this past Saturday at the Franklin Central Invitational. We are pleased to announce the results for each guard:

JV: 1st place, Round 2, and 2nd place overall in Regional A Class with a score of 59.42 (State Finals qualifier)

Varsity: 1st place in Class A with a score of 68.85 (State Finals qualifier)

Congratulations to these outstanding performers!

JV Winter Guard - "Undertow"

Varsity Winter Guard - "Ordinary World"

Upcoming Practices - Varsity

Tue Feb 9 - 6p-9p HS

Thu Feb 11 - 6p-9p HS

Fri Feb 12 - tentative TBD - students are required to help with event setup.

Sat Feb 13 - COMP DAY - Itinerary available soon. Students are required to assist with tear down after the IPA event on Saturday evening.

Upcoming Practices - JV

Tue Feb 9 - 3:30p-6p Annex

Thu Feb 11 - 3:30p-6p Annex

Fri Feb 12 - 6-9p HS - students are required to help with event setup.

Sat Feb 13 - COMP DAY - itinerary available soon. Students are required to assist with tear down after the IPA event on Saturday evening.

Spirit Button Pictures - this week!

Thu Feb 11 - 5-6:30p HS Band Room

Fri Feb 12 - 5-6p HS Band Room

You cannot be late to practice! Order forms will be posted on the website soon.

COMP DAY - Brownsburg HS - Feb 13

JV performs at 2:24pm and Varsity performs at 3:58pm. Itineraries will be available and posted soon. Sack lunches will be provided. Only 2 parents/guardians are able to attend per guard member. Tickets are $7 per person, and the event is credit card only.

Spring Break Practice Schedule


Mar 22-26 TBD

Mar 27 - State Guard Finals @ Greenfield Central TBD


Mar 29-Apr 2 TBD

Chaperone Sign-Up

JV chaperones are still needed for show days. You will have backstage access to the show! This is an exciting way to watch the guards warm up, practice, and perform. If you’re interested, please sign up below and make sure to have a current FTCSC background check on file. We will have a quick meeting before the season starts for new chaperones. Background checks can be completed using the link below, and must be completed before chaperoning. The process can take up to 2 weeks.

We need you!

Box Truck Driver Needed

We need a box truck driver for the March 27 competition. If interested, please send an email to guardliaison@fcbands.org.

Spirit and Food Donations

With the show season just around the corner, 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 Payment

Our 4th payment of $200 was due Feb 1. 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

Winter Guard Questions?

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

Hosted Events


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2021 Hosted Events - Volunteers Needed

A huge THANK YOU to the parents and students that helped with our first hosted event on February 6. We received lots of complements on how well the event flowed, and that is a testament to the dedication of the families in our program.

Show hosting season is upon us and we once again need help from ALL band families. Please know these shows bring in money for the entire program so we need help from parents of all students in our program - this includes concert band, jazz band, marching band, color guard, and percussion. We are all one band family!

Due to COVID, we have drastically reduced our list of adult volunteers so it is vital that if you sign up, you show up, unless you are sick of course! We will be closely following all recommendations and guidelines from the school, the show's governing body, and the Marion County Health Department. We know you will have a thousand questions and we will try to answer them as we learn. Things are constantly changing and we need to remain adaptable! Please send questions to events@fcbands.org

We are currently recruiting volunteers for the IPA Invitational on February 13, and you can sign up using the link below. Review the volunteer information packet below to see what that entails. You can view a brief job description HERE. You will also need a current FTCSC background check on file. The link to the online background check can be found below.

Save the date for IHSCGA State Finals on March 27. That volunteer sign up will be coming soon.

FTCSC Background Check

Required for all Adult Volunteers


Spark Nutrition Spirit Days - February 8 & 9

Enjoy a guilt free meal replacement shake or energy drink on February 8 and 9 and support FC Bands. Visit Spark Nutrition's Facebook page HERE to get a sneak peek at some of their goodies and view their shake menu.
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Mattress Sale - February 21

Franklin Central Bands is hosting a mattress sale on Sunday, February 21. This is your opportunity to get a great deal on like name brand quality mattresses and support FC Bands at the same time! If your mattress is more than 8 years old or you are having sleepless nights, make sure to take advantage of this tremendous opportunity.
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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