Weekly Cadence

September 5, 2021

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

Mums Pick-Up this Wednesday, Sept. 8th!

Pick-up is Wednesday, September 8th at the north end of The Creek Christian Church parking lot (across the street from the school).

Schedule Your Pick-up time HERE.

Volunteer to help with unloading the truck or the Flower Pick-up HERE.

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.

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Swag Store Now Open!

The swag store will be open until Midnight Sunday, September 12th. Now is the time to buy your show patch or that “I Am the Storm” Hoodie!


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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


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


  • Monday 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Tuesday 6:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Friday 3:00pm-6:00pm

**Check the calendar for Saturday practice dates/times.**

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.


Winds/Drumline/Guard: 2:30 - 6pm, followed by parade

Front Ensemble: 5:30 - 8:30pm

Friday Night Lights!

Football Game Halftime Show Performances - games start at 7pm

  • September 10th - Zionsville - get your tickets here
  • September 24th - Noblesville
  • October 15th (Senior Night) - Westfield
  • October 29th (Tentative)

Pre-Game Dinner - Fri. 9/10

Here is the signup sheet for Friday's pre-game dinner. Please drop off food by 4:45pm at the east side of the Annex.

Sign Up Here

Competition Time!

Competition Dates

  • September 11th – Lawrence Central H.S.
  • September 18th – Bands of America, University of Dayton (get tickets)
  • 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 (get tickets)
  • October 30th – ISSMA Semi-State
  • November 6th – State Finals, Lucas Oil Stadium

First Competition: Saturday 9/11 @ Lawrence Central

Competition – Saturday, September 11th @ Lawrence Central HS

The band will be performing at 9pm on September 11th at Lawrence Central HS. The full itinerary for Saturday will be published in the midweek update.

General Competition Day Details

-Competition days are ALL DAY EVENTS for students - once dropped off in the morning, you will not see them until we return to school that night.

-Practice occurs morning/afternoon

-Students bring their own lunch on competition days

-Students are recommended to have cash in case we have time for concessions after we perform

-We typically return to the school for dismissal between 10pm and midnight. Text alerts will be sent when the band departs the competition site and when we arrive at the school.


-SPECTATORS: Bring cash for tickets and concessions just in case the show site does not take a card. Ticket prices will be about $6 - $10 depending on the event. Try to arrive at the competition site one hour early in order to find parking, buy tickets and find a seat with your friends from FC.

Chaperone Sign Ups

If you are interested in chaperoning for the marching band during competition season, this is your opportunity to volunteer. You’ll be riding on the bus with student to and from the competitions.

• Please only sign up for ONE slot to allow the maximum number of people to participate.

• This does not include free admission to the competition.

• You may be asked to push a prop or equipment onto the field if help is needed.

• Masks are required when riding on the bus.

Safe Visitor Background Check is required. Contact Karen Smith if you need to confirm that your background check is current or have questions about exemptions.


Needed: 16" Bike Wheels

The Franklin Central Marching Band Prop Crew are in need of 16 inch bike wheels for an upcoming project. Please check your garages and barns and let us know if you have any to spare. Contact our prop lead, Chris Chandler.
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It is time to celebrate the season with SPIRIT BUTTONS! We are currently offering two button options. The first option is a personalized button with your student and the second option is of the current show theme. Each button is $3 or you can purchase two for $5. Purchase a button for the entire family and save one for the memory book!

Each student will receive 1 personalized button (included in band fees).

Click here to order now!


October Band Camp will be 10/11 - 10/15 from 9a - 4p. This is required for all marching band students.

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.

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


Spirit Day at Spark Nutrition!

Thursday, September 23 is our next spirit day at Spark Nutrition! Present this flyer (print or phone) and Spark will donate a portion of the sale to the FC Bands program!

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