Weekly Cadence

October 31, 2021

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

Band Fees

Payments for the 2021 marching season should be complete.

Please note: Students with past due fees may not be able to participate in elective programs (ie, Winter Guard, Percussion Symphony, etc) until their accounts are paid up to date.

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.

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 the Holiday Craft Fair on November 20th.

Volunteering - Franklin Central High School Bands

Concert Band

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Members of the band program who participate in the Philharmonic Orchestra performed at the Bows and Broomsticks concert on 10/28. It was a wonderful performance! Congratulations to all of you!
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The Franklin Central Marching Flashes finished their 2021 season with an amazing performance at ISSMA Semi State competition on Saturday afternoon. That’s all that matters to me. Thank you, students, directors, and staff, for your countless hours of hard work and preparation during this season. Thank you to the many parent volunteers that contributed in support of the band. Thank you to the FC Band Booster board for directly helping me every week. Amanda Groce, Engagement Coordinator, creates the Weekly Cadence newsletter each week. Erin Thompson, Treasurer, keeps the finances straight. Melissa Davis, Fundraising Coordinator, helps make band participation more affordable. Karen Smith, Secretary, created the Spirit Buttons. Denise Holaday, President, encouraged and advised me on a regular basis. Carrie Brewer Thomas, Events Coordinator, pulled off a fantastically hosted event last weekend. Valarie Solomon, Color Guard Liaison, coordinated volunteers and communicated with parents. Connie Moxley, Concert Band Liaison, filled in everywhere on competition days. Thank you all for your constant support.

Marching band is made possible because of the people that handled the gritty details. Thank you to the food team and Melissa Kieper for providing meals. Thank you to Casey Matczak and Christy Smith with the Spirit Committee that provided amazing decorations, weekly snacks and treats, sorted and distributed swag and many other things. Thank you Chris and Christie Chandler and the props team for building the wonderful creations they put on the field. Thank you to Matthew Hills, Justin Hutchinson and Jon Gaiser for taking on the difficult task of procuring and driving the box trucks that hauled the props each week – this was monumental. Thank you to Collin and Emily Geisking for driving the semi truck that hauled the equipment at no cost to the band. Thank you Mary Jo Woodruff for coordinating pit volunteers at competitions. Thank you to Danelle Grimes and the chaperones for riding on the busses and keeping our kids safe. Thank you to the uniform team for fitting uniforms, refitting uniforms, washing and organizing on competition days. Lastly, Thank you to Mr. Cooper and Mr. Ellinger for giving me the opportunity to connect with so many wonderful parents and students. This experience will live with me for a very long time.

Travis Sears

Marching Band Liaison

Marching Band Banquet - Tuesday, Nov. 23

Tickets are now on sale for this year's end of season banquet. The deadline to purchase tickets is November 5th, so please order as soon as possible. We need to give our site a headcount early to avoid supply chain challenges. Students need not purchase a ticket, only parents/guests.

Because our band family has grown, the location has been moved to The Atrium. See the website for details.

Fundraising Opportunity - PepWear

**You've received a raise!**

PepWear is offering a fundraising opportunity for anyone 14 years or older. Workers will work at the PepWear booths at Lucas Oil Stadium during Grand Nationals (Nov 10-13). Any worker will earn $15/hr for the designated student's band account. Please use the link to sign up for desired shifts. Signing up here will not yet guarantee you a shift. I will be sending names into PepWear as people sign-up to add to their lists. Shifts may fill up so sign-up as early as you can! If you have any questions, you can contact Connie Moxley at (317) 340-9289.



Auditions and information for the 2022 season of indoor percussion is coming soon! Be on the lookout for dates (including a parent information meeting).

winter guard

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Mark your calendars! Auditions for the 2022 FC winter guards are coming up November 9th & 11th. No experience is necessary. Grades 6 - 12 are eligible to participate. Take your first step by filling out the interest form. We can't wait to see you!

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


Our Winter Flower Fundraiser begins Monday, November 1st and runs through November 22nd. Students will receive a credit of $6 for every flower and/or succulent sold, and $12 for each porch pot. Pickup is Monday, December 6th. A link to sign up for your pickup time is on the sales page.
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2nd Annual 2021 Holiday Craft Fair

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Our Holiday Craft Fair is fast approaching! Be sure to share the event on social media. This was an enormous fundraiser for the band program and we'd like to see this year's fair do just as well or better!

2021 Holiday Craft Fair

Saturday, Nov. 20th, 9am-4pm

6215 South Franklin Road

Indianapolis, IN


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