FC Bands Weekly Cadence

May 3, 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

All band fees should be paid in full. Students with past due balances may not be able to participate in the next season. Use the link below to pay online. If you have questions, contact Becky Richardson, Treasurer, at treasurer@fcbands.org.

Senior Spotlight

Attention, Class of 2021 Seniors and Parents! The FC Band Boosters is now halfway through its social media campaign to recognize the achievements of our Senior class. We are posting a few photos of each Senior, along with the biographical information that was printed in the Senior Night program during Marching Band season*.

It's not too late to be incuded! Please send an email to vicepresident@fcbands.org with 3-5 photos that you feel best reflect your time in the Franklin Central Bands program. These photos will be used on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. Be sure to follow and like our accounts to see and share the posts!

Thanks, and the best of luck to each of you in your future endeavors!

* If you are a concert/jazz band only student – never fear! I have included the questions below for which I need information so I can create your spotlight post. Simply include this information in your email.

Student’s Name

Parents/Guardians Name(s)

Favorite Band Moment

Other Extracurricular activities

Future Plans

Say something to your parents/guardians

Concert Band

Concert News

Jazz a la Mask ~ May 5th

Jazz a la Mask will be held on May 5th at Franklin Central Junior High School. There will be a show at 6pm and another at 7:30pm. Participating students have 4 tickets for one of the performances to share with family and friends. Ticket holders should enter at door 7, present their ticket, and sit at the table listed on the ticket. All audience members must be wearing a mask.

Spring Band Concert ~ May 18th

Dress Rehearsal- May 17th

Concert Band - 2:30-3:15

Wind Symphony - 3:15-4:00

Symphonic Band - 4:00-4:45

Wind Ensemble - 4:45-5:30

Concert- May 18th

6:00pm - Concert Band and Wind Symphony

7:30pm - Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble

There will be awards and recognition of seniors at both performances.

Student Dress

Students in Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Symphony need to dress as indicated in the band handbook. Wind Ensemble will dress as they did for their ISSMA recording session.

Concert Band/Symphonic Band/Wind Symphony (Guidelines from the Handbook)


White Collared Dress Shirt

Black Dress Pants

Black Dress Socks (at least calf length)

Black Dress Shoes

Black Belt

Black Neck Tie (bow ties not acceptable)


“Concert Black”

A dress or blouse/pants are acceptable - the entire outfit must be black

No accent colors can be present on the clothing

Skirts must extend past the knee while seated

Shoulders must be covered.

Black Dress Shoes (moderate heels acceptable)


Students will get dropped off at 3W for rehearsal and performances.

Parents will enter 8W (Performance Entrance) the night of the concert.


Each senior will receive 4 tickets to their concert time. Underclassman will receive 2 tickets. Tickets will be passed out in band class in the coming week. Audience members must present their tickets and be wearing a mask to enter.

Marching Band

Marching Band 2021

Important dates this week:

Percussion Tryouts: Tuesday 5/4 and Thursday 5/6, 6pm-8:30pm
Marching Band Tryouts: Friday 5/7, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Questions? ask@fcbands.org

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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! The informational meeting will be held in the band room on Monday, May 10th at 7pm. A representative from tour operator Music Travel Consultants will be there to discuss the itinerary, accommodations, cost, and answer any questions you may have. The Marching Band Parent meeting will follow at 8pm. Due to space limitations, one parent per interested/participating student may attend. The meeting will be livestreamed in the FC Band Band Parents Facebook group for those unable to attend in person.


Winter Guard End of Season Banquet

Tuesday, May 4th 6-9p

The event for members only begins at 6pm in room 700.

Friends and family are welcome at 8pm for awards ceremony!

Band Payment

All Winter Guard fees should be paid in full. Students with past due balances may not be able to participate in the next season. Use the link below to pay online. If you have questions or need to make payment arrangements, contact Becky Richardson, Treasurer, at treasurer@fcbands.org.

Guard Questions?

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

Percussion Symphony

Important dates

Mark you calendars now!

Saturday May 8th will be FCPS end of season get together. Please join us at Southeastway Park, Shelter #4 at 1:00pm. We will be grilling hamburgers and hotdogs with all the fixins! Let’s get together one more time to celebrate our amazing show this past season and just have some fun! Make sure to bring a few chairs.

Click the link below to sign up to bring food.


Band Payment

Our 5th payment and final payment of $170 was due Thursday, April 1st. 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

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 Questions?

Email: Jessica Lee, Percussion Symphony Liaison at PercussionLiaison@fcbands.org


Detergent Fundraiser

This is the final week of the Detergent Fundraiser. We are selling 5 gallon buckets of laundry detergent, fabric softener, and bulk laundry and dishwasher packs. The buckets include a pump dispenser for ease of use. The money raised will go to student band accounts for the purpose of funding marching band fees and the band trip to Disney World! Click the link to download and print the order form OR to purchase products online. If paying by check, please deposit the payment and order form in the white box outside of the band office by end of day Friday, May 7th.
Detergent Fundraiser

Click the button for details, the online store, and to download and print the order form.

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