FCBands Weekly Cadence
August 3, 2020
Here is everything you need to know about the Franklin Central Band program right now.
Marching Band Information
Marching Band Updates
Hi Marching Flashes!
This week is the start of the school year and a bizarre schedule for everyone. Please pay attention to the band calendar to find the practice times. Students will likely have days when they will not be attending class at the school building, but will have a practice scheduled on the campus in the evening. Please be on time to practice.
Here are the things you need to know.
Setup Text Notification
Get the latest updates about the Marching Flashes on your phone! This will be most helpful when we release students after football games or special announcements. Stay connected and informed.
From your phone, click this link: https://bit.ly/3flAqQK
Text the message @fcbands-mb to the number 81010.
Regular Practices Begin This Week
Please consult the band calendar for the most up to date practice dates and times. If there is a change to this schedule, we will let you know. The band calendar is updated as soon as a change occurs.
Updated Practice Times
Monday: 6:00pm-9:00pm (Guard, Weapons ONLY)
Tuesday: 5:30pm-8:30pm (ALL)
Wednesday: NO PRACTICE
Thursday: 5:30pm-8:30pm (ALL)
Friday: See online calendar HERE
Answers to Some FAQ's
Do we have practice on Monday, August 3rd and Tuesday, August 4th?
-YES! We will have band practice, as viewed on the band calendar on August 3rd and August 4th.
Will students come to practice on the days they are at home?
-YES! Students will attend practice on their "at home" school days.
Why have weekly practice times changed for the winds?
-Practice times for the winds have moved to evenings to help students on "at home" days secure transportation to the school.
What will football game days look like?
-Specific information regarding football games will be released as we receive it! We appreciate your patience.
The show shirt design for "The Music of Queen" is in progress. A link to the webstore will be shared in the next week and you’ll be able to purchase shirts and other swag. Our goal is to have the first shirt order delivered and distributed before the first football game on August 21st. Please setup text notifications and you’ll be one of the first to receive the link to the store.
Carpool to Practice
If your child is having trouble finding a ride to practice, consider carpooling. If you wish to carpool, please send parent name, student name, cell phone # and home address via email to Carrie Brewer Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marching Band Fees
Senior Banner & Button Photos
Important: The following information has changed. Please review it carefully.
Senior Banners and buttons are a tradition for the FC Marching Band. We are continuing this tradition in 2020. Band seniors will wear their marching uniforms and color guard seniors will wear their guard jackets.
Dates and Times:
- Tuesday August 4th, 4:00pm Drum Majors, Color Guard, and Percussion Only
- Thursday August 6th, 4:00pm Winds Only
- Tuesday, August 11th, 4:00pm - Make-Up Date
If you would like to purchase a banner, they are $40 each. The order form and payment is due during your photo session. Print the order form below. Order forms for button photos will be be sent out when the remaining students have their picture taken.
Please remember to wear a mask and keep a 6 feet distance while waiting to have your photo taken.
We will let you know when the banners will be hung. Stay tuned for that information.
If you have any questions, contact Michelle Johnson email@example.com
NOTE: Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshman will have button photos taken with their show shirt in a couple weeks.
Band Parent Meeting
2020 Fall Mum Fundraiser
Thank you and good luck!
Shop with Scrip
Scrip is fundraising while you shop! It is the easiest way to earn money towards your band fees. You purchase physical gift cards or electronic gift cards and a percentage of the purchase goes directly into your band account! You can purchase the e-cards while you are waiting in line. There are currently deals with up to a 18% return! CLICK HERE to learn more.
Shop with Scrip has a new mobile app called, RaiseRight! It replaces MyScripWallet and is so easy to use. Get the app now: https://bit.ly/DownloadApp_RaiseRight
Reminder: Physical gift card orders are placed on the first of each month. Please complete orders by August 31st for September delivery.
If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Craft Fair Vendor Applications
We have received 93 applications to be considered in our first round of vendor selections. The Craft Fair Committee will be reviewing these applications in August. The deadline for submitting applications to be considered in the 2nd round of vendor selections is September 30, 2020. Encourage any crafters you know to apply.
Mark your calendar
- First Day of School - Monday, August 3rd (online), Wednesday, August 5th (on site)
- Band Parent Meeting - Wednesday, August 19th
- Football pre-game show and halftime show - Friday, August 21st
- Visit the Band Calendar for more events and the practice schedule