Band Parent Meeting - Thursday, Jan. 16
Please join us on Thursday, January 16 from 7:30-8pm for the January band parent meeting. This is a year-round parent meeting for parents of all band and guard ensemble members. The goals of these meetings are to provide updates and answer questions. During the meeting on Thursday, the board will be announcing changes to the board that will help position the band boosters for the explosive growth we expect in the near future. We look forward to seeing you Thursday at 7:30pm in the Spaceship Room!
FCHS Community Open House - Monday, Jan. 13
The Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Pep Band, and Electric Mayhem will all be performing at FCHS during the Community Open House on Monday, Jan. 13. Board Members will also be in attendance answering questions and passing out flyers sharing more information about FC Bands.
Pep Band Performance - Wednesday, Jan. 15
Come cheer on the girls basketball team as they face Franklin Community High School on Wednesday, January 15 at 7:30pm at FCHS. The Pep Band will be leading the crowd as they cheer on the Flashes!
Alumni Night for FC Pep Band - Friday, Jan. 17
All FC Bands alumni are invited to join the FC Pep Band for Alumni Night! Call time is 6pm on Friday, January 17 in either room 700 or the band room; the girls basketball game vs. Avon will begin at 7:30pm. Wear your Flashes gear and jeans. Pizza will be provided during the 3rd quarter, so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Preview Night for JV and Varsity Guard - Friday, Jan. 17
Everyone is welcome to join the JV and Varsity Guard for a special preview night on Friday, January 17 at 7:30pm at the Annex. Prop parents and chaperones need to attend the preview night for a training session. Good luck to the JV and Varsity Guard - both have their first performances on Saturday!
Show Hosting Requirements
The Band Boosters at Franklin Central High School host many events throughout the year, such as Winter Guard contests, Winter Percussion (IPA) contests, and a 2-day Winter Guard International (WGI) Percussion Regional. Groups from all over the country participate in these events, with attendance exceeding 5,000 guests. This generates TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS for the Band Boosters, but help is required to put on these prestigious events. Students and family members must volunteer for at least 1 shift/position at each event. This helps to make out-of-pocket fees as low as possible. Please reserve these dates as they become known and sign up for a shift as soon as the schedule is made available. Hosting shows prevents the need to hold “door-to-door” fundraisers on a nearly constant basis.
Hosting shows throughout the year REDUCES the amount of time we spend fundraising. Hosting shows brings in tens of thousands of dollars to the band program each year. Hosting shows reduces fees for ALL band students by HUNDREDS of dollars. To put it simply...we LOVE hosting shows!
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50/50 Raffle - Needs a Leader
We need someone to take ownership of the annual 50/50 Raffle fundraiser. This has the potential of earning $10,000 for the band! Unfortunately, without a volunteer to lead this fundraiser, we are unable to continue offering the 50/50 raffle. Contact Travis Sears if you are interested - firstname.lastname@example.org.
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