Winterguard wins SCGC SAA Championship!

WinterGuardWe are so proud and excited to announce that on Saturday, March 28,  our Franklin High School Winterguard won the 2015 Southeastern Color Guard Circuit SAA Class Championship!

Their show “Silence” was inspired by the idea of a one-side relationship, and featured so many wonderful and expressive elements, even a “silent” (get it?) flag feature.

More important than scores or placements is the guard’s process of growth and improvement this season.  Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication!

University of Illinois Wind Symphony in concert this Friday

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As part of their Nashville CBDNA tour, this Friday, the University of Illinois Wind Symphony will perform at Centennial High School at 7pm.

Comprised of approximately 60 undergraduate and graduate students who have attained the highest level of proficiency on their instruments, the Illinois Wind Symphony is the premiere ensemble of the University of Illinois band program. Performing the finest available repertoire, the ensemble’s performances include traditional wind band literature, one-per-part chamber works and premiere performances of new compositions in the ever expanding wind band genre.  The ensemble works on the flexible “pool” concept so that each work in the curriculum is staffed with the instrumentation envisioned by the composer.  The Illinois Wind Symphony performs a minimum of three concerts per semester, and is among the top ensembles in the band profession in performance standards as well as developing the future in training wind players in a variety of conducted ensemble settings. The performance range of this ensemble includes campus, state, regional, national and international events and venues. The Illinois Wind Symphony is open to music majors and non-majors by audition.

This year, the Illinois Wind Symphony will perform at the national conference of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) in Nashville, Tennessee on March 28, 2015. Their selection was determined through a ‘blind’ juried process last year.  1991 marked the last time the University of Illinois performed at a CBDNA national convention.

2011 Franklin High graduate Katherine Aydelott will perform as principal bassoonist.

This concert is free and open to the public.

 

Good luck, Franklin Winds!

FullSizeRenderOn Thursday, our new chamber group The Franklin Winds, will travel to Indianapolis to participate in the Music for All National Festival.  MFA has added a new component, a chamber music festival.  Their program is:

  • Vier Grotesken, by Friedrich Wanek
  • Old Wine in New Bottles, by Gordon Jacob

We are so proud of them!  And congrats to Mr. Jacob Campos, their conductor.  The students are:

Flute:

  • Christine Barham
  • Audrey Binnicker
  • Madelyn Vincent

Oboe:

  • Mia Unni

Bassoon:

  • Chase Lantz
  • Emily Sanders

Clarinet:

  • Maddox Myers
  • Meagan Vincent
  • Claire Terrell
  • Kat Olson

Trumpet:

  • Sam Stone
  • Chandler Wilder

Horn:

  • Mikaela Ray
  • Meredith Aydelott

MARCH ON MARCH!

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The Franklin Band is asking family, friends and alumni to step up to help provide additional uniforms needed to outfit the 2015-16 marching band. This season’s Franklin High School Marching Band is projected to grow from 206 to nearly 250 members. This will require another 40 uniforms in order to be able to accommodate the expanding membership.

Beginning on March 1st, The Franklin Band will conduct a MARCH ON MARCH CHALLENGE with the goal of acquiring the funds to purchase one new uniform each day in the month of March. Citizens, businesses, civic organizations, alumni and friends of The Franklin Band can step up by making a tax-deductible donation of $370 for an entire new uniform or may choose to help purchase a particular element or two — $20 for a plume, $30 for a breastplate, $40 for gauntlets, $50 for a shako (hat), $60 for bibbers (pants) or $170 for a jacket.

Donations by credit card can be made via the band’s website at www.thefranklinband.org or checks can be sent to Franklin High School Band Boosters, 2200 Fieldstone Parkway, #900, PMB 100, Franklin, TN 37069.

In December, The Franklin Band became the first Williamson County band to receive the prestigious Sudler Shield, awarded by the John Philip Sousa Foundation. The Sudler Shield purpose is to establish and support international standards of excellence in musical performance, marching execution, choreography and show design for high school, youth or international marching bands and to identify, recognize, and honor outstanding high school, youth and international marching bands who are at a world class level of excellence.

Franklin High joins three other schools across the nation to receive the award in 2014. They are one of only five Tennessee bands ever to win the award. Professor W. Dale Warren, Director of Bands at the University of Arkansas, will be in attendance at The Franklin Band’s spring concert to officially present the award.

In addition, Franklin Band Director David Aydelott received the Legion of Honor Award from the John Philip Sousa Foundation in December. The Legion of Honor recognizes outstanding band directors who have maintained school concert band programs of excellent musical quality for a period of at least 20 years and who have held important positions of leadership in their professional organizations in dedicated service to bands.

Most recently, it was announced that Mr. Aydelott has been selected for induction into the MTSU Band of Blue Hall of Fame. Since 1980, the Band of Blue Alumni Club has recognized individuals who have contributed and influenced the growth of the MTSU Band of Blue. The induction ceremony will be Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm in the Wright Music Building on the campus of MTSU.

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Congrats to Mr. A!

In December, Franklin Band Director David Aydelott was presented as a John Philip Sousa Foundation Laureate of the Bandworld “Legion of Honor.” The Legion of Honor recognizes outstanding band directors who have maintained school concert band programs of excellent musical quality for a period of at least 20 years and who have held important positions of leadership in their professional organizations in dedicated service to bands.

 

Most recently, it was announced that Mr. Aydelott has been selected for induction into the MTSU Band of Blue Club Hall of Fame. Since 1980, the Band of Blue Alumni Club has recognized individuals who have contributed and influenced the growth of the MTSU Band of Blue. The induction ceremony will be Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm in the Wright Music Building on the campus of MTSU.

Way to go, Mr. A!

Congrats to these outstanding musicians!

The students listed below have gone above and beyond to amass some significant individual accomplishments by auditioning for national, state, and region honor bands.

They’ve invested many hours of work in practice rooms to prepare for these auditions and we congratulate them on their successes!

 

MUSIC FOR ALL HONOR BAND OF AMERICA

Audrey Binnicker

Ryan Fisher

Mikaela Ray

Michael Hall

Kevin Kleiner, alternate

 

TENNESSEE ALL STATE

Sarah Besand

Dawson Whitehead 

Allie Minucci 

Anaea Dossey 

Maddox Myers 


MTSBOA 9/10 Grade All Mid-State 

Sarah Besand, All-State and Gold Band

Dawson Whitehead, All-State & Gold Band

Allie Minucci, All-State and Gold Band

Zoe Kendall, Silver Band

Jason Davidson, Silver Band

Jason Frazier, Silver Band

Josh Johnian,  Silver Jazz Band

Jordan Hafner, Alternate

Webb Littleton,  Alternate

Rebecca Dallman, Alternate

 

MTSBOA 11/12 Grade All Mid-State

Anaea Dossey, All-State & Gold Band

Maddox Myers, Gold Band

Ryan Fisher, Gold Band

Sam Stone, Gold Band

Mikaela Ray, Gold Band

Audrey Binnicker, Silver Band

Madelyn Vincent, Silver Band

Meagan Vincent, Silver Band

Parker Albert, Silver Band

Caleb Hoffman, Silver Band                              

Michael Hall, Silver Band

Christine Barham, Alternate

Mia Unni, Alternate

Chase Lantz, Alternate

A Sudler Shield kind of season!

What a great marching season!  FX-A Cinematic Xperience was successful in so many ways, especially in the growth of our students.  This was the most difficult show we’ve produced, musically and visually.  And the kids gave great performances both at football games and at contests resulting in these awards:

Bands of America Louisville Regional

Division I Rating

2nd Place, Class AAA in Preliminary Competition

Outstanding Visual in Finals Competition

2nd Place in Finals Competition

 

Antioch High School Marching Contest

1st Place in Class

Outstanding Music Award

Outstanding Visual Award

Grand Champion

 

Bands of America Indianapolis Super Regional

Division I Rating

Outstanding Music in Preliminary Competition, Class AAA

Outstanding General Effect in Preliminary Competition, Class AAA

1st Place, Class AAA in Preliminary Competition

5th Place in Finals Competition

 

Bands of America Grand National Championships

Division I Rating

Semi-Finalist Award

 

…..And, our 2014 marching band was awarded the SUDLER SHIELD, an international award sponsored by the John Philip Sousa Foundation.   Two Texas bands (Claudia Taylor Johnson and Round Rock) and our good friends from Dobyns-Bennett in Kingsport recieved this prestigious award as well.  At our Spring Concert on May 3, Professor W. Dale Warren, Chair of the Sudler Shield committee will be on campus to make the official presentation.  Mark your calendars!

Congrats to our students, parents, and staff on a great marching season!

2014 Fruit Sale Fundraiser

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It’s Tradition.

Much like falling leaves and football, the Franklin Band Fruit Sale is another sign of the season!  The band sells fresh fruit from Florida each year, and people love it.

This year, they started calling to place their orders before we even printed up the sale flyers!

What sounds good to you?  Navel Oranges, Tangelos, Grapefruit, maybe a variety pack.  🙂

Get your order in soon because the sale ends November 7th.

The Florida farmers pick them, box them, and drive them up.  Then we do the rest.

 

Deliveries start December 3rd!

To see the sale flyer, click here.

 

For more information, reach out to us at FHSBandFruitSales@Gmail.com

National Association of Music Parents (AMP) hosting Regional Event

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Music parents or booster officers in the Metro Nashville area (or within driving distance) are invited to attend a Regional Music Parent Event.  This event is being presented by AMP and hosted by the Ravenwood Band Boosters.

Sign up today for this event. It is a FREE event and will include light refreshments.

Date
Monday, September 15th, 2014 @ 7:00-8:30p CST
6:30-7:00pm Check in and Reception
7:00-8:30pm Program

 

For more information, visit www.amparents.org

You can register for the event here.