Turning the page

“…but now I see”

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What an exciting end to last semester!

The marching band finished the season strong with our highest Bands of America Grand Nationals placement ever, coming in just one band out of finals at 13th.  Our previous highest placement was 2013 when we finished 15th, so we’re edging closer to reaching our BHAG of becoming a Grand Nationals finalist by the year 2021.  Let’s keep on aggregating those marginal gains each and every day!  Here are the highlights of the band’s competition results:

BOA Clarksville Regional:

  • Champions, Class AAA  & Outstanding Visual Performance Award for Class AAA
  • 3rd Place in finals & Outstanding Music Performance Award

BOA Indianapolis Super Regional

  • 2nd Place, Class AAA & Outstanding Music Performance Award for Class AAA
  • 11th Place in Finals

The 54th Annual “Contest of Champions” at Middle Tennessee State University

  • Superior Award
  • 1st Place, Class AAA
  • Tennessee Governor’s Cup Winner
  • Grand Champion Award

BOA Grand National Championship

  • Semi-Finalist
  • National Runner Up, Class AAA
  • 13th Place




All Mid-State Auditions

Our numbers keep growing for All Mid-State, and we’re very proud of the students who auditioned and these students who were selected:

Meredith Aydelott
Christine Barham (All State)
David Curtis
Jason Davidson (All State)
Joey Domenico
Anaea Dossey (All State)
Savannah Faulman
Ryan Fisher
Juliana Forbess
Jason Frazier (All State)
Caleb Hoffman
Nick Hoffman
Zoe Kendall (All State)
Sarah Li
Allie Minucci
John McElroy
Webb Littleton
Luke Olson
Valerie Ring
Emma Grace Schenck
Sam Stone
Matthew Vasuta
Dawson Whitehead
Matthew Wells
Hyemin Yoon

Sonic BOOM!



This Saturday we’re hosting the first Sonic BOOM! band contest.  This event is sponsored by Chuck Sugg and his Sonic restaurants in the area.  We’re excited to host this contest featuring 6 area bands:

  • 7:00-Siegel High School
  • 7:15-Spring Hill High School
  • 7:30-Centennial High School
  • 7:45-Brentwood High School
  • 8:00-Summit High School
  • 8:15-Franklin High School (in exhibition)

Tickets are $7 each and kids 10 and under get in free.  You can also purchase tickets for our Win A Canyon raffle!

2015 Affinity Parters Program



Don’t miss this opportunity to significantly reduce your pledge amount!


Please read through the attached document carefully.


The Affinity Partnership Program is the corporate sponsorship program for The Franklin Band.  Franklin band families have the opportunity to cast a wide net throughout the community and within their sphere of influence to secure Affinity Partners with The Franklin Band.  See the overview and 2015 Affinity Partner Solicitation Flyer attached to the email for your reference and use.  You may print multiple copies of the flyer by printing page 4 of the attachment.


Note the following deadlines in the instructions:

July 31: Benefit of being listed in the full-page spread of the football program ($500 and $1000 levels)

August 17: Benefit of being listed on the back of the show shirt ($250 and up)

For questions, contact PJ Littleton at fhsbandfunds@gmail.com or 615-604-4624.


Click HERE to download the Affinity Parter pdf.


It’s Next Year!

FranklinWithGovernorHaslamIt’s next year and time for the 15-16 marching band season to kick off!


Here’s the schedule for the next two weeks:

May 26-29, Mini Camp at Franklin High

Tuesday-Friday evenings from 4-9 pm.

(Brass, woodwind, and color guard)


  • A snack
  • A large individual water jug with your name in permanent ink
  • A three ring binder with sheet protector
  • Pencils
  • A backpack to hold incidental rehearsal items


May 26, Marching Band Kickoff Meeting for Parents (HIGHLY recommended)

Tuesday at 7 pm in the Franklin High Cafeteria

This meeting will include an introduction to marching band, schedule issues, and volunteer opportunities.  Parents should make plans to attend!


June 1-5, Guard and Percussion Camp 1 at Franklin High


Monday-Friday from 1pm – 9pm.



Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 4pm – 8pm

Tuesday, Thursday: 1pm – 6pm


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


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.