Band Boosters

The Franklin High School Band Boosters exist to support and advance the interests of the Franklin High School Band, specifically through fundraising and volunteering.

Here are some of the ways we lend our support:

  • Purchase, clean and repair band and guard uniforms
  • Purchase and repair instruments and equipment
  • Provide transportation to many events away from FHS
  • Chaperone camps and events away from FHS
  • Provide water to band members during rehearsals, camp days and competitions
  • Provide medical personnel during band events and trips
  • Enhance the band room (install shelves, clean trophies, etc.)
  • Provide auxiliary staff throughout the year
  • Assist with trips and events away from FHS
  • Encourage our students
  • Attend games and contests
  • Wear band-branded clothing
  • Compliment students for a job well done and lend a sympathetic ear
  • Cheer for The Franklin Band and every other band

Here are our main fundraisers that require parent support and participation:

  • Friends of the Franklin Band program
  • Annual Raffle
  • S. Flag Subscription program
  • Car Wash Extravaganza
  • Sonic Boom Marching Band Competition
  • Concession stand – all home football games
  • Grocery purchases through loyalty programs (Kroger, Publix)
  • Amazon Smile
  • Parking at downtown Franklin festivals

The Band Boosters meet monthly. Booster meetings are used to keep parents informed about what is happening, where help is needed, the condition of our finances, and other items of importance and interest. They also provide a forum for your ideas, suggestions, and questions. The highlight of each meeting is a time for our directors to update us about the band program and upcoming band events.

The Boosters and the Directors recognize that everyone has commitments in addition to band. It does, however, take a lot of work to keep our band running. We ask each parent to devote some time to the volunteer opportunities available. If every parent pitches in, it lightens the load for everyone. We guarantee that, at the very least, you will find it rewarding and worthwhile. There are opportunities to fit all circumstances and schedules. Whether you commit just an occasional few hours, or volunteer at every available opportunity, we need you. We encourage you to pick an activity that sounds interesting or one where you have a special skill.  Click on the Volunteer link above to check out the many volunteer opportunities and sign up!

We use several means of communicating with parents, but email is our main avenue of communication. It is, therefore, very important that we maintain current emails for all of our band parents. Please make sure we have an active email address for everyone in your family who will need to receive band information.

To our new band parents, welcome!  We know that walking into a fairly large, existing group can be a little unnerving, but you will find us to be open, warm, and welcoming. We celebrate your arrival at Franklin High School and relish the opportunity to get to know you. As you are acclimating yourselves to our program, feel free to reach out to any Booster Board member or section parent (click links above). We will all be happy to help you!

 

President Jimmy Byrd james.byrd@gmail.com
Vice President – Fundraising Andrea and Jerry Pitt franklinbandfundraising@gmail.com
Associate Vice President – Fundraising Bryan and Jennifer DeCuir franklinbandfundraising@gmail.com
Vice President – Operations Jason Pagel thefranklinbandops@gmail.com
Vice President – Events Suzanne Ward franklinbandevents@gmail.com
Vice President – Publicity Karen Byrd
Treasurer Shawn Davis bandtreasurerfhs@gmail.com
Secretary Dannie Brobston fhsbandoffice@gmail.com
Alumni Relations Beth Simpson tfb.alumni@gmail.com
Board/Booster Liaison Amy Kendall amykendall@comcast.net
Comptroller Melissa Wooten bandassistantfhs@gmail.com
Marketing/Merchandise Jeremy Smith franklinbandfundraising@gmail.com
WORK AREA TEAM LEAD 2020-2021 E-MAIL
EVENTS AND PUBLICITY - Suzanne Ward, VP - fhsbandcamp@gmail.com
BAND CAMP Suzanne Ward fhsbandcamp@gmail.com
BANQUET Suzanne Ward franklinbandevents@gmail.com
CONCERT FESTIVAL fhsbandops@gmail.com
HOSPITALITY Amy Kendall amykendall@comcast.net
TICKETS: DCI/COC/GRAND NATS (Co-Team Lead) Vardit Binstein varditb@gmail.com
TICKETS: DCI/COC/GRAND NATS (Co-Team Lead) Dannie Brobston fhsbandoffice@gmail.com
PHOTOGRAPHY David Hoffmann rdhoffmann@comcast.net
PUBLICITY & SOCIAL MEDIA Karen Byrd karen.byrd@gmail.com
SONIC BOOM Jerry Pitt fhsbandfundraising@gmail.com
TAILGATE COORDINATOR Jennifer Stockdale jenniferhstockdale@gmail.com
FUNDRAISING, VP - Jerry Pitt - fhsbandfundraising@gmail.com
FRIENDS OF THE FRANKLIN BAND
ALUMNI RELATIONS DIRECTOR Beth Simpson tfb.alumni@gmail.com
CAR WASH Jerry Pitt fhsbandfundraising@gmail.com
CONCESSIONS (Co-Team Lead) Abby Baalbergen baalbergen@comcast.net
CONCESSIONS (Co-Team Lead)
PHOTO BUTTONS Dannie Brobston fhsbandoffice@gmail.com
FLAG Lead Don Fagan fhsflag@gmail.com
MATTRESS SALE
PARKING
RAFFLE fhsbandraffle@gmail.com
MARCHATHON Raphael Bougrat rafaelbougrat@yahoo.com
MERCHANDISE TEAM LEAD Jeremy Smith fhsbandfundraising@gmail.com
OPERATIONS, VP - Jason Pagel - fhsbandops@gmail.com
CHAPERONES David & Kathie Hoffmann fhsbandchaps@gmail.com
GUARD COORDINATOR Miranda Groh mirandagroh@gmail.com
EQUIPMENT TRANSPORTATION Jason Pagel fhsbandops@gmail.com
PIT CREW Jason Pagel fhsbandops@gmail.com
PROPS David Hoffman tom@teamplowman.com,
MEALS Jennifer Pagel Jenniferjpagel@gmail.com
MEDICAL Patti Williams, MD pjwilliams2@comcast.net
SEWING (FABRICATORS) Anna Lynn Whitfield annalynnwhitfield@gmail.com
TRIP COORDINATOR Jason Pagel fhsbandops@gmail.com
UNIFORMS Lynn Grayson blkg85@aol.com
ACCESSORIES TEAM LEAD Dannie Brobston fhsbandoffice@gmail.com
ACCESSORIES Natalie Lynch natti421@yahoo.com
LAUNDRY Michelle McAtee mmcatee2013@gmail.com
WATER
TREASURER - Shawn Davis - bandtreasurerfhs@gmail.com
STUDENT ACCOUNTS Melissa Wooten bandassistantfhs@gmail.com
SECRETARY - Dannie Brobston - fhsbandoffice@gmail.com
CHARMS ADMINISTRATION Suzanne Ward fhsbandcharms@gmail.com
NEW MEMBERS Leslie Varden lovarden@gmail.com
NOTARIES Dannie Brobston fhsbandoffice@gmail.com
SECTION LEADERS Amy Kendall amykendall@comcast.net
TFB COMMUNITY CARE COORDINATOR Jennifer Pagel jenniferjpagel@gmail.com
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR Jimmy Byrd james.byrd@gmail.com
WEBMASTER James Whitfield james@jameswhitfield.com
FHS BAND BOOSTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2019-2020
President Jimmy Byrd james.byrd@gmail.com
Vice President – Fundraising Andrea and Jerry Pitt franklinbandfundraising@gmail.com
Associate Vice President – Fundraising Bryan and Jennifer DeCuir franklinbandfundraising@gmail.com
Vice President – Operations Jason Pagel fhsbandops@gmail.com
Vice President – Events Suzanne Ward franklinbandevents@gmail.com
Vice President – Publicity Karen Byrd
Treasurer Shawn Davis bandtreasurerfhs@gmail.com
Secretary Dannie Brobston fhsbandoffice@gmail.com
Alumni Relations Beth Simpson tfb.alumni@gmail.com
Board/Booster Liaison Amy Kendall amykendall@comcast.net
Comptroller Melissa Wooten bandassistantfhs@gmail.com
Marketing/Merchandise Jeremy Smith franklinbandfundraising@gmail.com
FHS BAND LEADERSHIP STAFF
DIRECTOR Jacob Campos jacob.campos@wcs.edu
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Briana Vogt briana.vogt@wcs.edu
COLOR GUARD DIRECTOR Levi Brandenburg lbbrande@gmail.com
COLOR GUARD DIRECTOR Michael Horvath michaelhorv@gmail.com
CONTROLLER & BAND ASSISTANT Melissa Wooten bandassistantfhs@gmail.com
PERCUSSION DIRECTOR

Percussion – Amy Kendall, Andrea Pitt, Bryan&Jennifer DeCuir, Lorri Cisco, Nanette Ekimogloy, Patti Williams

Guard – Angelle Gallers, Marian Vasuta, Miranda Groh, Stacy Gore, Tamra Fagan

Flutes – Anna Lynn Whitfield, Kristen Bendheim, Sean Huang

Saxes – Cari Berthelot, Catherine Brown, Merri Collins, Natalie Lynch

Clarinets – Holly Swan

Mellos – Jeanie Weems, Leslie Varden

Trumpets – Karen Andershock, Patricia Smith, Shelly McClanahan, Shantyl Cooke

Baritones – Kathy Pendleton, Robin Rogers, Tricia Culp

Tubas – RoseMary Muirhead, Sonya Sanborn

Volunteer Interest And Profile Form

FHS BAND VOLUNTEER PROGRAM - The Power of Everybody

Our program requires an enormous amount of behind-the-scenes activity both in preparation and implementation. Harnessing the “power of everybody” is essential in developing the spirit of community and working together toward our common goal. Your gift of service will ensure that our kids are able to concentrate on playing, marching, and performing to the best of their ability, and that our directors are able to concentrate on teaching and directing, fostering relationships with and between our kids, and bringing out the best in our students.

All of us have interests and skills that, when put to use, enable us to make a meaningful difference. Actively supporting and engaging in this important program, to which our children have such a high level of dedication and work ethic, gives them and their friends positive role models and a stronger self-esteem by making them feel appreciated and respected.  Your example inspires them to develop a commitment to service (now and in the future). Deciding to serve willingly and generously gives parents the opportunity to be participants rather than spectators.  We take ownership in the band program, form friendships with other families, and share experiences with our children that become lifelong family memories.

If you’re not sure what volunteer area would be the best fit for you, feel free to get involved in a variety of experiences. As you explore different opportunities, you should soon discover your niche in a particular area of service:

  • LOOK FOR those opportunities in which you feel the most fulfilled.
  • LOOK FOR those opportunities in which you seem to be the most effective.
  • LOOK FOR those opportunities in which others affirm your abilities.

Some people need to experience something different than what they do in their everyday lives. Others are happier working with something familiar. Either way, we encourage you to complete all sections of this TFB Volunteer Form, as we will often match your unique skills and experience with a special service opportunity.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

ALUMNI RELATIONS: Work with our graduates and grow the alumni base, developing and implementing innovative strategies and initiatives to increase alumni support and encourage their interaction with the FHS Band community.

BAND CAMP TEAM: Chaperone and assist with logistics and activities at camp during the week of July 20-24.

BANQUET TEAM: Plan and host the annual banquet in May.

BLOCK TICKET ORDERS TEAM: Organize band families’ block ticket orders for competitions.

CAR WASH TEAM: Participate in various aspects of planning (ticket sales, marketing, concessions, workforce management, operations, etc.), and day-of activities including setup/breakdown/clean up and supervising student workforce (car washers).

CHAPERONES TEAM: Supervise and take care of students on band trips.

CONCERT FESTIVAL TEAM: Assist with staffing and managing this invitational concert festival at FHS.

CONCESSIONS TEAM: Help with all aspects of the concession stand during all varsity, junior varsity, and freshman football games.

EQUIPMENT TRANSPORTATION TEAM: Load and unload instruments and equipment, to and from band camp, games, and contests.

FLAG TEAM: Assist with all aspects of the flag program, such as organizing sales and installation dates, data entry, financials, participation in sales and installations, and assembly of new flags as necessary.

FRIENDS OF THE FRANKLIN BAND: Track donations and execute donor benefits for this annual fundraising program.

GUARD COORDINATOR TEAM: Help with equipment, cleaning, organization, dressing.

HOSPITALITY TEAM: Coordinate donations and help serve refreshments at various band events.

LAUNDRY TEAM: Collect, launder, and return uniforms.

MARCH-A-THON TEAM:  Assist with planning and implementing our annual March-a-Thon through the community (most likely close to Veterans Day).

MEALS TEAM: Plan/assist with serving occasional meals and snacks for the band (e.g., during full rehearsal or on performance travel day).

MEDICAL TEAM: Serve as medical attendant at camp, rehearsals, trips, or performances. Please note availability.

MERCHANDISE TEAM: Assist with ordering, delivery, and sales of souvenir items and band swag.

NOTARY TEAM: Notarize health forms in the band room during summer rehearsals and meetings prior to band camp.

PHOTO BUTTONS TEAM: Coordinate taking pictures of ALL the students, making the buttons, collecting payments for buttons, and distributing when complete.

PHOTOGRAPHY TEAM: Take still photos or video of the band at various performances and rehearsals to share with publicity team and other band families.

PIT CREW TEAM: Help with pushing front ensemble instruments on and off the field at football games and/or competitions.

PROPS TEAM: Assemble, disassemble, load/unload and move props to and from performance sites.

RAFFLE TEAM: Help with all aspects of Raffle such as organizing and distributing ticket packets, selling tickets before/during football games, collecting ticket packets, mailing ticket stubs for online orders, data entry and financials.

SEWING (FABRICATORS): Sew flags, costumes, accessories, and/or uniform parts for both fall and winter guard; help with minor uniform alterations.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Build the Franklin Band’s brand and reach through digital engagement by providing sound and innovative strategies and initiatives using social media outlets.

SONIC BOOM TEAM: Assist with staffing and managing this invitational marching band competition at FHS (scheduled for October 3).

TAILGATE TEAM: Host a food table and/or donate food for family tailgate events during marching band season in the fall.

UNIFORM ACCESSORIES TEAM: Fit, sell, and distribute shoes, gloves, socks, member shirts and other accessories as needed.

UNIFORMS TEAM: Fit, organize, and supervise dressing for marching band events.

WATER PREP TEAM: Ensure that students are hydrated during practices, performances, and other events.

 

To discuss ways you can get involved, please contact Jimmy Byrd at james.byrd@vanderbilt.edu or 615-306-1748.