Purpose – Core Values – Vivid Description


To enhance the growth, maturity, and experience of Franklin High School students

Core Values

Community – The Franklin community and our community within FHS shape who we are, and in return, we shape it.

Excellence – Employ a positive work ethic on our steady march toward excellence: students, parents, and staff included.

Enjoyment – Students should enjoy their band experience, their friends, their musical activities, and the processes involved with them.

Challenge – Create an environment that challenges students and promotes personal growth.

Versatility – Be well-rounded in what we do while maintaining a solid foundation in concert literature. 

Stewardship – Be good stewards of our personal, material, and financial resources.

History – Old Traditions…New Beginnings.  Value and reflect on our past while being innovative in new endeavors.

Inclusive – Be a “big tent” organization, serving students of various abilities and backgrounds.

Engagement – The wants and needs of our student, parent, and community stakeholders are important to us.

Advocacy – Be advocates for music education in neighborhood chats and discussions with decision-maker

Vivid Description

  • We will have excellent student musicians; numerous mid-state and all-state players
  • We will have concert groups perform at state and national conferences.
  • Our marching band will place well at regional marching band contests and will perform in nationally recognized events.
  • We will have nationally recognized percussion and guard programs.
  • Our students will be great leaders, helping young members succeed and passing on knowledge to the next generation.
  • Our alumni will be advocates for our program and music education.
  • Our band parents will provide appropriate funding, advocacy, and support for the band’s development.
  • Our staff will provide top-level instruction and be role models for our students.
  • We will expect to be good and do what is necessary to achieve excellence.
  • We will be intrinsically motivated.
  • We will embrace competition, but not be consumed by it.
  • We will recognize the excellence in other programs, learn from them, and show appreciation to them.
  • All of this because WE ARE FRANKLIN!

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