WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!!!
The year is off and running! Well, it is more like a very careful, strategic start that requires some flexibility and lots of information! WOO! We, the directors, staff, veteran members and families, are excited and ready to support you as we navigate this time while starting in band at Franklin High School. Typically, we try to funnel all information through our weekly newsletter called the “Cadence.” Like that of a drum cadence, it keeps us synchronized together as one unit. Here at Franklin we believe in excellence as musicians, marchers, and as people toward each other as part of our core values. Think on this: traditions are not values. While traditions might change, we can carry these values of excellence into whatever we are called to do.
IMPORTANT DATES & TASKS
SHOW REVEAL for STUDENTS
TOMORROW, Thursday, May 21st, at 1:30pm, we will be holding a Zoom meeting for all current and incoming Franklin Band members (link to be sent via email 10 minutes prior to the call). Please join us as we walk-through the current plan for TFB and this year’s show reveal!
NEW STUDENT MARCHING INSTRUMENT PICK UP New students who play either Bass Clarinet, Tenor & Bari Sax, French Horn/Mellophone, Baritone, or Tuba, will need to pick up their Marching Instrument this Friday May 22nd between 11:30AM-2:00PM or Tuesday May 26th between 8-9AM. If you own your own tuba, you do not need to check-out an instrument, at the moment (this will happen later). New update: all FHS horns will be thoroughly disinfected before distribution (we are adhering to the cleaning standards listed here)
MINI – CAMP NEXT WEEK
WINDS will meet Next Week May 26-29th will meet for our first camp virtually. Times will be as follows: Seniors 9AM-12PM and all other members 10AM-12PM. This is also in the TFB Directors Calendar below.
MARCHING BAND KICK-OFF MEETING for all NEW & CURRENT members
Next Thursday, May 28th, at 7pm, we will holding our zoom for all incoming and current Franklin Band parents (link to be sent via email 15 minutes prior to the call). We will quickly go over the season and primarily all the protocols for how we will keep your children safe at rehearsals going forward, including the first week of in person rehearsals.
**IN PERSON REHEARSALS BEGIN JUNE 1st **
Color Guard camp will meet in person the week of June 1st Monday- Friday, 5:30-8:00PM. We will go over all protocols during next week’s kick-off meeting, as mentioned above.
Percussion Camp will meet in person the week of June 1st: Monday/Friday 6-9pm, and Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 5-8pm. This is an optional camp, where participation is highly encouraged. Normally under this late of notice we would not schedule a week in advance. Due to the nature of percussion instruments, this was chosen to help our students be selected for the correct instruments in the drum line and front ensemble and start their music education properly. We will go over all protocols during next week’s kick-off meeting, as mentioned above.
WINDS VISUAL CAMP
Visual Camp for wind players will be the week of June 1st Monday-Friday (Woodwinds 4-6pm), (Brass 6-8pm). This is an optional camp, where participation is highly encouraged. We will go over all protocols during next week’s kick-off meeting, as mentioned above.
CALLING ALL TIER III VOLUNTEERS!
As part of our new protocols for in person rehearsals we will need some parent support. Please fill this google form out and we will reach out to you about ways you can help at the START of practices. Form Link Here: https://forms.gle/sKxim7QF2Qbj2XCQ8
Subscribe to the TFB Directors Calendar For All EVENTS
Click here: THE FRANKLIN BAND FULL CALENDAR
Download Here: 2020 TFB Medical Form Final
FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL HONORS
Congratulations to The Franklin Band students for REPRESENTING at FHS Honors. Three of the Valedictorians, two of the Salutatorians are Franklin Band Members! (Christian Darr, Nicholas Grummon, Jinsun Kim, Michael Brown, and Sydney Ramsay, respectively). Additionally, more than twenty TFB members were awarded scholarships and named as delegates, award winners, course honors, and attended selective leadership conferences.
I (Mrs. Vogt) made a mistake in excluding Brandon Vaughan from the list of Mid-State Honors. My deepest apologies, Brandon. Congratulations!!
You are all leading the way as citizens; congratulations. We are proud!
MESSAGES TO SENIORS FROM THE JUNIORS
- I want to thank them for the memories made and the friendships that sparked. We’ve marched together for three seasons, and the impact they’ve had on others will live on forever, and be a big part in my life. Remember to come back and visit (and sign my yearbook), and know your band family loves you. Thank you for the best three years of my life, and for the influence you have had on me. I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors, and one last thank you for being the amazing people you are. Thank you Class of 2020!
- Thank you all for being so kind and supportive of us throughout the season! Your attitudes and pep made the season truly great. You are all true friends I will never forget!
- You guys were so supportive when I first moved to franklin. I was welcomed with open arms and even given presents !! We made so many fun memories but most importantly you taught me how to be a better friend and leader. So thank you for being the best clarinet seniors in history !!
- Exclusively for Sydney Ramsay: Thank you for being such an inspiration. You have been an outstanding role model and have made me strive to be a better person each and every day. Best of luck in your new chapter of life; I know that you are going to do great things.
BAND MEMBERSHIP SURVEY
SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT OUR FLAG FUND RAISER!
Please post to your neighborhood or social media pages about our flag sale to help the band with funds this year.
OUR KIDS ARE STAYING IN-SHAPE!
TFB Rising Seniors have created a section running challenge. Percussion members have blazed through this week!