The Virtual Mini-Camp went very well. TFB rising Seniors showed great maturity and leadership by mentoring their peers, rising Juniors led by being the silent examples, rising Sophomores related to our youngest members, and the newest members of TFB: the rising Freshmen were eager to learn and work hard. Guard members were hard at work with virtual homework assignments. And Percussionists were in contact with their staff members to finalize auditions! Kudos to all involved!
Kick-Off Meeting Review
Our Kick-Off Meeting was held Thursday night. Thank you for your patience with our Zoom-lag! Click here for the link to a recording of the meeting.
Here is the slide show from the meeting as well: Director Presentation_Kick Off 2020 (2)
General rule for questions:
Is it in the Calendar? THE FRANKLIN BAND FULL CALENDAR
Is it in the Cadence on the website? TFB CADENCE
Is it in the handbook? TFB HANDBOOK
A Bold “3.2 Step Interval” Forward*
ALL INSTRUMENTALISTS (everyone in Band except color guard members)will be required to use Smart Music. This is currently free, and the Band will purchase a subscription for each member, so no need to worry about the cost. This is a very helpful online music instructional tool that will help us significantly in any of the futures we can foresee. Simply making an account on their website and use the following class code to access our materials: HX3RG-H6ZAN
In-Person Rehearsals Begin June 1st
Here is a link to the Williamson County School protocol for students on campus.
Please watch this video message from Williamson County Schools regarding health protocols, featuring Mr. A!
Most importantly, please review OUR BAND’S TFB Covid-19 Procedures TFB Covid-19 Procedures_Final. Only staff, directors, tuba players and percussionist will be permitted in the band room. With the exception of percussionists and tubists, members should prepare to bring all of their equipment to/from rehearsals every day. If this is an issue, see a band director to make accommodations.
Reminder: ALL PERSONS ENTERING CAMPUS WILL NEED TO HAVE A MASK ON HAND. (suggested to pull it down around your neck when not wearing it.)
MAKE SURE YOUR KIDS HAVE THE RIGHT GEAR: Band Rehearsal Packet 2020
Color Guard camp will meet in person the week of June 1st Monday- Friday, 5:30-8:00PM. See TFB Covid-19 Procedures
Percussion Camp will meet in person the week of June 1st: Monday/Friday 6-9pm, and Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 5-8pm. See TFB Covid-19 Procedures
WINDS VISUAL CAMP
Visual Camp for wind players will be the week of June 1st Monday-Friday (Woodwinds 4-6pm), (Brass 6-8pm). TFB Covid-19 Procedures
*Geeky band joke: 3.2 interval = 6 feet (one 8-to-5 step size is 22.5 inches). We use these steps/intervals to measure our distance from checkpoints (e.g., yard lines) in order to create accurate formations on the field. If there is any activity that is capable of maintaining social distancing, it is marching band!
***NOTE: FOR WIND PLAYERS, NEXT WEEK IS 90% VISUAL ONLY. ALL OUTDOORS. IF/WHEN STUDENTS PLAY THEY WILL BE 10ft apart AND NOT FACING EACH OTHER.*** #abundanceofcaution
Subscribe to the TFB Directors Calendar For All EVENTS
Click here: THE FRANKLIN BAND FULL CALENDAR. See the “+” sign on the bottom right of the calendar to add to your Google Calendar (see picture below).
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We will include documents soon only for members in our website. Please click login in the top right corner and use the sign in information below.
DOCUMENTS TO TURN IN
1)Marching Band Commitment Form (to be turned in with first payment): 2020-2021 FHS Band Commitment Form
2) Medical Forms Download Here: 2020 TFB Medical Form Final
3) Volunteer Release and Waiver of liability: VOLUNTEER RELEASE & WAIVER OF LIABILITY
4) Uniform and Accessories Order Form: Uniform and Accessories Order Form
5) BAND HANDBOOK: http://bit.do/tfbhandbook20_21
GOING TO MISS REHEARSAL? Fill out the FORM.
Rehearsal Absence Form: ABSENTEE FORM 20-21
USA FLAG INSTALLATIONS!
5 HOLIDAYS SECTIONS
July 4th – Independence Day LOW BRASS + Extra Volunt.
September 7th – Labor Day ALL CLARINETS + MELLOS
November 11th – Veterans Day TRUMPETS + SAXES
May 31 – Memorial Day COLOR GUARD + FLUTES
June 14th – Flag Day PERCUSSION
Every Family of TFB is expected to help install Flags on 1 of the 5 holidays listed above. If your assigned day does not work please go ahead and sign up for a different day. Thank you! SIGN UP HERE: http://bit.do/TFBFLAGS20
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