Prospective Members

Who is the Franklin Band?

Through music we work to build future citizens who are detail oriented, creative thinkers, and passionate about excellence in music, movement, and above all, CHARACTER.

Band Academic Excellence

MYTH: Band doesn't leave enough time for academics.

FACT: Band IMPROVES academics and time management!

1) In 2020 5 of our band students were named either valedictorian or salutatorian.

Michael Brown Christian Darr Sydney Ramsey
Jinsun Kim Nicholas Grummon

2) ACT EXCELLENCE!

State Average Act: 18

WCS ACT Average: 25.3

Franklin High School Average Act: 27.1

Franklin Band: 29.5

In the 19-20 school year 4 students in the Franklin Band had a PERFECT Score on the ACT.

3) NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARS

5/10 of Franklin High School's 20-21 National Merit Finalists were Band Students!

Ella Whatley Eileen Hsu Brandon Vaughan
Joy Yin Patrick Lama

Nationally Ranked in Concert and Marching Band

Concert Band

Wind Ensemble-Tennessee Music Education Association State Concert Festival: 2012, 2013, 2015
Wind Ensemble-Tennessee Bandmasters Association Hall of Fame Concert: 2012, 2017
Wind Ensemble-Music For All National Concert Festival: 2013
Percussion Ensemble-Music for All National Percussion Festival: 2013, 2017
Percussion Ensemble-Tennessee Music Education Association Conference Performance: 2014, 2017
Appearance in the Movie The Secret Handshake: 2014
Chamber Winds-Music for All National Chamber Music Festival: 2015, 2017, 2019

Marching Band

  • Louisville Regional: 2010
    Division I Rating
    Outstanding Music Class AAA
    3rd Place Class AAA in Preliminary Competition
    6th Place in Finals

  • Jacksonville Regional: 2011
    Division I Rating
    Outstanding General Effect Class AAA
    1st Place Class AAA in Preliminary Competition
    3rd Place in Finals

  • Grand Nationals: 2011
    Division I Rating
    44th Place Overall

  • Jacksonville Regional: 2012
    Division I Rating
    2nd Place Class AAA in Preliminary Competition
    Outstanding Music Award in Finals
    Outstanding General Effect Award in Finals
    1st Place in Finals and Regional Champion

  • Grand Nationals: 2012
    Division I Rating
    Semi Finalist
    2nd Place in Class AAA
    24th Place Overall

  • Powder Springs Regional: 2013
    Division I Rating
    2nd Place Class AAA in Preliminary Competition
    Outstanding Music Award in Finals
    Outstanding Visual Award in Finals
    1st Place in Finals and Regional Champion

  • Grand Nationals: 2013
    Division I Rating
    Semi Finalist
    2nd Place in Class AAA
    15th Place Overall

  • Louisville Regional: 2014
    Division I Rating
    2nd Place Class AAA in Preliminary Competition
    Outstanding Visual Award in Finals
    2nd Place in Finals

  • Indianapolis Super Regional: 2014
    Division I Rating
    Outstanding Music and General Effect Class AAA
    1st Place Class AAA in Preliminary Competition
    5th Place in Finals

  • Grand Nationals: 2014
    Division I Rating
    Semi Finalist
    21st Place Overall

  • Indianapolis Super Regional: 2015
    Division I Rating
    Outstanding Music and General Effect Class AAA
    1st Place Class AAA in Preliminary Competition
    11th Place in Finals

  • Grand Nationals: 2015
    Division I Rating
    Semi Finalist
    2nd Place in Class AAA
    13th Place Overall

  • Clarksville Regional: 2016
    Division I Rating
    2nd Place Class AAA in Preliminary Competition
    2nd Place in Finals

  • Atlanta Super Regional: 2016
    Division I Rating
    Outstanding Music and General Effect Class AAA
    3rd Place Class AAA in Preliminary Competition
    11th Place in Finals

  • Grand Nationals: 2016
    Division I Rating
    Semi Finalist
    17th Place Overall

  • Clarksville Regional: 2017
    2nd Place Class AAA in Preliminary Competition
    2nd Place in Finals

  • Grand Nationals: 2017
    27th Place Overall

  • Clarksville Regional: 2018
    Outstanding Visual Award

  • Grand Nationals: 2018
    3rd Place Class AAA
    17th Place Overall out of 120

National Level Directors

Mr. Campos was named the Country Music Association's Music Teacher of Excellence in both 2018 & 2020.  He was also named Yamahas 40 best music educators under 40 in 2021!

Mrs. Vogt is on staff with the Cadets Drum Corps, one of the top 12 Drum Corps in DCI!

Check out our Journey through Covid-19

Last fall the international corporation, Wenger chose our band for our action to continue our students experience and still serve the community through the covid-19 pandemic. Check out their mini documentary on our journey below.

Check out our Band Camp message from the summer of 2020. This was our message to our students and parents and it still holds true today!.

Membership Survey

Students planning on participating in next year's band should fill out our 2021-2022 Membership Survey.  This includes current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders, and current 8th graders.