October 13, 2020
A Note from the Inaugural Class of 2020 Band Officers
Hello TFB Families! My name is Jacob Myers and I am a senior trumpet player and the first Franklin Band President. This year, Mr. Campos and Mrs. Vogt decided to expand TFB’s student leadership platform with a new system of band officers. I, along with TFB Officers Patrick Lama, Sam Pillay, Anna Young, Braxton Lazarus, and Sophia Grasso were elected by the band a few weeks ago. We hope to uphold the band’s values, traditions, and culture throughout this year. Our key initiatives include organizing community experiences (including last week’s movie night), working with school and district administrators to secure additional funding and resources, and promoting recruitment at our feeder schools through outreach events. We hope that by remaining anchored in our values, we will strive for excellence as we continue to adapt to the new realities of this year.
Although this season has presented a plethora unique challenges, it has also offered many equally unique opportunities. In particular, with the absence of competitions, we have grown more connected with our community than in years past. Over the next 3 weeks, we will have a high concentration of performances, between our Thursday night community performance, Saturday Marchathons, and Bands of America live events. As we explore these new opportunities and formats, it is important to keep an open mind. The most important lesson band has taught me over the past four years is the value of growing through adversity. As we adapt to the obstacles that face us, there will be challenges. The obstacle is the way. Whether it be a freshman overwhelmed by the nuance of marching or a senior with mixed emotions about losing competitions, what is important is growing from the experience. Even if we try and fail, and try again and fail again, it is important to remember that we strive for progress not perfection. This is important now more than ever as we near the end of our season. It is important to recognize that there will always be room for improvement. In this way, we will never be perfect, but we can still be proud of what we achieved and how we have grown—in music, in marching and spinning, and most importantly in character.
Schedule of the Week
DROP OFF AND PICK UP @ HUNTERS BEND ELEMENTARY. PARADE ROUTE BELOW
MARCH - A - THON TRANSPORTATION
Complete the Survey Below
Click the link below to fill out the survey for each child in the band. This is needed to see how many buses we will need and to get permission forms from every family for the march-a-thon events. Download the form and submit as a scan in the form as well. Thank you!
****** TFB Raffle ******
WE HAVE SOLD LESS THAN 300 TICKETS.
Parents, our kids have been working so hard on this show. Please, let's rally together and sell these tickets FOR THEM!
How do we do this? Just Ask! Have Fun! Promote on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Email, Text. Share TFB posts! Send an email to your entire contact list.
Print out the Raffle Info Poster on our website and post in your office, favorite restaurant, coffee shop, neighborhood common areas, etc.
Let’s all work together, make this a team effort and ensure that we have everything we need to be the best Franklin Band that we can be!
Questions? Email Cyndi Grasso - FHSBandRaffle@gmail.com
VOTE FOR A FRANKLIN ALUMNI!!!
ISAAC LOY IS IN THE BOA ANNOUNCERS CHALLENGE!
LETS ALL HELP HIM WIN!!!!!
CLICK BELOW AND FIND ISAAC LOY FROM FRANKLIN AND VOTE!
NEXT BOOSTER MEETING - MONDAY OCTOBER 19th @ 7PM.
WE WILL LET YOU KNOW WHERE IT IS SOON!
We will have professional photos taken of every band member, thier section, and the entire ensemble on the night of one of our upcoming performances. We are still working through those details and how to work them into our schedule. You will all have the opportunity for those soon enough! Thanks!
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
** THIS WILL ROTATE TO NEW DAYS NEXT YEAR FOR EACH SECTION**
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! CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
TFB Directors' Calendar
Please reference the TFB Directors calendar for all dates and times. If you click on any date in the calendar you can see the times and a link to the specific itinerary for those days. We ask that any and all foreseeable conflicts be communicated to the Directors at least two weeks in advance: TFB.Directors@gmail.com