October 26, 2020

"Don't let what you don't know scare you, because it can become your greatest asset. And if you do things without knowing how they have always been done, you're guaranteed to do them differently." ~ Sara Blakely

Yes, Sara Blakely, is the inventor and founder of Spanx the undergarment brand. She stepped out of the box and made a multi-million dollar company. At start of the pandemic, thousands of couples lost money they invested into their weddings, or had to return dresses without a full refund. Mrs. Blakely went out of her way to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to help recoup couples losses and provide new dresses to brides. Her lessons of hard work, creativity, and confidence in ones own dreams, are right in line with our journey this fall.

That said, parents, students, staff, and community members, we are here at the end of another season. As different as it was... the core values of who we are were the same, and possibly deepened. Your resilience, flexibility, understanding, and hard work got us to this moment. All of this for our students. I am not sure about the rest of the world.... but I know here, we have raised some kids. We have made sure they have kept their heads up, and pushed onward through difficult times. We know here, in Franklin, TN, they will be ready for whatever is next.

Thank you TFB,

Mr. Campos & Mrs. Vogt



Questions? Email Cyndi Grasso -

Online/Remote Learning

Anyone who is unable to attend in-person school is invited (not required) to attend Mrs. V's synchronous Online Band on M/W/F from 9:30-10am. Please email Mrs. Vogt at for the Zoom Link.

Mid-State Registration

If you would like to register for Mid-State Honor Band/Honor Jazz Bands and you DID NOT sign up during class on Monday (in-person), please email Mrs. Vogt at with your name, instrument, and grade. Then, place the registration fee of $10 p/instrument in a sealed envelope with your student's name/instrument/grade and place the fee in the locked mailbox located in the band room by next Thursday (Nov. 5th). Your student should also check off their name from the list posted on the mailbox.

Drive Thru Trick or Treat

Franklin Band Musical Trick or Treat Evite.pdf

Reminder: Senior Night

This is a reminder that Thursday, 10/29 is our TFB Senior Night! We will once again recognize each Senior in the band and have them escorted down the field by their parent(s)/guardian(s). Professional pictures will be taken; please plan accordingly.


Hook Photography will be working with us for our Senior Night/Community Performance.

Jace Hook is a very talented alum who takes fantastic photos! We will be having photos taken during senior presentation as well as an orderly process for pictures directly after the performance.

Photos of seniors with their parents during the presentation are FREE

Additional photos by Mr. Hook made by request on site through the process will be: Section Photos, Senior Group Photos, Individual Uniform Photos, Action Shots of students during performance.


Digital Download Pricing: $20 for the first Photo, $10 second photo, $5 for each additional.

After the event you can reach Jace to get your proofs and order by email:


No one is required to purchase or use Mr. Hook's service to take pictures. However, we will not allow other photographers on the field. Jace is certified through our district to interact with our students. He is providing a professional service like that of our Bands of America experiences.

Schedule of the Week

TFB Schedule 10_26_20

Final March-A-Thon - NOW @ Chestnut Bend!

Drop off & Pick Up is @ FHS Band Room. In the middle of last week an issue was brought to us by the Horseshoe Bend HOA that prevented us from being able to attend. Chestnut Bend reached out after our weekend in Fieldstone Farms and wanted us to come either this year or next year. After HSB let us know we would not be able to do the parade there, we rescheduled that weekend for Chestnut Bend. This is a difficult time and we understand that issues may arise. That is what we mean by stay flexible and stay thankful. We are thankful to Horseshoe Bend trying to work with us to have a March-A-Thon and we will gladly show up at a future date!

Thank you for adjusting with us!

See parade route below:

Chestnut Bend map and parade details 2020.pdf

Flag Installs


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! 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: