❄️ 12-14-2020 ❄️

Happy Holidays to our TFB Family! Please know that we appreciate each and every person and family who has contributed to TFB this year.


In an act of service, our student leadership team has elected to nominate an Angel Tree Family this year. Typically, Angel Tree families are nominated by the local schools/social services for donations to give their family a happy holiday celebration. Historically, these families are at or below the poverty line, with many having disabilities or temporary injuries preventing them from working full-time hours.

The anonymous family that we have received has only requested groceries for Christmas. In typical TFB fashion, we would LOVE to exceed this expectation and gift a Wal-Mart gift card so they may purchase food and a sweater to stay warm in this cold weather - as of now, our goal is $250. The student leaders have currently received $20 and have a deadline of Wednesday, Dec. 16th. Let's band together to help a family in need! Students should contact Band President Jacob Myers and Tri-M Music Honors Society President Sam Pillay for more details. They can also bring them by the band office to donate.

Booster Meeting TOMORROW DEC 15th

Click here to watch November's Booster Meeting: TFB Booster Meeting 11.17.2020

The next Booster Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 15th at 7pm CST. The link is the same as prior meetings:


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Alumni Outreach.docx

The Franklin Band is going to MARCH ACROSS TIME as we begin our 2021 alumni project!

Our goal to celebrate the long and treasured history of the band is two fold:

1) To connect with every living alumni student, parent, and community fan of the band.

2) To celebrate them and the history of the band through a 4 hour streaming event showcasing past shows, concerts, alumni stories, photos, and members, going back to the very beginning.

It will take a big team to put this all together, but with Mary Ann Smokler and the directors at the head, we believe we can reconnect with our bands roots, and celebrate traditions going back almost 100 years.

If you would like to help with this project please check out the kinds of jobs needed for the team below and then email:


  • Committee Chair Members (Helping Mrs. Smokler organize and lead the project).

  • Contact researchers A student team, parents team, and alumni member/parent team that works to find contacts for all former members and parents.

  • Videographers/Digital Creation - A team to help turn the old projector videos, VHS, and Photos into a digital archive to be used in this project and to save them for all time.

  • Marketing, social media - Advertising the event, getting the word out to the community.

  • Content Creator - Poster, Stickers, prize creator

  • Web site builder - Creator of a Dedicated Alumni Website to house the digital scrapbook and new alumni center for the band!

  • “Celebrity” outreach Finding celebrities to help speak about the Franklin Band and to Honor Alumni. Dolly Parton, Riq Lazarus, Keith Urban, Oh my!

  • Solicit corporate sponsors/ad sales - A team to find sponsors who will have video or photo ads in the broadcast.

  • Alumni Interview Director - Organize video appeals from alums of note and leaders from the past.

Now hear from alumni celebrity, Beth Simpson, Daughter of TFB director for 37 years, Wayne Simpson.


Mid-State Auditions/Results

If you have not yet paid your Mid-State Registration Fee, you need to submit your payment ASAP in a sealed envelope in the TFB Mail/Lock Box and check off your name as you do so. The fee is $10 p/registered audition and checks should be made out to The Franklin Band Boosters. Cash is also acceptable.

Mid-State Auditions will be posted publicly by MTSBOA on December 18th. Directors will receive specific scores based on categories and send to individual students so they can see feedback from the judges.

Media Releases

If you have not yet submitted your media release forms, please do so electronically by sending to both director's MyPlace accounts. ( ,

Media Release.docx

Flag Installs

TRUMPETS & SAXOPHONE FAMILIES! Your day to install flags is fast approaching. Please take/share photos and have fun on your team as you set out flags in honor of our Veterans here in Franklin, Tennessee. Please register through the link below if you haven't/


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:

Core Values

Community – The community in which we live and our own community within Franklin High School shape who we are, and we shape those communities in return.

Excellence – Employ a positive work ethic on our steady march toward excellence.

Enjoyment – Students should enjoy their band experience, their friends, their musical activities, and the processes involved with them.

Inclusivity – Be a “big tent” organization, serving student of various abilities and backgrounds.

History – Value and reflect on our past while being innovative in new endeavors.

Engagement – The wants and needs of our student, parent, and community stakeholders are important to us.

Advocacy – Be advocates for music education, in neighborhood chats and in discussions with policy makers.

Versatility – Be well-rounded in what we do, but with a strong foundation in concert literature.

Challenge – Create an environment that challenges students and promotes personal growth.

Stewardship – Be good stewards of our resources, both personal and financial.