🌺April 2nd 2021🕊
A little 🎵 from Mr. Campos,
We are headed toward the end of the year and things are looking up in the world in regards to the pandemic. Beginning in May we will begin to honor and send off our seniors while preparing our returning and new students for the 21-22 season. Mini-Camp, May 25-28 will be the perfect chance to start with a clean slate into a new year. We choose to have a positive outlook as band camps are approved and events are being confirmed in the books. Lastly, with spring beginning and concerts coming very soon, this is the time to look at all we have accomplished and rejoice in incredible young people performing great music.
Franklin Families In Need
We have two families who have been impacted by the recent flooding in our county. Please consider helping however you can, by contributing/sharing this funding page/offering words of support:
The Swan Family - current Franklin Band Family
The Domenico Family - alumni Franklin Band family (always in the family; we're like the Hotel California!):
The Beal Family
Chris Beal (Michael, tuba, TFB class of 2017; Taylor, clarinet, TFB class of 2019; Mary, guard, TFB class of 2021) was severely injured in a work accident. We'd love to be able to provide some help while Chris is out of work! Please consider sending the Beals a gift card if you are able (103 Essex Court, Franklin TN 37067); you can also send a Venmo contribution to Jennifer Pagel (TFB community care coordinator; Venmo @Jennifer-Pagel) and Jennifer will coordinate getting the donations to the Beals.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINTER GUARD!!!
The 2021 Franklin High School Winter Guard finished an undefeated season with the South Eastern ColorGuard State Championship Gold medal! This is a first in Franklin History!
This weekend you can see them in the Winter Guard International Championships where they made semi-finals! - Another first in Franklin History. Now we wait to see if they place in WORLD Finals on Saturday. Let's all wish them luck and tune in to flomarching.com to see their performance.
Thank you to all the staff, students, and parents that worked so hard to achieve so much in a difficult year. You have made the Franklin Band and its Legacy stronger than ever!
MEMBERSHIP SIGN UP FOR 21-22!
Its time to sign up for the 21-22 Franklin Band!
Every student should fill this out regardless of participation in concert or marching band.
IMPORTANT SPRING CALENDAR DATES
CURRENT & NEW PARENT MEETING
Monday, April 12th @ 7pm
It is time to start selling those car wash tickets!
After losing our carwash last year we are in dire need to make this one our biggest ever! It is also a student contest. The 3 sections that sell the most tickets win a prize.
1st Prize: Paintball Game (or event of equal value)
2nd Prize: Movie Tickets
3rd Prize: Pizza Party & Game night in the band room
MINI-CAMP: MAY 25th-28th
If you have not already please mark down May 25th-28th for our Marching Band Mini-Camp - This is the week we decide numbers for our marching show based on student attendance and get the whole 21-22 Competitive band together to begin their work toward Nationals!
Jim Williams, percussionist and possible future president, scored a perfect 36 on the ACT! Congrats Jim!
4 of our students auditioned and made it into the governors school for the arts!
Congratulations to these students!
Emma Simpson, Bassoon
Jossalyn Varden, French Horn
Meg Weems, French Horn
Avery Bell, Bassoon
Congratulations to the following TFB Members who were named National Merit Finalists (5/10 finalists from FHS are TFB Members)
MARCH ACROSS TIME
Parent Volunteer Interest Form
It’s the time of year when we start recruiting for volunteers to work with TFB! Our goal is for everyone to get involved in some way. As many parents can tell you, working with the band can be among the most rewarding experiences you can have with your student at FHS. Please take a moment to fill out the following survey to let us know your interests and how you would like to work with the band. Please note that we have two board positions available for next year: (1) Vice President for Fundraising and (2) Treasurer. If you are interested in either or both of these positions, please email me directly at email@example.com
We will also schedule a future Zoom session to discuss volunteering with the band.
Franklin Band Booster Board
Ambassadors for our Sister City!
Did you know that Franklin, Tennessee has a sister city overseas! That's right, County Laois in Ireland is our twin city!
The band and orchestra departments have started an ambassador program where we connect with students from the main music school in County Laois. On Friday we zoomed with students from Ireland and talked about our musical lives. Several students from both programs performed for each other. This is a great way for our students to share with others how they experience music education and life in general. What a neat and unique experience for our kids! Look out for more info soon and performances from both groups!
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
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.