πŸ¦ƒ TFB Cadence: Thanksgiving 2020 πŸ¦ƒ

THANKFUL FOR YOU, TFB FAMILY!

Because of you, the students and families of the Franklin Band, we can say that our first thoughts of 2020 are not, "what a trying year" but ones of how amazingly thankful we are for such strong, determined, and caring folks that make up this huge family.

As you head to this time for rest and thankfulness please remember this group effort of safety and strength with your own.

Students, please listen to the wise folks within your lives: grandma, pop pop, uncles, or whomever your elders may be; realize that you are fortunate to have them in your lives. Take a moment to be thankful for whom you have or have had, blood or chosen family, even if they are not able to be with you this year during the holidays.

If this season has shown us anything it is that together, even with social distancing, we are lifted up higher than we were before. Parents and Guardians, thank you for being such strong role models for your children and communities. We, as young directors, learn so much from you about the raising of kids by your example as we teach your kids each day.

Our TFB family goes back almost 100 years. Please watch the videos and read the information below about band moving forward and how we are about embark on a journey through time with the Franklin Band.

Jacob Campos & Briana Vogt, Directors

ALUMNI PROJECT BEGINS!

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: maryann_smokler@bellsouth.net


THE TEAM NEEDED:


  • 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!

  • β€œCelebrity” 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.


Beth Simpson.mov

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Booster Survey - Marching Band πŸ“

Dear Band Parents,

We want to know what you think! On behalf of the Franklin High School Band Booster Board, I invite you to complete this anonymous and brief survey about your experience with the Franklin Band program. The survey will only take a few minutes to complete, but it will provide us with valuable feedback that we can use to make the band experience even better for you and your student.

Thank you!

James P. Byrd

President, Franklin High School Band Booster Board


Booster Meeting Information

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

RECOGNITION AND PRESS

Wenger Corporation, the makers of products from music stands to lockers rooms to entire theaters and concert halls, has chosen our band program for a major story on how we persevered through this year in unique ways. It probably felt like we performed in a bubble, but we were noticed by people across our country for our efforts. On December 1st and 2nd they will be here in Franklin Filming our student rehearsals and interviewing staff, some parents, and the students. Since we just found out will be still remote, we will be creating creating a schedule that takes this into account. We may only be filming a portion of the band so as to allow for the fewest amount of students on campus.


Parents please let us know if you would not like your child to a part of the project by email. Otherwise, all students need to fill out both the district level and Wenger video release documents (attached below). We ask that you turn these in Monday November, 30th.

Check out who they are: https://www.wengercorp.com/


Media Release.docx
Wenger-Model-Release-Form.pdf

Freshmen Band: OLP Students

Good Afternoon,

We would like to invite you to The Franklin Freshmen Band Class Wednesday, December 2nd from 12:14 - 1:01pm! While this is not required, it is highly encouraged so that we (TFB Directors) and your peers can get to know you. We will be playing a short game at the beginning of class, followed by rehearsing fundamentals on our instruments, and reading rhythms together. We cannot wait to meet you virtually and look forward to a day when we can all be in-person, making music together!

Sincerely,

Jacob Campos and Briana Vogt, Directors

--

Topic: Freshman Band F: G05X14AC/02 - Freshman Band F

Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

Join Zoom Meeting

https://wcs.zoom.us/j/82127678439

Meeting ID: 821 2767 8439

One tap mobile

+13126266799,,82127678439# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Meeting ID: 821 2767 8439

Find your local number: https://wcs.zoom.us/u/kddW3yJhJU

πŸŽ…πŸ»Christmas Parade - Dec 5th πŸŽ„

INFORMATION TO BE COMING AFTER WE RECEIVE MORE GUIDANCE FROM OUR DISTRICT

(the current time block is in the calendar)

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/

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

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 β€œbig 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.