The Franklin HS Winterguard team was first formed in 2004. The team prepared a tribute to Aerosmith, and performed for thousands of spectators at Walt Disney World in 2005. Unfortunately, the team disbanded that same semester.
In 2015, the winterguard team was reconciled! They worked hard to put together a competitive show, and held several fundraisers to obtain a performance mat and uniforms. Competing in the CIPA circuit, the FHS Winterguard had their first EVER competition exhibition on January 30th, 2016 at Dorman High School (SC), where they placed 7th in regionals out of 14 competitive groups.
In the Fall of 2016, Mrs. Jennifer Huckabee has taken over the winterguard program and has adopted the nickname "ETOILE" for them (which is French for "star"). The winterguard is now competing in the CWEA circuit and took 1st place in their qualifier at Dorman HS on January 28, 2017. We are very proud and excited that our winterguard program has been revived, and they are currently "tag teaming" with the new "Panther Sound" indoor wind group that was started in January 2017. These two groups will continue to travel together..
Sat. Jan 28 - Dorman HS (Roebuck, SC) Sat. Feb. 11 - Rock Hill HS (Rock Hill, SC) Sat. Feb. 18 - Rock Hill, SC Sat. March 4 - Audrey Kell HS (Charlotte, NC) Sat. March 18 - Northwestern HS (Rock Hill, SC) Sat./ Sun. - March 25/26 - CWEA CHAMPIONSHIPS (*@ Winthrop University, SC)
Picture Above: Our first competitive winterguard group at Dorman HS - Spring semester - 2016
Picture Above: Our second season "Etoile" guard with their first place trophy from Dorman High School - Qualifier - 1/28/17