The Franklin High School Band, NC

Franklin High School
100 Panther Drive
Franklin, NC 28734
(828) 524 - 6467  (school)
(828) 342 - 6613  (cell)

Director of Bands :  Mr. Buddy Huckabee


Franklin High School is located in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina.  Franklin is proud to support all athletics, arts, curricular and extra-curricular activites, as well as many youth leagues throughout town.  This is a great place to visit, live, and work, or just to spend a great weekend around the surroundings.  Asheville, NC and Atlanta, GA are just a short drive away. 

        Our Band Director and other Staff Members: 

Director of Bands - Mr. Buddy Huckabee
Mr. Buddy Huckabee is a 1995 graduate of Kings Mountain High School, NC.  He attended Western Carolina University and received his bachelor's degree of Music Education in 1999.  Mr. Huckabee then taught at York Chester Middle School and Ashbrook High School in Gastonia, NC, before returning to Western Carolina University for his Master's Degree in 2001.  He is a proud member of Music Educator's National Conference (MENC), North Carolina Music Educator's Association (NCMEA), Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Omicron Epsilon), Kappa Kappa Psi, and the North Carolina Association for Educators (NCAE).
Mr. Huckabee is an alumnus of the world renowned Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps from Fort Mill, SC, and is a past hornline instructor for Forte Drum and Bugle Corps of Burelson, Texas.
While working on obtaining his Master's degree, he accepted the job at Franklin High School (just down the road from WCU) in 2001.  Since he has taken charge of the Franklin High School Band,  the various ensembles of the band have been awarded many first place, superior, and Grand Championship honors.  The band has been named the 2005 Toyota Gator Bowl Silver Division Grand Champions, the 2008 Alamo Bowl Silver Division Grand Champions, and the 2012 Gator Bowl Class A Grand Champions.  In 2015, the band performed with country music recording artist Craig Morgan for the Liberty Bowl Halftime show.  Mr. Huckabee is also a Music History professor at Southwestern Community College.   He is currently working to fulfill his licensure for school administration from Garder-Webb University. 
Assistant Director / Colorguard Choreographer and Instructor - Mrs. Jennifer Huckabee

Mrs. Jennifer Huckabee is the current band director at Mountain View Intermediate School (Grades 5-6) in Franklin, NC.  She received her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Music with a focus in Music Education from Western Carolina University, and received her Master's degree from Gardner-Webb University.  Mrs. Huckabee is an assistant to the director, as well as the past award winning Drum Major Technician.  She is now responsible for the Etoile Winterguard Program and the Fall Marching Band Colorguard Choreography and Instruction.   In the past, under her instruction, the Drum Majors of FHS have won many prestigious honors throughout the southeast, including 1st Place honors in the 2012 National Gator Bowl parade and field show competition, and the Alamo Bowl parade and field show competitions in 2008.  The Winterguard program took home many 1st place awards in the CWEA circuit and is looking forward to continuing their road to excellence in performance


Percussion Instructor - Mr. Daniel Ball
Mr. Ball is a graduate of Western Carolina University and a past performer for the Pride of the Mountains Marching Band of WCU, and the Spirit Drum and Bugle corpsMr. Ball is currently the elementary education teacher for East Franklin and Cartoogechaye Elementary school, as well as the instructor for the FHS Marching Panther Regiment.  Mr. Ball is currently working to install the first "Red Lightning" Percussion Winter Ensemble at FHS to debut in the near future. 


Other staff include:
Music Technician - Mr. Joseph Cofer

Music Technician - Mr. Thomas Graham
Drum Major Technician - Mr. Cody Lee Keener

Music Technician - Mr. Larry Trout

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**This website is paid for by, archived, and maintained by Mr. B. Huckabee, Director of Bands. 
If you witness any problems with the site whatsoever, please contact him at: [email protected]