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

The Franklin High School Band Program is under the direction of Mr. Buddy Huckabee, and consists of the following performing ensembles:

FHS Jazz Ensemble

FHS Concert Band

FHS Symphonic Band

FHS Indoor Marching Percussion
FHS Panther Sound (Indoor Wind)
FHS "Etoile" (Winterguard)

FHS Marching Panther Regiment

We hope you enjoy our website, and come back to visit us often.  Thank you for all your support! 


This site was last updated:

May 21, 2019

Welcome to the home of the Franklin High School Band

            Calendar of Events :   Spring and Fall 2019:


Fall 2019 Semester Events:


This fall semester (in December), the Marching Panther Regiment will be travelling to New Orleans, Louisiana, and will be on NATIONAL TV for the 2020 Sugar Bowl Parade, and will be performing for over 85,000 spectators, and on NATIONAL TV for the ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL HALFTIME SHOW!  We have been fundraising for this event for over a year!  This is, indeed, a ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY!  If you are new to our program (transfer student, incoming freshman, etc) and have not been fundraising and paying on this trip since last October 2018, and are interested in joining us for this trip, please contact Mr. Huckabee (director) ASAP so that we can secure your tickets, hotel room, New Year's Eve Dance, food reservations, bus seats, etc.  Once tickets go on sale to the general public, Mr. Huckabee will NOT be able to secure your seats for this trip!  (Same thing for any chaperones that are interested.  Please remember:  ALL CHAPERONES FOR ALL TRIPS MUST BE ACTIVE MEMBERS OF OUR BAND BOOSTER CLUB, meaning they are regulars at the booster meetings and are familiar with the program.  Otherwise, your money will be refunded for the trip!)  Call or email Mr. Huckabee if you have any questions/concerns for this upcoming CHANCE OF A LIFETIME trip over Christmas break!


2019 Marching Panther Regiment Calendar of Events

Band Camp Requirements:

July 31st  - August 2nd  =   All Percussion and Color Guard - (9am - 4pm)  Bring your lunch

July 31st - August 2nd  =   All Leadership Report to Camp (9am - 4pm) - Bring your lunch

August 1st - 2nd  = ALL FRESHMEN and ROOKIES (new marchers)-  (9am - 4pm) Bring your lunch
August 5th  - 9th = Full Band Camp week 1 - EVERYONE MUST ATTEND (8:30a-6pm)!!!

August 6th  = FRESHMEN / SOPHOMORE REGISTRATION (*See "Panther Regiment" for details)
                     Amounts Due - (Freshmen / New Marcher Purchases)
                     $295.00 - Band Fees (Everyone pays: Includes FULL YEAR band events)
                      $80.00 - Bib Pants (Freshmen and anyone else needing Bibs)
                      $45.00 - Marching Shoes (Freshmen and anyone else needing new shoes)
                        $ 5.00 (per pair) - Gloves (Most purchase at least 2 pairs for the year
                       $25.00 - Everyone purchases the show T-shirt for competitions!

                       $ 450.00 - Total "New Marcher" Materials Needed for semester 
                         (**REMEMBER:  Payment Plans ARE AVAILABLE to Everyone!!  We will set up these
                                                payment plans AT REGISTRATION that day.  All band fees MUST be paid
                                                IN FULL before December 15th, 2019)  Please pay what you can at 
                                                 registration, and we will set up the rest to pay off before December.

August 7th = JUNIOR / SENIOR REGISTRATION (pay fees, gloves, and t-shirt)

Aug 12 - 16 - Full Band Camp week 2 - EVERYONE MUST ATTEND (8:30a-6pm)!!!

August 15 - PARENT EXTRAVAGANZA!!   - 5:30pm - FHS Gym - EVERYONE IS WELCOME!! :)
Regular Season Calendar: 
Aug 23 - Away Football @ Asheville HS (meet at 4:30pm - Pep Band Only)
Aug 26 - 1st Day of School / FIRST MONDAY NIGHT PRACTICE - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Aug 30 - Home Football (vs. Murphy HS) - FIRST TIME IN FULL UNIFORM! - Meet at 5pm 
Sept 2 - Labor Day Holiday (No Monday Night Rehearsal tonight)
Sept 6 - Home Football (vs. Rabun Gap) - Meet at 5pm 
Sept 9 - Monday Night Practice 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Possible Far West Marching Band Performance Today - Andrews, NC--------------

Sept 13 - Home Football (vs. Swain HS) - Meet at 5pm 
Sept 16 -
Monday Night Practice 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Sept 20 -  Home Football (vs. Mitchell HS) - Meet at 5pm
Sept 21 - "Regional Marching Competition TBA"  -  (Location TBA (All Day Event)
Sept 23 - Monday Night Practice 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Sept 27 - Away Football @ Owen HS - Meet at 4:45pm - Pep Band Only
------- Sugar bowl September Payments due today
Sept 28 - "Georgia Contest of Champions - Commerce, GA" - (All Day Event)
Sept 30 - Monday Night Practice (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
Oct 4 - Open Date / No Football Game today
Oct 5 - "Lake Lanier Tournament of Bands - Lake Lanier, GA" - ( All Day Event)
Oct 7 - Monday Night Practice 6pm - 8pm
Oct 11 - Away Football @ Hendersonville - (*We will not travel to this game)
Oct 12 - "Blue Ridge Marching Championships - Blue Ridge, GA ( All Day Event)
Oct. 14 - Last Monday Night Practice (6pm - 7:30pm)
Oct 18-  Home Football (Vs. Brevard) - Meet at 5pm
Oct 19 - Southern Invitational Marching Band Championships (Sprayberry HS--- Marietta, GA)
Oct. 22 - No School (Teacher Workday)
Oct. 23 - BAND PICTURES IN UNIFORMS (During school) - Bring all uniform parts to school
Oct 25 - Home Football (vs. East Henderson )  SENIOR NIGHT - Me
et at 5pm 

Nov 1 = Away Football @ Pisgah HS - Meet at 4:45 - Pep Band Only
Nov. 8 =
Away Football @ Smoky Mtn - Meet at 4:45 - Pep Band Only 
Nov 11 - Veteran's Day tentative Performance Date
Nov. 15 - Potential Playoff Home Game TBA
Nov 20 - 22 - Possible Thanksgiving Holiday Break (No School)
Nov. 22 - Potential Playoff Home Game TBA
Nov 24 - Franklin Christmas Parade - Meet at 1pm - Stepoff at 3pm
Nov. 29 - Potential Playoff Home Game TBA

Dec - TBA - Christmas Concert

Dec - Jan - SUGAR BOWL PERFORMANCE TRIP!! --- All dates, info will be posted as received 
TBA  - Highlands Christmas Parade (AM) ---- Clayton Christmas Parade of Lights (PM) - **ALL DAY EVENT**

Mr. Huckabee has now set up an "emergency texting" service for the band so that students and parents can receive any last minute reminders, information, or schedule changes (such as our canceled parades, band payments, time of arrival after trips, etc).  Your phone numbers remain totally confidential to everyone.  ALL students and parents should subscribe ASAP! 

Text "@mrhuckabee"  to  828 -293 - 4041 

and answer the text message replies...

IT IS THAT EASY!!!  I hope this will be another great communication tool we can use in the future - Huck


     Franklin High School Forms and Documents:

All students MUST ride the bus to every event we participate in.  However, you will need a "ride home release" if you plan to leave with someone else after the event.  (These MUST be signed by your parent, not anyone else)

These are the rules and expectations of students and parents/chaperones during our trips and events.  Please adhere to our policies so that we all have a wonderful experience everywhere we go!  

FHS Band - NO PHOTO/NO VIDEO - Social media policy

Remember, all photos and videos will be posted in the members only page during the semester, but you are NOT allowed to post them anywhere else, and they all must be pre-approved by Huck!  No FACEBOOK Videos, Snapchats, or anything of this sort is allowed due to copyright restrictions and school policies concerning photographing students!  If anyone violates this policy we will not be able to post any others in the future.  Should you post them and be caught, you are in violation of our copyright policy and could be brought forth on charges.  Thank you for your cooperation and consideration.

The Franklin HS Band is proudly Sponsored by:


Vickie Kimsey Team - Franklin
Happy Family Cleaners - Franklin
Frank Barber - Murphy
Dwight Vinson - Franklin


Rico's Tacos La Comadre

Happy Family Cleaners and Coin Laundry

Elliots Automotive

Wired Inc.

Mortgage Financial Group, Inc.

Kevin J. Foley - Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

Nantahala Bank and Trust Company

Los Tamalitos

Aaron's Sales and Lease Ownership

David Oliver DMD PLLC

Paradise Music

Chris Brouwer - Edward Jones
Macon Funeral Home


Kiwanis Club of Franklin

Three Eagles Outfitters
Books Unlimited

Happy Daze Doughnuts

Motor Company Grill

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