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

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This site was last updated:

September 17, 2018

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      The "CONQUEST" - Saturday 9/22/18 - Acworth, GA

The Conquest
Marching Band Contest Itinerary

Saturday 9/22/18

Allatoona High School

3300 Dallas Acworth HWY NW

Acworth, GA   30101

Band Daily Schedule for 9/21/18 and 9/22/18

Friday - HOME GAME

After Half-time,  we will load all equipment for the competition!!


Notice:  There is NO morning festival performance for this competition.  We only perform 1 time at this contest (usually we perform early and late, one for festival and one for the actual competition).  

ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO RIDE THE BUS TO THE COMPETITION, BUT MUST HAVE A RIDE HOME RELEASE FORM TO RIDE HOME AFTER THE COMPETITION!!  Please adhere to this policy or the band must remain at the venue until every student is accounted for before we depart!!


Saturday - 9/22/18

10:00am - Arrive at FHS (In BIB PANTS, Black Socks, Marching Shoes,                 and competition T-shirts

10:15am - Load Buses / rest of equipment

10:30am - Leave for Allatoona High School, Acworth, Georgia

11:30am - Lunch Stop Enroute (We will stop at a rest area or something                     similar and the booster club will do sandwiches, etc)

12:30pm - Continue to Allatoona High School

Approx. 3:00pm - Arrive at Allatoona HS

3:15pm - Unload all equipment, construct all props, sound cart 
                   construction, etc.

4:00pm - Dress time, Grab uniforms, get instruments

4:30pm - Head to Warmup Area (A)

4:40pm - Warmup Time!

5:10pm - Front Ensemble / Pit head to stadium gate (prop people too!)

5:15pm- End of Warmup / Line up to head to stadium / get water

5:25pm - Leave for stadium

5:35pm - Meet front ensemble and props at the gate


6:15pm - Head back to trailers and buses / Load up all equipment / 
               Turn in all uniforms

6:30pm - Watch other bands / eat lunch (BRING $!!)

8:45pm - All Seniors in FULL UNIFORM at the gate for awards

9:30pm - Awards Ceremony

10:30pm- Awards Over / Head to buses / load

10:45pm - Leave for Franklin NC

Approx. 1:30 - 3:30am - ARRIVE back at FHS

NOTICE - A text alert will be sent as we leave the competition, and again 20 minutes before we arrive home.  Please sign up for the text alert so you are not waiting hours and hours for your child(ren).  Information to sign up is under this itinerary.  Student MUST ride the bus to EVERY competition, but may ride home with parents with a signed and completed "ride home release form."  These can be obtained from the Drum Majors at the competition, or anytime during the week of class.  Thank you!

           "Lake Lanier Tournament" - 9/29/18 - Gainesville, GA

The Lake Lanier
Tournament of Bands

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Chestatee High School

3005 Sardis Rd.

Gainesville, GA  30506

Lake Lanier Tournament of Bands - Chestatee HS

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Saturday, Sept 29

8:00am - Meet in Band Room - Load equipment/supplies
                Be in your bib pants, black socks, black shoes, t-shirt

8:15am - Load buses - prepare to head to Chestatee HS

8:30am - Leave for Chestatee HS, Gainesville, GA  (*we need to take
                a bag lunch with us for on the road.  Eat BEFORE you arrive!)

10:30am - Eat Bag Lunch (on the bus!) Do NOT take food OFF the bus!

11:30am -  Arrive at Chestatee
11:45am - Unload Equipment / Construct Props / Prepare Uniforms

12:15pm - Uniform Checkout Time

12:40pm - Line up for Warm Up 

12:45pm - Head to Warm Up (Area B)

1:15pm - End Warm Up / Head to Stadium / Meet parents with props!

1:30pm - Gate time / Prepare for Festival Performance

1:45pm - Place equipment to the side of the stadium and...

1:50pm - Go Straight to the stands (In uniform) for awards
2:00pm - Festival Awards (Superior, Excellent, Good, etc (ratings only)
2:30pm - Take all equipment to the trailers / Relax for a few minutes

3:00pm - Line up for Warm up # 2 (competition portion)
3:05pm - Head to Warm up area (Area B again)
3:10pm - Warm up time

3:40pm - Leave warm up - head to gate / Meet parents with props
3:50pm - Gate time / Prepare for Competition!


4:15pm - Back to trailers / Load all equipment / Load uniforms

4:45pm - After all is loaded, Go to Stadium and watch other bands / EAT                 (BRING $$$)
8:30pm - Seniors in Full Uniform meet at the entrance gate for awards

8:45pm - Awards Ceremony (We are Class 2A)
10:00pm - Awards Over / head to buses / Load

10:15pm  - Head back to Franklin, NC

Approx. 1:30 - 3:00am - Arrive at FHS / Have a great day!!

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, 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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