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 Marching Panther Regiment Band


The New Orleans Sugar Bowl / 

Jackson Square, Louisiana

National Champion Band:

2020 Franklin High School
Marching Panther Regiment Band

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Panther Regiment 

Information Brochure!!

  The 2020 Marching Panther Regiment 
Calendar of Events
 Mon. Oct. 5
 6pm - 7:30pm
 Mon. Oct. 12
 6pm - 7:30pm
 Mon. Oct. 19
 6pm - 7:30pm
  Wed. Nov. 11
  Veteran's Day / (Tentative)....THE BAND WILL PERFORM if it is still scheduled!
  9am - 12 noon
 Nov. 25 - Nov. 29
 Thanksgiving Holiday / No School
  Sun. Nov 29
  Franklin Town Christmas Parade - WE ARE PERFORMING (confirmed 10/8/2020!)
  Meet at 1:45pm
  Sat. Dec. 5
   (*Tentative).....Highlands Christmas Parade (AM) / Clayton Christmas Parade (PM)
  All Day Event
 Mon. Dec. 7
Mon. Dec.14
   (*Tentative)..........Franklin HS Band Christmas Concert - Fine Arts Center 
 7pm - ?
Fri. Dec. 18
  Early Dismissal from School for Christmas Break
Sat. Dec. 19 - 
Sun. Jan 3, 2021
  Christmas Holidays / No School
M-F - Jan. 11 - Jan 15
  High School Final Exams (State EOC's Week!!)  - GOOD LUCK ON FINALS!
  Mon. Jan 18
  Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday / NO SCHOOL
  T-W - Jan 19-Jan.20
  Teacher Workdays / No School
Thurs. Jan 21
Thurs. Jan. 28
  High School All-District Band Auditions - Tuscola HS - (After school / we will take a bus)
 3:30pm - ?
  F-S - Feb. 5-6
Feb. 12-13
  Western District - All-District Band Clinic - Western Carolina University
 Mon - Feb 8
 Marching Band Full Rehearsal for upcoming football games (at practice field) 
  Mon. Feb 15
 Marching Band Full Rehearsal (at practice field)
  Mon. Feb. 22
 Marching Band Full Rehearsal (at practice field)
 5:00 - 7:00pm
   Fri. Feb 26
 AWAY FOOTBALL GAME - FHS @ Hayesville HS (*Band info TBA)
 Mon. March 1
  Marching Band Full Rehearsal (at practice field)
 5;00pm - 7:00pm
  Fri. March 5
  AWAY FOOTBALL GAME - FHS @ Murphy HS (*Band info TBA)
Mon. March 8
  Last Marching Band Full Rehearsal (at practice field) 
5;00 - 7:00pm 
Fri. March 12
  Meet @ 5pm
 Fri. March 19
  AWAY FOOTBALL GAME - FHS @ Brevard HS (*Band info TBA)
March 27 - April 4
  Spring Break / No School
March 27 - April 4
  Spring Break (*cont) / No School
 Fri. April 2
(*We will see how many students are in town to decide a half-time show. Otherwise, 
we will just play in the stands-  It is spring break)
 Fri. April 9
Mon. May 10
  Potential Spring Concert / Senior Dedication Show - FHS Fine Arts Building
Fri. May 28
  Last Day of School / Early Dismissal


2020 Panther Regiment Leadership Team!!:

Drum Majors - Sam Ledford, Tyler Martin, Jacob Cabe

Equipment Coordinators  - Nic Wilkinson / Brock Reeves (they will select a crew)

Uniform Coordinator - Haley Coker / Asst. Bethany Daniel (they will select a crew)

Music Coordinator - Gabe Pangle *(New position)

Head Librarians - Emma Browning and Caitlynn Phillips (they will select a crew)

Band Counselor - Ilah Williams *(New position)

Marching Coordinators - Alesen Perez / with Drum Majors

Brass Coordinators - JD Valentine and Sydney Moore

Flute Section Leader - Kaylee Harris
Woodwind Coordinator / Clarinet Section Leader - Allie Norton

Alto Sax Section Leader - Brianna Mellies

Trumpet Section Leader (with Mellophones)  - Sydney Moore

Trombone Section Leader - JD Valentine

Baritone Section Leader - Ashlee Welch

Tuba / Tenor Sax / Bari Sax / Bass Clarinet Section leader - Will Cerri

Front Ensemble Section Leader
Assistant Front Ensemble Section Leader - Callie Barnett

Battery Captain - Zach Duke

Colorguard Captains - Teri Martin (Head) - Jimmy Passmore and Emma Tallent (Assistants)


            2019 Marching Band Competition Itineraries and Directions:

Past Shows Under Mr. Huckabee's Direction:

2002 - An American Fantasy

2003 - Lord of the Rings 

2004 - Around the World in 8 Minutes - (2005 Gator Bowl Silver Division Grand Champions!) - Jacksonville, FL

2005 - Pirates of the Caribbean

2006 - Phantom of the Opera

2007 - Imagination:  The Music of Dr. Seuss - (2008 Velero Alamo Bowl Silver Division Grand Champions) San Antonio,TX

2008 - "Jack's Twisted Christmas" - from The Nightmare Before Christmas

2009 - Once Upon a Dream: The Music from Disney's Fantasmic

2010 - "Remembrance: A Tribute to Pearl Harbor" 

2011 - The Sunday Crossword - (2012 Gator Bowl Silver Division Grand Champions) - Jacksonville, FL

2012 - Believe:  The Music of the Polar Express

2013 - The Heist

2014 - We Wanna Rock!

2015 - The Eye of Egypt (AutoZone Liberty Bowl Halftime Performance with country music SuperStar Craig Morgan) Memphis, TN

2016 -  Seasons of Love 

2017 -  Don't Look Under the Bed

2018 - The Traitor

2019 - "The Immortal" - (2020 AllState Sugar Bowl / Jackson Square NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!!) - New Orleans, LA

2020 - " Coming Home" 

Pictured Above:  The 2019-2020 Marching Panther Regiment traveled to New Orleans,LA for the 2020 AllState Sugar Bowl.  While there, they grabbed all 1st Place Captions (Marching, Music, Auxillary, Drum Major, Percussion, and General Effect) in their Division, and was crowned the Sugar Bowl / Jackson Square performing National Champions (out of all 14 band participants) for the best band performance in New Orleans! Way to represent guys!  They were able to participate in a Mardi Gras New Orleans Style masquerade ball (where the awards banquet was held).  

Franklin High School's most visible and notable performing group is the FHS Marching Panther Regiment Band.  Pictured above, the students and staff members enjoy a day at the beach following several first place awards at the 2012 Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida (January 2012).  The band has won many other first place awards throughout the southeast, including the 2005 Gator Bowl, the 2008 Valero Alamo Bowl, the 2012 Toyota Gator Bowl, and various other local and regional competitions.  The Marching Panther Regiment can be seen various times throughout the fall semester from western and central North Carolina, to Atlanta Georgia and occasional trips to Florida.  The band students that register are required to participate in any and all mandatory events, competitions, concerts, parades, etc, as well as attend a MANDATORY summer camp in July.

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