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

The 2020 Show Production:

"Coming Home...."

A show dedicated to honor and to the

memory of  


those who fight... and have fought 



for the freedom and liberties of our great country!




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Panther Regiment 


Information Brochure!!

  The 2020 Marching Panther Regiment 
Calendar of Events
 
(*Presented 
March 20, 2020)
 
 
  July
 
 
  Wed. July 29
 All Leadership Candidates Report for Leadership Camp -  (Bring a Lunch)
 9am - 4pm
  Wed. July 29
 All Colorguard Members and Percussion Members (Front and Battery) Report for Camp
 9am - 4pm
  Th/Fr - July 30 - 31
  ALL FRESHMEN AND ROOKIES (Never Marched @FHS Before) Report to Camp (Bring a Lunch)
 9am - 4pm
   August
 
 M-F - August 3 - 7
Full Band Camp Week 1 (All Students MUST attend; every day, all day; in order to be in the band) - 
Bring a Lunch, sunscreen, tennis shoes, instruments, Water/Gatorade, and a GREAT attitude!
 8:30am - 6pm
  Tues, August 4th
  OFFICIAL FRESHMAN / JUNIOR REGISTRATIONYou will need to bring a parent/chaperone to notarize your health forms and permission forms, and you will also pay for your band fees, pants, shoes, gloves, and band t-shirts. 
Payment plans (if needed) will also be set up during registration.  All money must be paid in full before our first October competition (Full payments are due by October 3, 2020) 
 Registration is from 7:30am - 8:30am
 Wed., August 5th
 OFFICIAL SOPHOMORE / SENIOR REGISTRATION You will need to bring a parent/chaperone  to notarize your health forms and permission forms, and you will also pay for your band fees, pants, shoes, gloves, and band t-shirts.
Payment plans (if needed) will also be set up during registration.  All money must be paid in full before our first October competition (Full payments are dure by October 3, 2020)
 Registration is from 7:30am- 8:30am
  M-F - August 10 - 14
 Full Band Camp Week 2 (All Students MUST attend; every day, all day; in order to be in the band) - 
Bring a Lunch, sunscreen, tennis shoes, instruments, Water/Gatorade, and a GREAT attitude
 8:30am - 6pm
 Thurs. August 13
 FHS Band Annual Parent Extravaganza Concert - Band Parent Meeting!
Parents are invited to come see what we are doing for the season, get information on the show and competitions, and see how you can help out our booster club with concessions, fundraisers, props, sewing, etc.  ALL CHAPERONES on EVERY BAND TRIP MUST BE an ACTIVE MEMBER of the band boosters in order to chaperone for any band trips!  Hope you all can help us out!
 5:30pm
 Fri. August 14
 "Potential Football Game" - (Not announced/posted yet- Keep open)
 5pm - ?
 Mon. August 24
 First Day of School / MONDAY NIGHT PRACTICE (*All Monday practices are MANDATORY)
 6pm - 8:30pm
 Fri. August 28
 HOME FOOTBALL GAME - vs. Murphy HS
 5pm - ?
 Mon. August 31
 MONDAY NIGHT PRACTICE
 6pm - 8:30pm
September
 
 Fri. Sept. 4
 HOME FOOTBALL GAME - vs. Rabun Gap Nacoochie School
 5pm - ?
 Mon. Sept. 7
 Labor Day Holiday / No School / No Band Practice
 
Fri. Sept 11
 Away Football Game (Pep Band Only- ANYONE that wants to go can go with us) - 
NOTICE : Away games are optional - @ Swain County HS
  5pm - ?
  Mon. Sept 14
  MONDAY NIGHT PRACTICE
  6pm - 8:30pm
  Fri. Sept. 18
  Away Football Game (Pep Band Only) - @ Mitchell HS
  5pm - ?
 Sat. Sept. 19
 Regional Marching Competition! - Location TBA 
 8am - Midnight
Mon. Sept. 21
  MONDAY NIGHT PRACTICE
  6pm - 8:30pm
  Fri. Sept. 25
  HOME FOOTBALL GAME - vs. Owen HS
  5pm - ?
  Sat. Sept. 26
  Regional Marching Competition! - Location TBA
  8am - Midnight
  Mon. Sept. 28
  MONDAY NIGHT PRACTICE
  6pm - 8:30pm
October
 
 Sat. Oct. 3
  Regional Marching Competition! - Location TBA
  8am - Midnight
 Mon. Oct. 5
  Teacher Workday / No School / MONDAY NIGHT PRACTICE
 6pm - 8:30pm
 Fri. Oct. 9
 HOME FOOTBALL GAME - vs. Hendersonville HS
 5pm - ?
 Sat. Oct. 10
 Regional Marching Competition! - Location TBA
 8am - Midnight
 Mon. Oct. 12
 LAST MONDAY NIGHT PRACTICE
 6pm - 8:30pm
 Fri. Oct. 16
 Away Football Game (Pep Band Only) - @ Brevard HS
 5pm - ?
 Sat. Oct. 17
 Sprayberry Southern Invitational Marching Band Championships - Atlanta, GA
 6am - Midnight
 Fri. Oct. 23
 Away Football Game (Pep Band Only) - @ East Henderson HS
 5pm - ?
  Mon. Oct. 26
  Teacher Workday / No School 
 
 Fri. Oct. 30
 HOME FOOTBALL GAME - vs. Pisgah HS
 5pm - ?
 Fri. Nov. 6
 HOME FOOTBALL GAME - vs. Smoky Mountain HS
 5pm - ?
  Wed. Nov. 11
  Veteran's Day Holiday/ No School  / THE BAND WILL PERFORM FOR VETERAN'S DAY TODAY!
  9am - 12 noon
 Nov. 25 - Nov. 29
 Thanksgiving Holiday / No School
 
  Sun. Nov 29
  Franklin Town Christmas Parade
  Meet at 1:45pm
December
 
 
  Sat. Dec. 5
  Highlands Christmas Parade (AM) / Clayton Christmas Parade (PM)
  All Day Event
 Mon. Dec. 7
OR
Mon. Dec.14
 Franklin HS Band Christmas Concert - Fine Arts Center - Franklin HS - (...Exact Date TBA)
 7pm - ?
Fri. Dec. 18
  Early Dismissal from School for Christmas Break
 
Sat. Dec. 19 - 
Sun. Jan 3, 2021
  Christmas Holidays / No School
 
January
 
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
OR
Thurs. Jan. 28
  High School All-District Band Auditions - Tuscola HS - (After school / we will take a bus)
 3:30pm - ?
  February
 
 
  F-S - Feb. 5-6
OR
Feb. 12-13
  Western District - All-District Band Clinic - Western Carolina University
 
   Fri. Feb 19
Teacher Workday / No School
Potential Far West Honor Band Clinic (Fri-Sat) - Bryson City - Swain County HS
 
March
 
Mon. March 8
  Potential MPA Mock Adjudication Concert - (Symphonic Band Only) - Hayesville HS 
3:30pm - ?  
Fri. March 26
  Teacher Workday / No School
 
March 27 - April 4
  Spring Break / No School
 
 April
 
March 27 - April 4
  Spring Break (*cont) / No School
 
  May
 
 
Mon. May 10
  Potential Spring Concert / Senior Dedication Show - FHS Fine Arts Building
  7pm
Fri. May 28
  Last Day of School / Early Dismissal
 
 
 
 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEAR'S 

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 - Daniel Saylors
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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**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: franklinpantherband@yahoo.com.